“Alice and Wonderland was read to the Kindergartens last week. Students enjoyed the book because of the wonderful characters and intricate story line. In our walks through the playground I hope to catch more than a couple of children searching for rabbit holes!” (said Mrs. Mollard, Hudson’s Kindergarten teacher)
Alice in Wonderland is a great story for it involves imagination, adventure and introduces the concept of fantasy. We talked about how some of the characters may not look or act like real people or animals; the setting may be strange and unusual; and things happen that could not happen in the real world.
We are extending our learning of Alice in Wonderland into science, math and dramatic play. In science, we will be learning about caterpillars and how they change into butterflies. In math, we have extended our learning of measurement – looking at the contrast between small, big and bigger – just as Alice shrinks and gets taller.
In dramatic play we recreated the tea party. JK/SK’s wore “Mad Hats” and had real decaffeinated tea in cups and saucers with sandwiches, fruit salad and cupcakes. Part of the Reggio experience is to include the family and we had some parents and grandparents join us!