We had a great week in the Panda Room learning all about Halloween Bats and Spiders. Books we read:
When Tilly Turtle Came to Tea, by Carol Pugliano-Martin
Clifford's Halloween, by Norman Bridwell
Nightsong, by Ari Berk and Loren Long
Bats at the Library, by Brian Lies
Had our Letter of the Week “T”
During centers we read Clifford's Halloween which ends by asking the reader what Clifford should dress up as. The children had to come up with an original idea, draw it and write it! This is an emergent reading skill that we will be working on all year.
In our math center the children learned that bats eat fruit. They were each given a number to practice number recognition and had to count that many pieces of fruit for their bats in a bat cave. This also helps with 1:1 correspondence
During classroom art the pandas did crayon resist watercolor paintings to make spooky spider webs
We also had a rocking Halloween party and went trick-or-treating... it was certainly a treat!!!