This week we started our new unit on Where We Live. We read the book The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater. The children discussed their own dream homes inspired by the read aloud during a turn and talk with their peers. They were then invited to the Art Center to create their dream homes using art and recycled materials.
During our whole group meeting we discussed the kinds of homes the children in our class live in, including single family houses, multi-family houses, and apartment buildings.
This week we transformed our Sensory Center into a sand table! Children explored this new material while building sand castles!
At the Block Center, children are exploring different kinds homes and practicing new vocabulary, such as building, apartment, tall, long, and short.
Next week we will continue to explore the kinds of homes people in our neighborhoods and in our city live in, as well as how homes are designed and built.