This week we learned about the Sahara Desert and how its the hottest desert in the world. It covers most of Northern Africa. We also learned how Camels have either one or two humps, and how they store fat in their humps and use the fat for energy.
It is so fun to learn through daily experiences about the world around us. The kids love the hands on activities which make our topics come to life.
Example of a daily topics:
- Community Challenge (Sharing Water) – The kids sit in a circle and give each child a cup. Show the filled water bottle and explain that everyone must share this water. Give the bottle to a child and invite him to pour some in his cup. Pass it on until all kids have water. Then ask the kids ” Did everyone get water? What could we do if someone didn’t get water?
- Creative Corner – (Canteen Prop) – We invited the kids to decorate the plates then staple. We took our to the park and went on a pretend desert adventure.
- Small Group Math (Race to the Oasis) – Questions for the kids, What do you bing when you go for a walk? We also played our game. We simplified by rolling the cube and taking the same amount fo steps across the room.
- Table Top Literacy (Sand Letters) – Attach Letter Pointers to the craft sticks. Set out the trays and Letter Cards on the table.
THE FUN BEGINS!!!
This book Who Am I was probably my favorite book that I have received yet! As you read it gives the kids a chance to act out the animal that is on that page. That is why they are making these faces.
Marcus loved this book so much!
My Coyote howl!!
We play the Name Game at least that is what I call it. They have to stand in front of the kids tell them how old they are and what their name is after they find it laying in the grass. They are getting so good at this game they recognize their friends names as well.
MAKING OUR GREAT PYRAMIDS
LEARNING ABOUT THE PLANTS IN THE SAHARA DESERT
OUR OLIVE TREE
MATH AND MATCHING OUR NUMBERS GAME