Thursday was a little bit of a smaller group, which worked well with our interactive books. We read about caterpillars, butterflies, and moths.
Book: Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek. Lucy looks everywhere for her butterfly and finally finds it in the sky. We identified lots of bugs in this book including a ladybug which was our memory box item.
Book: Don't Worry, Bear by Greg Foley. The kids really helped me bring this book to life! My colleague read the book as I manipulated the felt board pieces to tell the story of a caterpillar who spins himself a cocoon. Bear worries for caterpillar because it gets dark (turned the lights off), gets windy (we made gusts of wind), snows (we all threw packing popcorn in the air for a big snowstorm), and rains (spritzed some water). Don't worry; caterpillar is just fine! He emerges a beautiful moth.
Shakers: "Harry Caterpillar" is a song off the CD Exercise Party. Harry Caterpillar wants to cross the street so he has to "wiggle and jiggle and roll himself over" all the way there. I have a caterpillar puppet that turns into a a butterfly, which is exactly what Harry does at the end, so the puppet danced around with us.
Game: Bibbity Boppity Boo with flannel butterflies. Each child got a butterfly and I put their rhyming skills to the test. "Bibbity Boppity Boo a butterfly sat on my shoe", etc.
Letter of the Day: Ll