Penguins and Gloop

Dear Parents,

Spellbound came on Tuesday and put on a show called The Naughty
Penguin. It involved three well-behaved penguins and one not so
well-behaved. It turned out that the naughty penguin just wasn’t happy
in the zoo. The children got to help feed the penguins and make water.
In the end, the naughty penguin redeemed himself by helping save a
friend from a seagull.

The next day, Becky, from Spellbound, came back and discussed the show
with the class. The children were able to recall many details from the
show. They came up with ideas for what would help the naughty penguin
to feel better. Everyone got a turn to be the naughty penguin and act
out the parts. There was a little acting, a little talking, and a
little dancing.

During dance with Sharon, we read Millions Of Cats, and Puppies,
Pussycats And Other Friends. We added to our list of different places
where animals live. The children suggested we add farm animals to the
list. We also added animals that live in water.

On Friday we did the Feely Box. We asked, "What animal does it feel
like?" The children said the animal felt furry and fluffy. They
guessed a rabbit, a doggie, a fox, a sloth, a fishy, a giraffe, and a
furry hat! It was a real raccoon tail attached to a fake fur hat. All
great guesses.

We made Gloop on Friday by mixing glue, Borax, and water. We added
food coloring and orange oil. The children guessed the scent. Everyone
got a turn to help mix the potion, and then we played with it for a
while. People used the Gloop to make a pizza, a worm, some pancakes,
gloves, bracelets, and much more.

Have a restful weekend,