Here are some of the kids playing an alphabet mitten game with Mr. M.
And speaking of people we LOVE coming to see us....Chitra and Lindsey are back! We are preparing to complete a FUN mural project here at Southside this semester. The artists are working with the kids on filling space and adding details to their art work.
And, just as important to our Learning Garden FUN are you wonderful parents! The "Mystery Readers" are back...Here's our first Mystery Reader of 2012 coming in to share a VERY FUN book with us.
This book is called "Finklehopper Frog" by Irene Livingston and it is a FUN read with a great message about being kind to others and understanding differences. I'll be looking for it REAL soon on "half.com" (my favorite online bookstore).
Here are some of the sweet illustrations.
And speaking of great books...we read another "new favorite read" of mine this week called "One Winter's Day"...also a book of kindness and friendship. I love this one too because it has a TON of great vocabulary in it and blends so nicely with our Storytown series this week. We decided to try our hand at a new activity...making B,M,E flip books. These kids did a GREAT job illustrating (and writing about) the beginning, middle and end of this story.
Can you see how this artist depicted the wind in the first illustration? I love how they are mimicking what they see in other illustrations!
And check out some of the others:
And this one: "He is blowing away" (B), "He is giving the mice his hat" (M) and "Badger is showing the hedgehog the house." (E).