Thursday, October 17, 2013
doing what a raccoon does...
Well...sort of. The school I teach at is a both play and literature based. We feature a book a week and build our lesson plans around the various themes within. The children I teach of young threes and our first book was The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. We learned about the different habits and traits of raccoons, one of which is the washing of their food. To add a tactile experience to the learning, I created a fruit washing bin.
The children loved this activity and spent much of their free exploration time washing away. A few weeks later when I dropped my apple on the floor and headed over to the sink to wash it, on of my kiddos piped up "You wash it just like a raccoon"!