Monday, January 28, 2008


This week we have continued our study of winter animals. Today we focued on squirrels and what they do to prepare for the cold weather. We read the book "A Busy Little Squirrel" by Nancy Tafuri where a little squirrel is too busy to play with his friends because he is gathering fruits, nuts, and corn for the winter.

Then I pulled out a bag of mixed nuts. We compared the shapes of the different nuts and then predicted what would be on the inside. One child said a train would be inside and another said a doll. Then one said, "we need to crack it to see what is inside!". So we did and everyone tried the various nuts. Then I let them have a hammer(with CLOSE supervision) to try and crack the nuts themselves. We used the broken shells to cover the letter "Nn".

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