The girls love building a story and telling you all the details. It is amazing to watch their ideas turn into stories. They have fun interacting with their friends and sharing materials. There are 2 trays of loose parts that the girls can choose from. Some of the items are: bugs, stones, fairies, trees, ladybugs, birds.
As we watch the girls build and tell their stories they are showing growth in their Language Development. Their expressive language shows as they:
-Tell the sequence of stories using the materials provided
-Participates in meaningful two-way conversation with another person
-Engages in imaginary talk, likes to make up stories
-Shows lots of imagination in verbal expressions
Has anyone seen ladybugs at their house? This started the discussion: the ladybugs were in our kitchen windows, in my living room, and I think they are bad bugs. The girls were so curious about ladybugs. We set up our ladybug house and the girls have enjoyed watching them grow from the larvae and now they are crawling around looking for something to eat. Did you know that ladybugs hibernate and that is why we are seeing them now? We have read many non-fiction and fiction books that have given the girls lots of new knowledge. They have had so much fun observing and drawing the ladybugs as they grow. The girls are building houses for their ladybugs with hope of them not getting out. After working diligently to build a house they realized they can fly!!!!
I hope your daughter's have shared with you that we have a new area in our classroom where they can build anything and everything. We call this area our "Maker's Station". After reading Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty and The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires the girls were inspired to make anything they could imagine!!! Here are some of the creations they have made:
- A Treehouse
-A snowglobe with a paper chair on the inside
-A blueberry and celery sandwich
-A tree and another small tree
-A pickle on a stick, so your hands won't get juicy
I have been a teacher at Hutchison for 28 years. This is my 6th year as a teacher in the Little Hive. It is so fun watching these girls grow and love to learn.