This week we learned about the Great Outdoors! We learned about different activities we can do outdoors such as camping, and we talked a lot about the different animals that live out in the wild and what they look like! Take a look at our very exciting week!
One of our group activities this week involved a scavenger hunt! The children were split up into groups and together they went, with their binoculars of course, around the school and outside in the playground to find the animal track that they were assigned to follow. After finding each track, they collected a puzzle piece with a matching color. Once all pieces were gathered, we came back to the room to put together the puzzle and discover their mystery animal! The binoculars we used were from our other group activity we did earlier in the week!
Since the theme was great outdoors we set a tent up in the classroom for us to play in, we were able to experience what it would be like to camp and stay in a tent! How fun! Also during free play we explored the sensory table with our friends which was filled with sand, flowers, animals and gardening materials!
Happy birthday to our friends!!
During circle time we learned what kind of materials someone would bring with them if they went camping and why! Things such as a sleeping bag, food, clothes, and a map of course! As we each learned about our items, we got to "pack" our items in a big hiking back pack that teacher Violet was wearing. Pretty soon, she was all packed up and ready to hike out of the classroom!
Our table activities involved learning about animals that live in the wild such as a hedgehog and owl, making our very own trail mix and campfire art, and making bird feeders for our neighborhood birds!
Thank you everyone for a successful week! Join us next week as we learn about the theme of Sand and Sea!
Alia Laack is a high school Family and Consumer Sciences teacher who runs the Early Childhood Education program at Century High School, including the Little Jags Preschool.