"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." -Walter Streightiff

Sunday, September 14, 2014

All About Me

This week was all about ME...
We read The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss.
Painting our feet and painting with them proved to be quite a sensory experience...
We had so much fun it was hard to stop. ..."Oh, how many feet we meet!"
We read Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins,
fingerpainted and printed our handprints on paper as we counted our fingers.
Singing "Where is Thumbkin?" seemed to fit in perfectly with this activity!
A graph on the wall shows how tall we each are. We compared our heights to each other's using the words like shortest, tallest, smallest and biggest. 
Standing on a scale, we were able to see how much we weigh.
WOW! We are all getting so big!
We read the book, I Like Me by Nancy Carlson.
Then we looked in a mirror to see our special characteristics- the color of our eyes, our hair, the shape of our nose and mouth. We opened our mouths and counted our teeth. We listened to the song, "I Am Special" by Thomas Moore.
Using different shapes and scraps of paper and other collage materials, we created self-portraits.
I Like Me!
We opened our mouths and used a mirror so we could count our teeth.
Practice makes perfect. We brushed pretend teeth
 and read The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss.
We read the book, The Shape of Me and Other Stuff by Dr. Seuss,
Dem Bones 
and Magic School Bus inside the Human Body. 
We had people shapes to add characteristics we see, black shapes to add our bones and some of us talked about inside body parts and added them to the body shapes. 
In the words of Dr. Seuss-
"Of all the shapes we MIGHT have been... I say, 'HOORAY for the shapes we're in!'"

Inside parts of the human body filled a sensory tub. We had fun exploring the different parts. 
"I Spy" is one of our very favorite games to play. We love to take out the books and "spy" things and challenge others to find them. This week, we played, "I Spy Mr. Body". We had a body shape filled with lots of different body parts. We took turns "spying" body parts of all kinds.
We read The Way I Feel and talked about different feelings and what makes those feelings surface. 
Can you guess how we feel?
We used our body parts to do the "Hokey Pokey"!
That's what it's all about!

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