We learned a lot in this theme. We covered everything from people and places in our community, things in our worlds, what we want to be when we grow up, transportation to presidential election. Our pretend center was a grocery store where all people in the community came to shop and our block center was a construction site where children can build and tear down their creations. In our writing center, children could practice to write or play vocabularies from our theme, look for beginning sounds, counting and number recognition game. We did a few different art through out the theme. The first book that we read was "Trashy Town," so children made their version of a garbage truck. When we read "The Little Red Hen Made a Pizza," we made pizza pieces then we asked the children to draw things that the little red hen would want to make next time. Upon reading "Same, Same but Different," the children tell us what they see or have in their world and drew them. The last book that we read was "The Other Side," we asked the children to draw themselves playing on the fence just like the kids on the book. We did one cooking activity, we made a personal pizza. It was delicious. Before winter break, we decided to have a party, the children decided that they wanted to have a cookie party, they wanted to decorate the cookie with sprinkles and chocolate chips and they also decided to decorate the classroom with triangles banners. When the weather was nice, we spent as many days possible playing outside, exploring, looking at bugs and running around. When winter came, we played games inside such as yoga, duck-duck-grey duck, step the shapes, parachutes and some of the activities learned from Ms, Nora. Before the election, we asked the children who is our current president and what does he do then what they know about the two candidates, after the election, we asked their opinion about the election and the new president (check out their answers).
Overall, this theme made the children play as a little community, we learned to respect each other and other people no matter the race, gender and looks.
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