j week meant “j is for jellyfish (and other creatures that live under water)” week.
we used things other than our hands and paintbrushes to turn a lot of paper different shades of blue and purple…all with a bit of glitter (which reminded us of the rainbow fish book we read!).
the dish scrubbers were a favorite along with our paint wands from lakeshore.
then there was a lot of cutting and gluing to make paper jellyfish.
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we i ended up making plastic bag jellyfish…cut strips half way up a plastic bag, stuff another plastic bag in that one, then tie a knot to create a “body” and jellyfish tentacles.
we went “jellyfishing” through the puppet stage window by feeling around and grabbing one.
and then with the help of classical music, did a little dancing with the jellyfish. they floated amazingly well!
one day we made jellyfish in bottles with more of the plastic bags cut into tinier strips put into blue water.
jellyfish in puzzles were discovered.
and this was the week some children got really interested in cursive writing.
we do a lot of tracing when it’s cursive work!
whew! what a week that was!