Fairyland is a magical place where just about anything can happen. Fairies are very industrious…they bake, clean, sew, dance, play games, have picnics and tea parties…they all have wings and sometimes antennas…Our “fairies” have wreaths for their hair and wands to cast some dreamy spells. Fairy Land is a great place to be and have fun with all their fairy friends!!!
We are going to Fairy Land Beach. This is what it looks like. Here are all the books we are taking....We are going...Here we are!!! Don't forget your wands!!!
Making Fairy Books
Pretty Fairies all in a row!!!
Beware!!!! These little fairies are everywhere!!!!
Now... we must again be patient as we watch and wait for them to bloom.
Todd Parr, author and illustrator has written over 38 children’s books, most of which are about love, kindness feelings, family, taking care of the environment and being and loving who you are. What better time to introduce his books to the girls as we have been exploring ourselves, friends, feelings and families. Many Todd Parr books have given the girls much to think about. We visited Todd’s Website on the smart board and the girls were so excited when he personally talked about his art studio and future books.
After reading several of Todd’s books the girls began recognizing similarities….One day I asked them… how do you know that Todd Parr wrote that book? The answers came….
The girls have made many connections to Todd. These are some of the things we have learned about him and the girls have been amazed that he likes many of the same things as we do!!
What’s in a face? Faces are important from the beginning…At birth children focus on their parents’ faces… They will have a life-long fascination with faces…Through our study of faces the girls are have begun to realize that every person is unique and special. They are also recognizing that their friends’ thoughts and ideas are important and no one person is more or less important than another… Through the course of several weeks the girls have constructed several faces through different media. Their creativity and imagination is always present.
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Creating these faces was a challenge which the girls embraced fully!!! They persisted...so proud of them....
We are encouraging the girls to share with us how they are feeling.
Where is the snow? Well, it is SOMEWHERE, but just not here. That has not stopped our girls from having fun thinking about snow and listening to wonderful stories about winter wonderlands. Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner is one of those wonderful stories. The girls are offered a glimpse of what happens to animals in the winter…where do they get food…where is their habitat…how do they stay warm. Here is a peek into our winter wonderland.
Through much discussion the girls discovered the following:
Recognizing main idea
Retelling a story
Comparing and Contrasting
Listening for understanding
Our stomachs were growling after reading so many books about Gingerbread so today we decided to make cookies.
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