Sunday, January 29, 2012

What's your favorite color?
This week we investigated color as we explored the fun book, Pete the Cat.  Pete loves his white shoes and sings a song about them until he steps in a large pile of strawberries!  Then his shoes become red.  He steps in a series of items that are different colors and turn his shoes various colors.  A fun way to make the children aware of the colors of things around them.

We immediately looked at the color of our shoes. . .

and then we traced our shoes and colored them.

Zoe did a great job of noticing the color of her shoes and straps.

We each received a paper shoe to color whatever color we wanted.  Later we looked in the room for items that were the same color as our shoes.

We decorated our own "Pete the Cat".

And we played a matching game.  The pictures only had small differences between them so the children really needed to pay attention to match them up.  Our week was full of paying attention to details.

Other colorful details of our week included the following. . .

Karsten drew a beautiful rainbow!


 We enjoyed mixing colors at the easel.

 We worked on "how many is 10?" and recognizing some numbers.

Jane brought in a Dr. Suess book and played teacher by showing us the pictures at meeting time.

A special treat this week was mixing our own color of frosting to frost a cookie!

We made two different colors of play dough. . .

Zoe and Camille did puzzles together.

Our T/Th group loves to play under the table and pretend together!

Camille brought in colorful oranges for us to share.

We created colorful glue paintings!

Look how focussed Karsten is on this task!

There is always time for snuggling together with a book!

At the end of the week, the M/W/F group created a book together, following the format of "Brown Bear, Brown Bear".  

And we learned the fun song, "Ram, Sam, Sam", where we slap the floor with both hands and recite fun nonsense words - they loved it!

A great week!

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