We had so much fun this week preparing for our beach party. We introduced our unit by reading The Rainbow Fish. We then had a discussion about the different types of fish and sea creatures that live in the ocean such as dolphins, whales, sharks, crabs, lobsters, and turtles.
We created our ocean scene bulletin board by painting starfish and various other types of fish. The children also painted paper towel roll fish.
The children were so excited to make their own "Rainbow Fish." Each child each traced and cut out a Rainbow Fish. Then, they were given one shiny scale and an assortment of scales, glitter, and sequins which they then glued onto the fish shape. We attached the fish to a net that hung across our classroom. Please take a look at our "Under the Sea" bulletin boards, they look spectacular.
The children made aquariums by placing fish stickers on the outside of plastic containers, and then added rocks, shells, glitter, frogs, and blue-colored water inside the containers. The results were spectacular! The children had so much fun playing with them and watching the frogs swim around it.
We celebrated several birthdays this week. Happy Birthday to Annika, Ishaan, Zebin, and Ava. Thank you parents for bringing in many yummy treats.
We concluded our unit by having a beach party. The children looked so adorable in their beach attire. One of the activities was decorating beach hats with shells and markers. The children used their binocular to search for whales hidden around the classroom. Once the children found a whale they sat on their beach towels and listened to stories about them.
We ended our week by having a fabulous concert. We are sure you agree that the children did a great job performing. Congratulations to Zebin on graduating and moving onto Kindergarten. We wish him the best of luck in his new school.
I would have to say that his was the best year yet! It has been an amazing year watching the children grow both socially and academically right in front of our eyes.
We would like to thank you for all of your support throughout the year and for all your contributions to the classroom such as: bringing in fruit each week, bringing in special treats throughout the year, and attending our special holiday parties. As the saying goes, "Great parents have great children."
Have an enjoyable summer!
Ms. Bonne & Ms. Denise