Another geometric shape identification task added a “parallelogram” to our list. The next day, the book The Greedy Triangle provided a cautionary tale for those who are dissatisfied with how they look. This polygon, with some help from a shape-shifter, experienced what is was like to evolve into something else. Serendipitously, Madame’s Latin class introduced characters who experienced one or more metamorphoses of their own as well.
"Cat Purple Lion"
"Cat Unicorn Squirrel"
Eagle Bat Turkey
"Spider Roli Poli"
Rabbit Dog Fox
A follow up activity with tangrams involved following step-by-step directions to create simple origami. A more complex origami shape, however, was featured in our Circle Time story, The Paper Crane. It was interesting to hear how many Kindergartners were very suspicious of the stranger that walked into a poor man’s restaurant one day, even after we read the part about the stranger’s kindness toward him. The children predicted that the stranger would rob the proprietor and were pleasantly surprised that he gave the restaurateur a valuable gift instead.
This week’s Science/P.E. class included a trip to Saline Park for a scavenger hunt. The Ks used their handiest scientific tools- their senses to locate a list of items such as colors in nature. They also made time to enjoy its beautiful and large play structure.