Try to imagine a world without boxes, jars, bags, bowls, or pockets. It’s hard to do! There are so many kinds of containers – we use them every day and probably never realize it. This week at school we will focus on the subject of containers. The children will learn about types of containers, typicals used to make containers, and items that come in containers.
As we learn about containers this week at school, the children will.
- sort various containers by type and materials.
- pouring liquids from one container.
- make prints with plastic berry baskets and paint in the art area.
If you have special containers reflecting your culture or heritage, we invite you to share them with our class. Please contact me so a time can be arranged for your visit. The children will enjoy having you share with us!
You can help your child make discoveries about containers. A few things to try include:
- Look in your refrigerator or kitchen and find containers. How many are boxes, cans, bottles, etc.?
- Make a milk carton bird feeder. Cut a large rectangle in the side of a half – gallon milk carton. Fill the bottom of the carton with birdseed. Hang the bird feeder outside where it can be observed.
- Find some books at the library about containers. A few to look for include:The Paper Bag
Princess by Robert Munsch
Katy-No-Pocket by Emmy Payne
Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman
Have a good week!