Monday, January 16, 2012

Week Nineteen -Peacemakers and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Week nineteen we learned more about winter weather and we also discussed being peacemakers. I wanted the children to understand why we were getting out of school to celebrate MLK day. The children understand about becoming peacemakers as it is a very important part of being a student as Big Spring Lake Kindergarten. They also discussed having a dream for the future. I had them to use their sounds to "write" what they wanted to be when they grew up. Then they had to draw a picture of themselves doing this job. They all did great! Most wanted to be doctors or policemen but I had a few who dream about some very interesting career choices. After we finished writing and drawing about the future we made a picture of Dr. King using die cut shapes. We glued the picture of our future dream so this picture. It was a great learning experience for everyone. 

Working on our pictures of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The finished product hanging out in the hall. They turned out so cute!

A close up view of our work.

We discussed winter weather and read some books about winter clothing. We read The Mitten and The Hat by Jan Bret. We also made some cute cut and glue TLC snowmen. This is a kind of listen and do activity. The shapes we use all begin as squares or triangles. The children listen to directions and fold and cut the shapes into a picture. 

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