Classroom spotlight: Caterpillars

The Caterpillars have been learning all about color mixing and Groundhog Day! We have also been doing an author study on Eric Carle this month. We read several Eric Carle books such as “The Mixed-Up Chameleon,” “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “The Very Busy Spider,” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” We studied Eric Carle’s illustrations, rhyming, and recurrent themes and characters.

The Caterpillars will celebrate the Love theme in honor of Valentine’s Day over the next two weeks. They will each decorate a Valentine’s bag, make individual valentines for each of their friends, and distribute them on Valentine’s Day.

During March, the Caterpillars will study a new author, Mo Willems, and learn all about his unique writing style and illustrations!

In addition to our weekly theme and author of the month, the Caterpillars are also learning about letters, phonemic awareness, math, and how to write All About Books.

We have a letter of the week, where we study a letter of the alphabet during our morning circle. We also have a Handwriting Without Tears letter once a week, where the class learns how to write uppercase letters by building the letters with wood pieces, practicing the letter on a chalkboard, and then writing the letter on paper using HWT crayons.