Just a quick note from ALASKA! It is beautiful! We arrived safely and are already enjoying the beautiful mountains and snow! ... Read More about We are here!
This week we have been learning more about the story, ballet and history of The Nutcracker. The girls have LOVED learning more about this story! Here are some things we have done this week! We read several versions of the classic tale, noting several differences in the different books. Even the name of the main character was different in a few of the books! I checked out a video of a ballet performance from Russia of the Nutcracker. The video was over 70 minutes long and I thought they ... Read More about Our week with the Nutcracker
I’m very excited about this week’s unit! And I’m especially excited about our field trip on Friday! A trip to see the Nutcracker ballet! So, I thought we would spend the week learning a little bit about the history of the Nutcracker, ballet, Tchaikovsky’s music, and start learning more about music in general. I will share a few resources that I have found as well. The girls have both begun taking ballet lessons in the last year and love it! So, I think this will be an especially girly and ... Read More about The Nutcracker
This morning we acted out the story, Katy No-Pocket. We have done this in the past with other books, but for some reason, the girls LOVED acting this one out! They giggled, laughed and acted silly for quite awhile doing all the same things that Katy did in the story! We cried when Katy cried because she had no pocket, we hopped when Katy hopped, looking for her pocket. We held the animals like the ones in the stories - crocodiles hold their babies on their backs, so we tried this! ... Read More about Katy No Pocket
Today the girls did this craft showing what trees look like through the different seasons. Of course, they loved the chance to use glue, so it was a hit with them. This is one of my favorite crafts I used to do with my kindergartners as a teacher…and I found it in my “Fall” folder the other night…so I had to do it with my own girls! The spring flowers are just construction paper, the others are colored tissue paper for the different colored leaves. And here is a picture of Hannah’s ... Read More about Changing Seasons Craft