This week's theme in Tot School was All About Me.
First, M made a minibook about "My Family" that I printed from a book of emergent readers I have.
We read Me and My Amazing Body by Joan Sweeney. I thought this book did a great job explaining how your body works at a level toddlers can understand. M wanted to reread it and play with her girl body puzzle every day. This puzzle has five layers so you can explore organs, skeleton, muscles, skin and fully dressed. M LOVES this puzzle.
We made pipecleaner skeletons. (Yes, it looks like a stick figure.)
We worked on Noah's Ark as our Bible lesson this week. M made a watercolor rainbow. First she colored with the watercolor pencils, then she painted over them with water to make the watercolor effect.
We put the correct number of animal stickers under each number.
We worked with our sandpaper letters.
For our stART project we made a flower growth chart.
M practiced cutting straight lines with her scissors. She has finally gotten the grip correct thanks to some tips from Nikki.
We also did a science experiment about fingerprints. First we examined our fingers with a magnifying glass. Then we printed our fingertips onto a card and examined how they were all different. Finally, we talked about how our fingers are ridged to help us pick up objects. We illustrated by picking up pennies first with our thumb and forefinger. Then we put tape on our fingers so they were smooth and tried to pick up the pennies again. It was much harder without our fingerprints; the pennies kept slipping out.
That was our All About Me week. We will be continuing our discovery of the human body next week.