Awesome Acorns News 5.14.10




Three Bears and Porridge

The Awesome Acorns have enjoyed exploring the folk tale of Goldilocks and the three bears this week. We have read several versions, including one of an Inuit girl who snooped around the igloo of 3 polar bears by Jan Brett. We also read Somebody and the Three Blairs which is about a cub who snoops in the Blairs’ home. Then we started the story Goldilocks Returns about when Goldi is an old woman and returns to the deep, dark woods. We will find out how it ends on Monday!

We made porridge today and added our own toppings. We talked about how porridge is an old word for dried grains or legumes cooked with water. Now we use the words “cooked cereal” or “soup” instead of porridge. We made oat porridge (better known to the kids as oatmeal). Everyone tried some porridge, although some ate more than others!

We learned the nursery rhyme “Peas Porridge Hot” and learned peas porridge is soup made from dried split peas.

The children discovered faux fur pieces and various sizes of chairs and bowls in the Dramatic Play area. They have enjoyed playing the story of the 3 bears. They also have been playing with various woodland animal puppets and making up their own story land for the animals.

Bike Day

Remember to bring a bike, trike or scooter to school on Monday. Hopefully it will be a day we can ride outside on the blocked off parking lot!

Last Week

Unfortunately next week is the last week of school! What a great year this has been. Thank you for sharing them with me each week. Wednesday will be our last day in the classroom. (No school on Friday.)

Picnic at the Park

Meet all the other Main Street friends at Kyle Park on Thursday morning after 10:30. Bring your own lunch and drink.

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