We engaged the children in our "Kind Word Sensory Lesson." First we read Should I Share my Ice Cream? by Mo Williams. After the story, we gave each child a cotton ball and asked them to describe it. The children remarked that the cotton balls were soft, fluffy, and made them happy. We discussed how happy we feel when our friends are nice to us, just like how the cotton balls made us feel.
Next, we hand out pieces of sand paper. The children felt the paper and said it was rough, it made their arms hurt, and that it left a mark that hurt. We equated that to how it felt when someone says something mean or takes something from us.
Notes from Ms. Peishuan:
Each child received a “我愛你” (wǒ ài nǐ ) “I love you" stamp.
This week we did many activities to prepare for Valentine's Day. On Monday, we made special valentines for a friend in our class. The children first cut out a heart shape out of card stock. Then, the children glued on decorative pieces of paper to make a collage. They finished their cards by signing their names on the valentine.
We exchanged the valentines on Friday during our Valentine's Day party.
Other fun areas in class:
On Tuesday, the children decorated Valentines' Day cards. We took an adorable picture of the children pretending to hold balloons. We printed out a picture of each child and glued it on the front. To make the balloons, the children used a paper towel roll and molded it to look like hearts. The children dipped the paper towel roll in red paint and stamped them onto their card. They decorated the inside of card with stickers and stamps. They look so cute!
"Mad Science" visited our school on Wednesday. Our scientist, Miss Chief did a variety of science experiments using water, ice, styrofoam, and dry ice. She even made "dragon eggs" for the children to touch. Miss Chief made dry ice at the end of her show for all of us to observe.
On Thursday we made delicious chocolates! I first melted special chocolate in the microwave. The children then poured the chocolate into the candy molds. Once the chocolate cooled, I instructed the children on how to drizzle chocolate on top of the candy, using a pastry bag.
The children put the chocolates into the heart shaped boxes that they painted and decorated with stickers. We hope you enjoyed the chocolates!
We finally made it to the end of the week for our Valentine's Day party! We exchanged our valentines with all of our friends, read a special story, and had lots of delicious goodies for snack.
We hope you enjoy the the time off with your family. See you on Monday, February 24th.
Mrs. B and Ms. Drago