Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Escolinha - March 5, 2010

Boy, I am late posting stuff... Sorry. The Portuguese pre-school was extremely cute and informative. We read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book

Monica had a handout of all the foods that the caterpillar ate. She found that here
She printed them out and then wrote the names of the foods in Portuguese.

From escolinha

Then they got to created their own caterpillar by using a pen,red puffy balls and pipe cleaners. The craft was cute, easy and so creative. I wish I had thought of that myself. All one has to do is to roll a green pipe cleaner around a pen, glue gun a red puffy ball and then small pieces of fabric or paper for the eyes and antennas. There you have it, a beautiful caterpillar. The kids absolutely love them... and they got to work on their creativity, sense of accomplishment and small motor skills!

From escolinha

Then we had the kids hold the caterpillar/lagarta and we said every word that the caterpillar ate and the child had to move the caterpillar to the appropriate food in the paper. So, this is a great vocabulary building activity.

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