Turtle Week

February 27 – March 3

We will be talking about turtles this week and where they live.  The art project will be turtles with color dots on their shells. We will learn a new rhyme about colors:

I can name these colors, all so very bright.

Red, yellow, blue, purple, green, brown and white

Don’t’ forget the color orange and the color black

These are the colors of the dots on my turtle’s back.

We will be hiding ping pong  ball ‘turtle eggs’ in the sensory table.   The contrast of green and white will be in several areas of the preschool this week.  Maybe even outside if the forecast is correct and we get some snow! 

As we talk about turtles we will have conversations about contrasts: fast/slow, soft/hard, smooth/bumpy, wet/dry, round/flat.  When you are on a walk, or sitting at the dinner table, ask your child about what is the same and what is different about an object, feeling or the weather outside.

Turtle, Turtle (Tune:Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Turtle, turtle moves so slow,
Crawling, crawling, watch him go.
At the pond he looks around,
See his head move up and down.
Turtle, turtle wants to swim,
Now he slides and dives right in!

A little turtle
There was a little turtle
He lived in a box
He swam in a puddle
He climbed on the rocks
He snapped at a mosquito
He snapped at a flea
He snapped at a minnow
He snapped at me
He caught the mosquito
He caught the flea
He caught the minnow
But he didn’t catch me

This is my turtle
This is my turtle.
He lives in a shell.
He likes his home very well.
He pokes his head out when he wants to eat.
And pulls it back when he wants to sleep.