Monday, September 15, 2014
The Little Island
This is Eden's craft of the morning. The other three are all taking on-site classes on Mondays, so it is just the two of us. So quiet!
She is working on Moving Beyond the Page Age 4-5 this year as her curriculum, and we are just loving it. There is a book each week, and activities surrounding that book. This week is The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown. This is a cute little book, simple enough for the preschool set to listen to and enjoy, but meaty enough for some naturalistic learning. There is a little island in the ocean, and we see the visitors to the island throughout the seasons, very cute. In Eden's craft for today, she created her island (the white is the island, blue the water around it), and then placed the correct number of die-cut trees and bushes on the island - practicing her counting of course. She cut out her rock for the island, and then added the firefly stickers. This one was a huge hit for her. I can't say enough good about Moving Beyond the Page. We got the supplies kit, and I love pulling out the baggie of activities for the week with my stickers, die-cuts, etc. Left to my own devices, I would not be hunting up die-cut trees and bushes. This is just such a good blend of literature, crafts and more traditional learning for us (letters, numbers, etc).