This week is STEM!
We started with an action rhyme called “Hop and Twirl.”
Make a circle and we’ll go around
First walk on tip-toe
So we don’t make a sound.
Tip, toe, around we go.
Then hop on our left foot,
Then hop on our right
Then hop together,
What a funny sight!
Now stop hopping and twirl around.
Now we’re ready to settle down.
From Tell Me a Story.
After we got up and moved around a bit, we read our book for today, Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts.
I can’t recommend this book enough. The rhyming text is so much fun to read aloud, and the illustrations are full of movement and chaos and humor. It teaches children about the importance of failing but not giving up, but it’s never preachy or over the top. This is a must read, as are Beaty and Roberts’ other collaborations, Iggy Peck, Architect and Ada Twist, Scientist.
After our book we did a short stretching rhyme called “Tall as a Tree.”
Tall as a tree,
Wide as a house,
Thin as a pole,
Small as a mouse.
Next, we went to our stations:
- Foam blocks, stacking block tower.
- KEVA blocks, plastic counters.
- Giant marble run.Our giant marble run is from Kodo.
- Mega Bloks.
Next week is Choose Your Own Adventure!