Welcome back everyone! I hope that President's Week was full of adventures, family time, and much needed relaxation! We picked up right where we left off- still in February- but I couldn't wait to introduce the month of March to our ladybugs!
We spent some time activating prior knowledge about happenings in March during circle time. Through fun guessing games we were able to associate pictures with this month! Ask your preschooler what comes to mind when they think of March, there should be some good answers tucked away in their brain boxes!
This week we lightly introduced our theme for the next month. Many of you with older siblings may be aware that March 2nd is Read Across America day or more commonly known as Dr. Seuss' birthday. Don't we all wish we could celebrate our birthdays for longer than just one day? Well, we can, and we are! Each week in honor of Dr. Seuss we will pick a new book to base our activities on. We can always count on Dr. Seuss books to invite super silly, tongue twisting, ridiculous rhyming and amazingly amusing learning experiences! I'm so happy that most of the ladybugs are already familiar and have an interest in these stories. Some friends even joined me in reading out loud! Whatever your style may be, I think we can all agree they are splendidly entertaining and have great underlying messages such as acceptance, inclusiveness, and the power of imagination just to name a few!
One of the reasons I love March is the impending yet subtle signs of spring. With this weather already being unseasonably mild, we took advantage by having a full morning of outdoor fun. Take a look at our day of games, observations, and silly stories!
A moose? A goose? A train caboose? No friends, the name is Dr. Seuss! Once we finally got our author's name right, we decided to work on our own. This month we are kicking writing and spelling into high gear. I am astonished at all the improvement I have seen thus far, and I'm sure you are too! Have a peek at some of our name games!
Towards the end of the week a friend brought in the tale of "The Lorax". We loved the thriving colors of the Lorax Land and couldn't take our eyes off the swaying, vivid Truffula Trees. This inspired some colorful and engaging sensory play full of pom poms, pipe cleaners, and rainbow beads!
That's all for this week! And remember, as Dr. Seuss said "Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of the telescope." Go out there and dream my little ladybugs!