Today at Jamboree-by-the-Sea we sang songs, danced, and explored objects all around the color red. Miss Kate brought books over from Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library and children and parents explored books and had time to read together.
We sang "do you see the color red somewhere in this room?" and the children found red candles, the red exit sign, a small portion of red on a painting, red on a stroller, red on a diaper bag, and red on their own clothing.
I prepared a bag of items of varied textures, materials, and sizes and each child had an opportunity to touch, squeeze, explore, and apply the Science Process skill of observation. The one thing in common was that each item is red. The egg shaker is smooth and makes sound. The yarn is soft and squishy. The leaf if dry, brittle, and crackles. The box was hard, smooth in some parts and rough on other parts. Lots of questions! Is it a camera? Is it a phone? Is it a pencil box? It's a radio. Specifically, it is the radio that I listened to during the Blizzard of '78, fingers crossed waiting to hear that school was cancelled for another day.
Maybe I should donate that camera to the Manchester Historical Museum!
Lisa Cheney, CFCE Coordinator, Hamilton-Wenham RSD.