The ‘letter of the week’ is J. We are also focusing on the sense of taste this month. So, during snack time we had a ‘jam’ taste test. The students were given pieces of toast with different kinds of jam on each piece. After each taste , the girls were asked if they liked it or not , the results were recorded. They tasted peach, raspberry and grape jams. Not surprisingly , they all liked each different flavor. They asked for more! They also created a collage of a ‘jar of jelly beans’. This helped with fine motor control;as they had to glue small ‘jellybeans’ onto the jar.
One of the color of the month is green. They have been painting with blue and yellow paint; and were encouraged to mix the paint and then discuss what happened. As a group we also experimented with yellow and blue tissue paper. Their paper was washed down with a solution of glue and water. Then small squares were stuck down onto the paper. They had to overlap the tissue paper. They were pleased with themselves when they ‘made’ green.
Next week is our Thanksgiving feast and performance. We have been talking about Thanksgiving and making turkey pieces of art. The students will be dressing up as pilgrim girls for the show; they are going to look adorable !