For the month of January, Silverman’s Tziporim class talked about winter, snow, and weather. They also learned some nursery rhymes like: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Little Miss Muffet, Jack Be Nimble, Hickory Dickory Dock, Mary Had a Little Lamb, and Humpty Dumpty.
The class incorporated the winter theme into their art work by making a snowman collage, mittens and hat paintings, winter tree and snow murals, penguin making, and popsicle stick snowflakes. As for the nursery rhyme activities, the class made twinkling stars, a paper plate clock with a mouse, a lamb from a doily, Humpty Dumpty, and decorated a muffin with confetti.
The children worked on sorting and identifying winter clothes, exploring ice, and participating in snow day where they got to see how snow is made.
Some books the class read include: “When Will it Snow” by Syd Hoss, “Snowball” by Nina Crews, “The Little Red Sled” by Tisha Hamilton, “Sam’s Winter Hat”, by Albert Lamb, and “Biscuits Snow Day” by Alyssa Capucilli.
During circle time in January, Tziporim talked about how animals, birds, and people live during the cold winter months. The children enjoyed talking about the different clothes we wear and different things animals do in order to stay warm. The class also enjoyed acting out the various nursery rhymes they learned about.
Here are some photos from January: