HAPPY NOVEMBER! Hello 4K families and welcome to the month of November! I cannot believe how quickly these last couple of months have gone! I just wanted to pop in and give you a quick update of what happened in 4K this week! We were learning about voting, what it is and what we usually vote for, president being the big topic! We did a lot dealing with the American flag this week and we read two books that really applied to the topic of voting. (Grace for President and Duck for President) Both books are entertaining for the kids but also gets the voting process and point across. Grace in class learns that there have never been any female presidents (EVER), and of course I asked the class if they thought a girl could be president someday. The overall consensus was that YES a girl can be president someday! As for the Duck for President book, he wanted things to change on the farm, so he ran for mayor, then governor and then president. We talked about both of our candidates and I gave the students the opportunity to vote themselves, between Grace and Duck. Duck: 5 votes Grace: 10 votes - obvious who won! We made scrunchy stars (being sent home this next week), we made american flags using shapes dipped into paint to create the stripes and stars. And we traced our heads this week - creating an American flag profile.
Here's what the kids thought a good president should be:
A president has to...
- be nice and helpful (Laney)
- help people (Rylee)
- keep people safe (Landon)
- find a good hiding spot for good people so that the bad people cannot find them (Jayden)
- try to find a hiding spot (Brady)
- keep people safe from dragons (Luke)
- be nice to others (Molly)
- keep people safe from fire (Dylan)
- make people nice and happy (Lauren)
- be nice (Gabby)
- be like George Washington (Ava)
- be nice (Zachary)
- be nice to people (Korbin)
- protect you from a car accident (Addi)
- be nice to others (Karsyn)
- be smart and nice (Ellie)
We also worked on the letter Ii this week, and the kids made their I is for Iguana Iguanas on Monday! The one thing that they are really loving that we learned in small group this week is the game called CHOMP! It is a letter identification game (lower and uppercase) that the kids can play together but also at home. (I can email if wanted). The object of the game is to close your eyes and pick a letter from the "pond". You have to correctly identify that letter and then you get to keep it. Now if you get this letter wrong you have to put it back in the pond. BUT!!!! If you get a CHOMP! instead of a letter you count as a group 1...2...3... and clap your hands together like an alligator and say CHOMP! The kids love it and it is really allowing them to practice their letter identification skills.