Today we recited the nursery rhyme, Hickory Dickory Dock. We used our hands to run our fingers as a mouse up our arms and down again. We also sang the Robert Rectangle song. Following this we had a discussion about the attributes of a rectangle, found some rectangular shapes in the classroom and drew some rectangles in the air. This is becoming a tradition with the shapes we are covering.
We used some of our foam blocks to make rectangular grandfather clocks for our mice to run up. We have a clock stamp that we stamped onto paper and then stuck to the wet paint on our grandfather clock.
We drew some mice onto another piece of paper. Our plan is to masking tape some string to the bottom of the grandfather clock picture and attach the mouse to the string so that we can make our mice run up and down the clock. I’m impressed with how far the children’s fine motor skills have progressed this year.
We added a new table top activity today. I made some sorting outlines for the pattern blocks. You can download a copy of them here: Pattern block sorting sheets A3. This table had varying success. I saw quite a few children engaging in it and with each other but at some stages it was abandoned. I found this gorgeous cream flower at pack up time. I’d love to know who created it.