This month's topic has been the most harrowing of my life. If you look to your left, you will see the most beautiful picture of flowers with a pretty red bug on the top. It's super pretty, but only because the bug is not near me.
Mother Goose Time this month asked me to teach small children about bugs. The creepy things I run screaming from and jumping on chairs about. And then I got super brave/dumb and got us some worms. Which, full disclosure, I made my husband put into their new home. I have spent the month having small children run up to me with pill bugs, lady bugs and once a Queen Ant. I have had to hold in my screams of horror and smile really big and say "OH MY GOSH, HOW AMAZING!!" While inside, I wanted to cry.
It was so much fun!
They fully enjoyed the theme. They were engaged they asked questions and every time we went outside they were searching and applying when they learned in class to the real world. I LOVE when this happens! This is the best part of working with this curriculum. They are not only using their imaginations, but they are learning to apply what they have learned.
Since I knew this was going to be the month of bugs it seemed like a good time to introduce our garden. So everyday we were able to say if the new bug we were learning about was helpful or not. This meant during our initial planting day, the children were busy wondering if they would see the bugs. They were also grossed out by the old roots in the ground. But they got over it, because we were playing in dirt and there is nothing better than that.
Here are the pictures I have gathered over the month to show what we have done with the theme. The important thing to remember about this curriculum is that it is ok to branch out and talk about other things. Especially if those subjects are child led. Many of the activities can and will lead to other questions.
Here are our fun pictures!
Remember Learning is Messy!- Ms. Tessie
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