Last week our theme was friendship. During the first few weeks of school we made these friendship trees out of the kid's fingerprints. Both classes have them displayed in their respective rooms. Aren't they sweet?
We focused on cooperative learning and how to make and treat friends which are such important social skills for our peas. :)
We started by making friendship bracelets in art. We took home a different bracelet than we made to celebrate our friendships!
In Pre-K 1 we measured our friends with snapcubes.
Then we counted how long our friends were!
Pre-K 2 did some math with counters and numbers to reinforce number recognition.
Pre-K 1 added this poem to our journals and colored pictures to go with our poems.
Next, we read The Important Book by Margeret Wise Brown.
It is a very sweet book about the diverse qualities of many items: the grass, an apple, the wind, etc. We made class books of what is important about us!
I LOVE the things that they shared were important about them. SO precious.
We also played with Care Bears. Old school, lol! My mom had these at her house from when I was little from the first Care Bear craze in the 80's! There are books about them, too, and they were a great way to have fun pretending and reinforce the concepts of kindness, sharing, and friendship. Even the boys loved them!
We also made a friendship quilt! Each friend in Pre-K 1 made a square, then we tied it all together.
Here it is completed!
On Friday, Pre-K 2 did a cooperative art project after reading "Caps for Sale" for letter C!
Each group participated in making one part of a larger picture. This group made the monkeys from the story....
These sweet peas drew the cap salesman.
And this group worked on making the tree.
The fourth group made the caps!
Here is the finished product! What an incredible learning activity!