This week we continued our focus on habitats! We learned more about different animals and where they live! Throughout the week we had many fun activities working on our fine and gross motor skills and we even got to go play out in the sunshine! We also had the reptile man visit us! Join us and take a look at our eventful week!
During circle time we did our jobs, rehearsed our songs and got to peek at a real live frog that was found on our playground!! Continuing to learn more about different animals and where they live, we did an exercise where we placed images of animals into their correct habitat!
For our group activity this week we created some pretty still faces! We read a book, called "If I Had Animal Teeth." It was a fun story about all of the different things you could do if you had different animal teeth! The children then got to choose which kind of animal teeth they would like to have and what they would do with them. The results were very creative, somewhat creepy... and hilarious.
What wonderful weather we had for a few days this week, of course we had to go outside and soak up the sun! We rode tricycles, played with a beach ball, played on the toy set, explored the garden area and overall had so much fun!
So many fun table activities this week such as coloring a penguin and learning how their waxy skin resembles the wax of a crayon, specifically in repelling water. We identified different snakes, created alligator habitat art and more. Our hallway also saw lots of habitat action as well with our big cardboard blocks. It takes a lot of teamwork to make a habitat!
The Reptile Man came and visited us this week! He showed us all kinds of reptiles such as snakes, lizards, and turtles. We learned about their special features, what they eat and how they hunt, how to take care of them, and how to stay safe around them! We had a lot of laughs and a few scares...it was quite a thrill! We all had the chance to touch the reptiles, or just watch from afar, and some of us even got to hold the reptiles all by ourselves! In the end, a few friends all got together and held the big yellow snake which is known as the Albino Granite Burmese Python! He was big!
Thank you everyone for a great week, join us next week as we learn about dinosaurs!
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.