• **Please check back to this page to keep up to date on some of the themes and units we are targeting in the classroom.  Try reading the stories and watching the videos with your child to help encourage and reinforce the speech and language skills we are working on in therapy and the classroom!**

    Check out what we've been up to this week...

    elmer book cover  
    Elmer by David McKee

    All the elephants of the jungle were gray except Elmer, who was a patchwork of brilliant colors until the day he got tired of being different and making the other elephants laugh. He starts to believe the others are laughing at him because of his crazy patchwork coat. When Elmer discovers a bush in the jungle with elephant-colored berries, he shakes the bush and rolls in a berry mash until he is as gray as the others. Now no one seems to notice him; for a time he enjoys his anonymity, but after a while he begins to realize just how quiet and dull things are when he's not around. Elmer soon realizes that he's happiest just being himself. Finally the practical joker in Elmer reemerges, and he soon has the whole gang laughing again 

     Check out our Elmer the Patchwork Elephants! 

    Rainbow Fish Book
    The Rainbow Fish
    by Marcus Pfister
    The Rainbow Fish learns that being the most beautiful fish in the sea can be lonely. Ultimately he learns that there is more to be gained by sharing his special qualities than by keeping them all to himself. The story emphasizes not only the importance of sharing, but the joy that comes from giving.
     Take a few minutes to check out this great video of The Rainbow Fish!
    Rainbow Fish kids art  
    }<> We made our very own Rainbow Fish...glittery scale included!!! <>{

    The Mixed Up Chameleon  
    The Mixed-Up Chameleon
    by Eric Carle

    The chameleon's life was not very exciting until the day it discovered it could change not only its color but its shape and size, too. When it saw the wonderful animals in the zoo, it immediately wanted to be like them -- and ended up like all of them at once -- with hilarious results! In the end, the chameleon realized he liked being himself the best!