What a wonderful week we have had in Nursery. The children have loved our new story this week, 'The Gingerbread man!' It has been very good for their story telling skills as everyone has loved repeating the fun story line, 'Run, run as fast as you can you can't catch me because i'm the gingerbread man.'
For language arts this week we set up a small world story board that follows along to the book. The children carefully listened to the story and then took turns acting it out and playing different characters throughout the book. It was great to see everyone using lines from the story and repeating along with me. After we finished the story board was left up so the children could independently act it out and it was great fun to watch and listen as they could all remember the story.
For maths this week we made up a new song to the tune of '10 green bottles' but we changed it to '10 little gingerbread men.' The children each had a gingerbread man and Mr. fox would come to eat 1 gingerbread man at a time. It was a great counting skills games as we had to continuously count down how many were left. This game made the children laugh so much as they all tried to hide their cookies.
Throughout the week the children have explored various sensory trays from moon sand and exploring a space environment to a cotton candy shop. We found real cotton from the tree and let the children explore what fresh cotton from the tree felt like. Everyone loved it and said it was really soft! We also had a great time with this hot weather playing water world. It was so much fun as we put out the sprinkler to help water our grass this week while the children played and ran through it. We also explored frozen water beads and bubbles.
Next week is Book week, I have chosen a favorite story for the class, 'Pete the cat and his 4 groovy buttons.' I am very excited to learn about this story next week and all the activities involved.
Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week!