This week, we discussed and explored many forms of transportation through various hands-on activities, experiences, and/or crafts.
At our dramatic play center, we really enjoyed traveling! We first chose where we would like to go, and then used our problem solving skills to decide which would be the best form of transportation to get to our desired destination, as well as what we should bring (e.g., what type of clothes in regards to the weather, temperature, and other things we may experience while visiting our chosen location).
Many friends agreed that they'd like to travel to Disney Land on an airplane! We filed onto our airplane, being sure to sit in rows and with our luggage secure. We watched the pilot carefully as he leaned back, bent forward, and turned to the right and the left - we copied his movements as we flew through the air together!
At our math center, we took turns rolling the die and then filling our trucks up with the correct number of blocks.
At the block center, we worked to match the various forms of transportation to the correct building (e.g, police car to police station, school bus to school, ambulance to hospital, etc.). We noticed that the vehicles and buildings had letters on them! We realized that the buildings uppercase letters matched the vehicles uppercase AND lowercase letters! This center helped support us in letter identification.
We made Train Patterns! We got to chose between three different colors to create a pattern. First, we completed it on the smart board as a whole group.
Then, we created our own Train Patterns.