Monday, March 22, 2010

Book Review: The Very Quiet Cricket

A cute book about a cricket that is really quiet. The children also learn about a variety of bugs and the sounds they make. My only problem with the book was the repetitive phrases that was repeated on each page the cricket met a new bug. It made the book a bit long and a few of my toddlers got bored. I had to improvise to keep their attention. The cool thing I liked about the book, however, was the cricket sound it made at the end of the story when the very quiet cricket met another very quiet cricket. They loved it! I would give this book a solid 3.5 :)

Bug WeeK

This week is all about bugs! We have set out a variety of bug books with colorful illustrations. We have so far made paper plate ladybugs and pom pom caterpillars. We will also make a bumble bee collage and play with a variety of bugs (toys of course) in our sensory table filled with sand. Naturally, with spring here, there should be live bugs outdoors that we can find and study up close.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Our grasslings at week one.

I love spring. It is a constant reminder that after hardship, comes ease. It is also a wonderful learning experience for young children to experience and explore changes in the world around them. Last week, we planted catnip and they have now sprouted. It was really fun. They filled their starter planters with soil. Then added seeds. Then covered the seeds with a little more potting soil. Every day, they watered their pots and watched for growth. As the season progress, I want to do more planting and gardening projects with them. :)

*Pictures coming soon*

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thursday Quote of the Day: teachers must never stop learning.

~Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.~