For the past few weeks, the small Monday and Tuesday group has been developing a ritual after rest time. We all sit (very) close together and read about the pretend island in the book The Land of Neverbelieve by Norman Messenger. The book starts with an introduction to the island, which the author “discovered and explored and recorded” all wild life and curious things that he found on the island. Favorite creatures and or/plant life include: The Bell Biter Plant, The Tree of Horrible Hands and the Multi-Winged Parrot.
Today we made our own island. First we made a list of things we might want to include in our island. The list included: Unicorns, Pteranodons, mountains, frogs, caves, lake in a forest, frog cat, picture mountain, teapot volcano, flowers, rabbits.
Next step was to draw our creatures and the map. RR and MR worked on the map while WG, AR, CR and OR drew creatures and landforms. I recorded names and facts about each addition to our island.After we finished drawing, we moved on to painting. Painting brought up new information, like what colors their creations be and whether or not they could change colors.Once we finished painting every last of the 20+ landforms and creatures, the children created an introduction story to our island
Milk bottle Mountain sprays milk out like a volcano but it isn’t hot. The unicorns drink the milk and the Pteranodons, who live in the forst, deliver the milk to other creaturs on the island. The walking letters eat letters that don’t walk, but are found in the Letter Cave. We already have more ideas of what we want to add to Flying Bunny Island, so stay tuned for next Tuesday!