This week we combined The Big Green Pocketbook, our Five in a Row selection, with When a Line Bends…A Shape Begins from an Ivy Kids box. They went well together since there were many shapes to find in both stories.
The Big Green Pocketbook is about a little girl who spends the morning running errands with her mother while collecting special items for her pocketbook along the way. In the end, the girls loses her pocketbook and someone kindly returns it to her.
Throughout the story, there are many acts of kindness. We read about kindness and manners and searched the pages for examples. We also recalled a time when we have lost something and how we felt. Benjamin remembered losing a sticker at the grocery store and Clara remembered losing ponies (don’t tell… but I’m pretty sure I lost them for her).
We studied shades of green and tried our hand at mixing our own colors. I put out every shade of blue and yellow I could find and let them mix away.
We also colored coffee filters with yellow and blue, misted them with water, and examined the blending magic!
We created animals with our tangram puzzles.
We used clay and toothpicks to make shapes and structures.
We ate strawberries and whipped cream for teatime. The kids weren’t too thrilled with fruit for a treat, but I topped it with a few chocolate chips and that did the trick!
We finished off the week by running our own errands. Clara brought her pocketbook and I gave them each two lollipops… one for now, and one for later. Just like the story.