I love doing the music with them. They all enjoy singing and doing the hand motions! This week we read Where the Wild Things Are. Most of kids had read the book and really enjoyed it. After reading the book we talked about what is real and what is not real. Were the trees really growing in his room?
I then had the kids review the noises the Wild Things made; roared terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth. I then handed out different kinds of instruments for the kids to try out.
Next we tried out bells in different keys. I had the kids try to ring out some songs but
that did not work very well.
For math we made patterns with Wild Thing monsters. The kids did amazing with the patterns.
For the craft we made some very cute Wild Thing heads.
For centers the kids really did great. They all enjoyed being partners and got along well. We played Boggle, a matching game, worked out writing and shapes.
On Thursday we learned a little about some real "Wild Things". Bears hibernate in the winter, Butterflies start out as caterpillars and leopards run fast. For the math time we learned about before and after, on top and under and shapes.
In the book Max was made king of all Wild Things. So we all made king crowns like Max's.