This month in the Tziporim class, our themes have been opposites and nursery rhymes. To incorporate these themes, the children did various projects. For the opposite things, the class created day and night pictures, big and little circle collages, and cotton ball clouds of various sizes. The children also decorated vases using hard wooden squares, cars and airplanes. Projects for the nursery rhyme theme were painting white circles using corks, putting bandages on Humpty Dumpty, and making twinkling stars.
Nursery rhymes were brought to life by the children acting them out. They did Little Miss Muffet, Hickory, Dickory Dock, Jack Be Nimble, and Jack and Jill.
The books that were studies this past month include: Bunny Big and Small by Norman Gorbaty, What’s Inside by Duanne Daughty, Clifford’s Opposites by Norman Bridwell, and Look Up, Look Down by Tana Hoban.
Tziporim teachers also incorporated science in with the nursery rhymes by learning that Humpty is an egg and using the senses to learn about cooked and uncooked eggs. Other science projects include floating and sinking objects in water and the flannel board game. Opposites were incorporated into activities by learning the difference between cold and hot and dressing a bear in different seasonal clothing.
For this month’s math, the children found matching pairs of big and little items, such as cars, shoes, blocks, plates, etc.
Tziporim class also enjoyed special guests for the “Me and My Special person” day. The kids loved having a special guest join them in class.