Humpty Dumpty Play
In the Orange Room, the Duplo Table became a live action theater for Humpty Dumpty play as the children used duplo blocks to construct a variety of walls. Additional manipulatives were provided to help the children retell the rhyme.
Median Bin Play
In the Red Room media bin, the children mixed and poured all month as they practiced the rhyme, Peas Porridge Hot. The media bin was filled with uncooked peas, metal pans, plastic pans, spoons, and hot/cold words. The children scooped peas and words into the corresponding pans as they worked with the media.
In both the Orange and Red Rooms, nursery rhyme reading centers were embedded into classroom activities.
Nursery Rhyme Listening Center
Over the past few months, the children have been practicing their auditory discrimination skills by listening to books read aloud. For our Nursery Rhyme Unit, they played a game of bingo by listening to rhymes on the IPod and then finding the corresponding pictures on the game board.
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In the Red Room, vehicle play was put on hold to create space to play farm as the children became familiar with rhymes about sheep. The children were eager to help Bo Peep find all of her lost sheep and learned how to record which sheep were back at the farm in order to find out how many were still missing.
Learning About Wool
The rhyme, Baa Baa Black Sheep, lead us to explore sheep shearing and wool. We read this book and examined items made of wool. We also practiced winding and weaving using spun wool, wool yarn, and wool felt. The children were very interested in mastering these materials and returned to these manipulatives frequently.
Pat a Cake Play dough
This month, our play dough work focused on letter recognition by having the children make cakes for their friends. We used fancy plates, rollers, and letter stampers to create initials and names on the cakes.
Making a Rhyming Book
The children made their own books by stamping rhyming picture pairs. They were able to complete this activity with a great deal of independence by referencing the chart. Once the books were stamped, the children added picture labels by gluing on corresponding words.
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