Every week during the school year, I spend about 2 hours with the sweetest group of children. We read books, do crafts, sing songs and do science experiments. We're about to get together for the first time in a few days and since I happen to have a house full of kittens right now, I thought it would be fun to plan a kitten theme for my first lesson with the little ones.
Usually, we start off with a book, so naturally the book this week will be Cats, one of the books in Usborne's Beginner Nonfiction series.
After we read the book, I'll get one of the kittens to come visit the children for a few minutes. This is Mittens, the only boy in the litter. Isn't he adorable?
After they've had a chance to very gently pet the kitten, we'll need a song to transition into craft time. Usually by now, things are starting to get rowdy, but a quick song usually does the trick to calm everyone down.
And then after our song, we'll read another quick story- Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
And after our story, we'll do the kitten mask activity on this blog:
I had some trouble coming up with a science project that is kitten related, but the kitten in the story is chasing a bowl of milk, so we'll go with milk science for this week.