January was a busy month our Tziporim class. We talked about all things winter and snow and discussed Tu B’ Shevat. We made a snoman collage, snow murals, made and decorated winter hats and mittens, and also created a cotton ball penguin. The children sorted and identified various winter clothing to help them with math skills. Some of the books we read that had to do with winter and Tu B’ Shevat were: “Snowball” by Nina Crews, “Thank you Trees” by G. Karwoski and Marilyn Gootman, “It’s Tu B’Shevat” By Edie Zolkower, and “Dear Tree” By Doba Weber.
Tziporim spent the month of February talking about different shapes and colors. Various art projects that were done as a class included: an orange tree painted using corks, Japanese blossom branch collage, pizza shape collage, a caterpillar made with circles, a yellow sun, a pink flamingo and a red handbag. The children sorted and identified shapes and colors and looked for different objects around the room in different shapes to see if they could recognize them. The books Tziporim read while they discussed colors and shapes were “How Does the Garden Grow” by P. Patterson,”Wake up, Sun”, by David Harrison, and “Big Red Barn”, by Margaret Brown.
We also used the themes from the past few weeks to do some science. In January we used all our senses to explore ice by crushing it, observing it, and tasting it. More recently in February, we explored dirt both dry and wet through a magnifying glass and discussed our observations.
Here are some recent photos…