We just went through our third theme of the year, which was "Community." We learned different places that we can see in our community, different jobs that people do in our community and different vehicles and tools that community helpers use. Our pretend center was a grocery store where children can pretend to be a grocer and customers. We provided them with grocery list where they can look and shop for things on the list. Children were learning and playing together as a community in the classroom, there were a lot of interactions within themselves in creating, building or having conversations together. Our special activities such as art and cooking were built around the story that we read or the letter that we learned as a way to strengthened their background knowledge. The first story we read was "The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza," we did a special snack by making our own personal pizza. The second story was "Trashy Town," a story of a garbage collector so we made a garbage truck art using shapes to make the truck and garbage from our snacks for the garbage. The third book was "A Job for Wittilda," a story about a witch who's looking for a job to feed her 47 cats and found a perfect job delivering pizza. We made paper pizza art (learning more shapes and fine motor skills by cutting) and we ordered a pizza and had it delivered to us then we interviewed the pizza delivery guy (made predictions of what his answer would be then asked him for the real answer, some of the questions were "do you have a pet?" "what was your transportation?" etc) We also predicted if it's going to be a girl or a boy delivering the pizza. Our last book was "The Stone Soup," a story about a community who came together and made soup for everyone. We're very grateful of all the vegetables donation from parents that made it possible for us to make our own vegetable soup and vegetable stamp art. We also made Jell-O for letter J and ate Kiwi for letter k.
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