Sunday, January 2, 2011
January is for Jan Brett
We are reading The Mitten , an Ulkranian fold tale Illustrated by Jan Brett. Little man got the board book version for christmas. Even though we have done this book last year it is worth repeating again for little-man along with all the rest of us. I have printed out on tag board from Jan Brett's website this neat mitten and all the animals for a sequencing activity. I will back the animals with sand paper for flannel board use. After we did the story last year I found sandy lion stickers with all the animals so this year we will make our own bookmarks. Pitty-pat can practice reading aloud using this book. I am sure she would like a break from Little house in the Big Woods. In 2010 we studied bears and used this as a tie in to a hibernation unit study and animal tracks in the snow, we will test for learning retention by reviewing these with Pitty-pat and Tippy-toe. This fall we studied owls and Cam got the Guardians of Ga'hoole movie for christmas so we can watch the movie as part of our Owl study. I am making a winter words board for spelling and reading practice. Over all a simple unit study to ease back into the school routine again.