In February we started the story of “The Hat” by Jan Brett. The children took part in acting out the story and the animals. We drew pictures and talked about many different animals and where they live. The children learned a small lesson on inference in our story. The animals were laughing at Hedgie for wearing a hat he got stuck on his head. While they laughed they were also thinking how good a hat would be. Lisa got her stocking off of Hedgie just in time to find out the animals had taken all her clothes and made hats out of them. When she asked animals what they were doing they said,” Now we’re wearing a Magnificent Hat.” Throughout the day children will put various items on their head and say,” My magnificent hat.”
In the last week we are touching on some measuring, and rhyming. We compared our heights and everyone grew since the beginning of the year. We also compared time from when they were babies till now, and the things that they accomplished in a few years. We are using the book “Inch By Inch” which teaches measurement and about many birds. Rhyming comes through many times in the day and we try to focus on a lesson in large group time.