Rainforest Week Two

This is our second week in exploring the Rainforest Adventure with our Mother Goose Time Curriculum. Here’s a glance at some of the activities we did this week!

Mathematics and Reasoning

I fondly remember singing the song “Five Little Monkeys” with my Preschoolers when I was teaching in a brick and mortar school. It’s always easier for me to engage in a lesson with my own children when it’s something that I’ve done in the past. It’s always been easier for me personally, to teach other children than my own children.

In this particular lesson, the instructions said to tie the string between two chairs, or the wall and the chair. We tried a couple of different times to secure the string to the wall, and I couldn’t find my trusty 3M hooks, so my oldest had the brilliant idea of hanging the string from the cup-hooks that are always on the underside of our mantel for our Christmas stockings-genius! The kids insisted on hanging the poster right next to the string, so I had a label nearby from an earlier project.

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Five Little Monkeys. I love that the provided materials with the lessons are so colorful but simple at the same time!

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The trio quietly sang the part of Mr. Jaguar, quiet as can be to snap the monkey out of the tree!

I love that this lesson was great for both Math and Reasoning, but also for Language and Literacy and Social and Emotional Development. Theo’s been struggling with number correspondence, so this was a huge improvement for him to show me that there were two monkeys left, after counting out “One…two…” monkeys that were left on the string. This may not seem like a lot, but this was one of the more recent activities where he’s not lost all of his confidence in not getting the answer correct the first time.

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Creative Development

I was really excited to work on this Aboriginal Dot Art project with the trio! Whenever I get my monthly curriculum, I quickly glance over the necessary materials that I may need to get if I don’t currently have a specific supply on hand. I had recently purchased some bolder colored paints (per request by Charlotte). As I anticipated, she did choose to use some of the brighter and bolder colors for this project. How beautiful is the example to show what Aboriginal Dot Art looks like?

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Carefully making small dots on their geckos.

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Theo decided that he needed a series of lines and dots.

 

 

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My attention-to-detail kid, needed to make sure that the gecko had fingernails.

Looking forward to our lessons next week! Thanks for reading about our week!

 

 

AS A MOTHER GOOSE TIME BLOG AMBASSADOR, I RECEIVE MOTHER GOOSE TIME CURRICULUM IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST AND AUTHENTIC STORIES RESULTING FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCES IN IMPLEMENTING THIS CURRICULUM WITH MY CHILDREN. ALL OPINIONSAND THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN AND ARE IN NO WAY INFLUENCED BY OTHERS.

 

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