Monday and Tuesday we were busy learning about Oscar Orange and his O sound. The children were excited to learn that their mouth makes an o sound when you say O and when you make his sound. We all took an orange home to remind us of the letter. Lots of interesting O items were brought for show and share. We accepted all interpretations of the project; a bird's nest which was found OUTSIDE, a blanket which makes an O shape when you roll it, a dog toy which has an O in the middle of the word, and the wonderful OATMEAL & ORANGES snack brought by one of our friends.
March 29th was anti-bullying awareness day so I provided the children with pink shirt pins to wear and celebrate being a BUDDY not a bully. One class decided to make puppets out of their pink shirts- that was very fun! We had discussions about what a bully is and that children should talk to an adult; teacher, parent or family member if they feel they are in trouble. Some of the stories we read to help support this topic were: Share and Take Turns by Cheri J. Meiners; Just My Friend and Me by Mercer Mayer and A Friend For Life (The Jungle Book) by Lisa Ann Marsoli.