The children will begin learning about winter animals this week. We will talk about the ones in the Arctic and about how animals here survive in the winter.
Sneaky Snake has stayed indoors and has her eyes on the letters P and R.
Laura and I acted out a scene that showed how a friend feels when another one says, “I don’t want to play with you.” We also acted out a scene with me not wanting to hold Laura’s hand in a morning meeting. A few children got up and went to hold Laura’s hand. They all knew that Laura would be sad if I didn’t hold her hand. We talk about how we can make a better choice so our friends don’t feel sad.
Some children have gotten interested in the map in the classroom. They looked at where Japan is located. “It would take a long time to drive there,” one child said. Another corrected her, “You can’t drive there. Look at the water. You have to fly.”
Another child pointed to countries on the map and asked what they were called. She pointed to Russia and said that she had been to a lot of places, but she didn’t go there because it was too big and she would get lost. Then she asked about India and said that she was in the part of India where she could ride her orange bike.