Welcome back, storks

The first stork came back from Africa on March 3 this year (2017). I showed pictures of him in his nest (his name is Báró) to E.

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E. got excited. For quite a while she hasn’t been excited about anything but water animals therefore I myself got excited too.

I quickly looked up a stork craft online and found this cute and easy-to-make paper napkin storks. We watch the how-to-make video together with E. Of course, to make the stork was too difficult for her, so I made them.

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What she did was the decoration. We did the whole craft in 2 goes. First, we made Báró. E. took him to bed, she even drew pillows for him. Not to mention that he was hurt during the flight (E.’s imagination is unlimited, in real the stork had no problem whatsoever) so she drew some medicine bottles too.

Báró is in progress:

She asked me to make some more storks. She wanted to give some to the Grandmas whose birthday and name-day were coming.

Then I made some more and she decorated some more. First, colouring them with markers:

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Then adding water onto the napkin:

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We talked a lot about bird migration: why they fly away and how they can fly so much. We also looked at a map where one can see the flying routs of individual storks. Some bird related vocabulary like feathers, beak, wings, nest, fly, flight were revised as well.

Spring has arrived with our storks.

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Feelings and emotions 2.

 

After the first few worksheets I made for E., she insisted on having some more so I made these:
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She did the first 2 sheets all by herself:

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The last sheet with the situations was really challenging. When she was ready with the first 2 she called me to have a look. I did and talked them through, then sat down to discuss the last page.

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I chose situations that she often experiences, for instance, with her sister or when trying to get dressed. We discussed the situation itself (when it happens, or when it last happened, who is involved, how she felt, how the other felt etc.). Next we agreed whether it’s a good or a bad feeling. Finally we looked at the 3 bunny faces, named which shows what feeling and tried to pick the right one. She was very hesitant even though we’d gone through them in details. She still wasn’t sure about the feeling. I tried to encourage her but we stopped at the 3rd situation and got back to it later.

She managed to finish the whole sheet in 3 goes and she was pretty proud of herself. And I was unspeakably proud of her.

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How do YOU feel today?