This week we decided to learn about author Beatrix Potter who wrote lots of books including the tale of a very famous rabbit named Peter! Our sensory groups explored boxes related to facts about her life. The fine motor groups made art projects based on characters from her books. The language group made a vegetable garden inspired smoothie—-Peter Rabbit approved!
Beatrix Potter was born in England so we filled this box with rice in the colors of the British flag. There were letter B’s and P’s to find and match, as well as a picture of Beatrix herself at the bottom of the box.
Since Peter Rabbit is Beatrix Potter’s most well known character we decided to dedicate a box just to him. The students had fun stamping little Peter Rabbits in moonsand. We chose the blue moonsand because Peter Rabbit wore a blue coat in the story!
With a base of paper, this box contained some plush characters like the ones that appeared in some of her books. Since all of the tales take place in England, we also put in some British flag garland. There was even a board book featuring the Tale of Benjamin Bunny!
In addition to being an author, Beatrix Potter was also a farmer. She even wrote a scientific paper about mushrooms! We brought out our box of coffee grounds “dirt” and some play food and dried beans for the students to plant.
FINE MOTOR GROUP
On Tuesday the students made an art project based on the story of Peter Rabbit using this watering can template and a rabbit shape cut from the Ellison machine.
Identify objects by one observable property, such as color is a science access point.
We emphasized stamping UP and DOWN.
Recognize when an object is added to a situation is a math access point.
On Wednesday the students made an art project based on the character Jemima Puddle duck and once again used a shape cut from the Ellison machine.
Recognize objects with two-dimensional shapes is a math access point.
Recognize a change in an object is a science access point.
Recognize when an object has been added to a situation is a math access point.
This week, we made a snack that we think Peter Rabbit would really enjoy! We made a fruity carrot smoothie using this recipe: Let_s Make a Fruity Carrot Smoothie
Recognize when an object or person is added to a situation is a math access point.
Recognize an action as fast or slow is a science access point.
Recognize objects as warm or cold is a science access point.
Again, recognize when objects have been added or removed from a situation is a math access point.
The science access point recognize that electrical systems must be turned on in order to work.