We started our day with a cute Snoopy comic. Right away the children were able to find a word they didn't know the meaning of, so we used the comic strip pictures to find the meaning of the word groovy. One student said that the girls were uncomfortable in this little story, so we talked about why that could have been. We also talked about Snoopy kissing Lucy and how she might feel uncomfortable about that. This wasn't the direction of the discussion I anticipated, but we said when someone is kissed by someone that is not in their family, it could make them uncomfortable. However, since Snoopy is a dog, Lucy was probably more annoyed because she is easily annoyed, especially by Snoopy! Ask me to tell you about the word groovy!
We continued our study of the forest habitat. We read an information book about forests and learned about plants and animals that live in the forest. We also learned about the different levels in the forest where animals live, and began to talk about how their external features help them to live in the forest. We drew a detailed picture of a forest with plants and animals that live in the forest. We wrote labels to go with the picture. Ask me to tell you 3 animals and 3 plants that live in the forest.
We re-read Denise Fleming's book Where Once There Was a Wood and watched part of a video about how she makes the illustrations in her books. Fleming makes paper and uses paper pulp and stencils to create the beautiful illustrations in her books. We just watched parts of the video because it's twenty minutes long, but I am including it here so you can watch it if you would like to see this artist and author. For more information about paper making, you can also visit Denise Fleming's website and find directions!
Have a great weekend! Hopefully we will all have some time to get outside and enjoy some warmer weather!