This week we talked about beads, huts, migration, music and types of food in the grasslands. The kids learned the Maasai is a tribe in Africa who traditionally wears red fabric and beads. We made a cozy hut and talked about different places that people live. They built many houses this week with blocks. We finished the week learning about migration and using a shaker stick to make music.
We learned about animals that live in the African grassland (lions, elephants, rhinos, zebras and giraffes). Your child should be able to describe how elephants use their tusks, why rhinos charge with their horn, physical features of a zebra and why giraffes have long tongues and long necks.
We had another fun filled busy week. We purchased tickets and went on a Safari! Ok....so not for real but we had fun pretending to see zebras, giraffe's and elephants using our safari binoculars! We had to buy tickets to enter the park so each person had to pay $9. They each had to count out their money and pay the park attendant. Each person received an entry ticket and they were able to check off the animals they encountered.
We also made a fingerprint giraffe after reading the story "Giraffe's Can't Dance".
We ended the week with a field trip to get out and play! Happy Friday. Enjoy the long weekend!
Pack your bags, put on a hat and get ready for a big adventure to the African grasslands. In the National park you will see elephants, zebras and giraffe's!
Letters: E, S, Z
Numbers: 9 and 10
This past week we started getting ready for our adventure. We have our passports, looked at a map, made a safari hat and created a checklist of items we should pack.