Wednesday we read a funny story about an octopus that liked to tickle the fish, (I would like to add that in the story the octopus chased a pearl to the bottom of the ocean and ALL of the kids immediately piped up "HE IS IN THE MIDNIGHT ZONE!"- yeah for connections) then we read a fact book about an Octopus. We got to watch how an octopus can change colors and shapes to camouflage itself in the ocean in a video on the SmartBoard. We practiced listening for the /o/ sound at the beginning of pictures that were on arms of an octopus and then tackled the tricky skill of listening for it in the MIDDLE of a word. (Side note: I have always referred to the arms of an octopus as tentacles. Apparently, that is not correct- they are arms. Who knew? - I suppose I should have been more informed and done more research. Happily, your kids were informed on the correct terminology:))
For math we made patterned arms with pony beads on a pipe cleaner octopus.
Miss Emily came today and talked to us about opossums.
So our color experiment had mixed results... we used the primary colors and tried to see if they would mix and make the secondary colors of orange, green and purple... GREEN was a success, orange was sketchy- close, but not as good as green, and purple was a bust. But it was fun experimenting to see. We decided that that's how experiments go sometimes. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. We still love science!! :)
NO TK ON FRIDAY, MARCH 17!
MONDAY: Library PE Snacks: Kai
WEDNESDAY: ART Snacks: Lucy
FRIDAY: MUSIC Snacks: Marissa 11:40 DISMISSAL