Today we finished our week of Water Where We Live. We have been learning about lakes, ponds and rivers-water that is abundant around Arkansas. We have focused on fish, turtles, and frogs. Today we used a Styrofoam bowl that we painted green to make a turtle. Mrs. Jodie (the artsy girl) helped the children to attach a egg carton piece to be the head. Here's the awesome part-it folds up under the shell so the turtle can tuck his head in! I am telling ya, she is a genius!
We also learned about the book The Rainbow Fish. It is the story of a fish who has beautiful sparkling scales that he won't share with his friends. Soon he finds himself with no friends at all. He decides to share the scales, and realizes that sharing makes him feel good, and it makes his friends feel good, too. We had alot of discussion about this. Sharing is something we do everyday, even if we don't want to. It makes us and our friends feel good.
Today on the playground while the kids were playing in the worm farm, a bird came down and picked a worm up for a little snack! Daniel spotted it first, and then all the friends watched as it flew away with the worm in his beak! How neat is that?
We also finished our Mother's Day gifts. They turned out so pretty. I hope all the mommies enjoy them. The children are so proud of them. In fact, Rosanna doesn't want to give hers away to her mommy- Sorry, Rosa!
~Hope all the mommies out there have a great Mother's Day!~