This week in Miss Emily’s class we read “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. We took the chance to read this book and talk about how the things we have (whether they be toys, clothes, shiny beautiful scales or different items that we cherish) aren’t the things that can bring us real joy.
We travel along with our main character Rainbow Fish, as he learns from others and ultimately his own experience sharing his beautiful scales with friends, that happiness and joy are far more connected to relationship, giving, and experiences than the items or material things we can collect and have for ourselves.
We did enjoy making our own versions of rainbow fish, by coloring paper plates with our individual selection of oil pastel mixes and turning them into fish! The final touch on our school of rainbow fish was taking time to pick out each of their shining, shimmery scales one by one and adding them on. These rainbow fish are all currently hanging in our classroom for you to take a look on your way in and out.
Later on in the week we also took some time to enjoy some sensory fun with shaving cream and food coloring, we made all kinds of colorful, soft and fluffy creations and then we washed it all down the sink!
Next week we are looking forward to starting our next book and the curriculum centered around “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein.