Friday, January 16, 2015

January 16th, 2015

M is for Moose!

This week, we learned all about the letter "Mm".

We also took the opportunity to examine the Arctic and the people and animals who inhabit it.  We collectively constructed a sugar cube igloo (and didn't sneak any bites!)...

...and were proud of our finished product!

We studied the Inuit people and their  way of life, then we made some faces.

We also looked at lots of slides of Aurora Borealis. While we understood it was a night sky phenomenon that can be seen from the arctic, I stopped short of explaining the earths geomagnetic field lines to my preschoolers.

But that certainly didn't stop us from creating our own interpretative abstract art of the northern lights. 

This was a good time for our m-moons.

This week, we also practiced recognizing and counting 1-20.  While we're pretty solid on 1-10, numbers 11-20 will definitely be reviewed often for the remainder of the school year.

And we had fun with the __ET word family.

Towards the end of our week, we shifted our focus to Martin Luther King, Jr.

It can be difficult to find age-appropriate written material on the civil rights movement.  In my class, we've been learning that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man who used gentle and peaceful ways to help Americans change their mind about how people are treated.  Teaching the whole group, I refrained from getting too specific.

When creating their take-home book, I simply used the words of our MLK song that were already familiar.

We also had fun creating our handprints...

 make a friendship wreath.


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