Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Letter X

X-ray body: 
The front of the paper doll was decorated to look like them. The second paper doll was black and the kids drew their skeleton with chalk. These dolls were layered together and attached with a brass fastener.

X-Ray hand prints:
I used white paint to dip the children's hand in. Then put the hand print on black construction paper.  Take white chalk to outline the hand.

Here’s a movie version of “Dem Bones” that sings the song and gives more information about the bones.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day


Litter Bug
We talked about trash and litter on the ground and that it belongs in the trash.
I crumpled up newspaper and threw it all over our play room.  This kids had to pick it up as fast as they could and put it in the trash.


No, No, No More Litter
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
No, no, no more litter
In our parks or streams.
Sparkily, sparkily, sparkily, sparkily -
Keep them nice and clean!


Friday, April 19, 2013

Letter W

This week we focused on the letter W.

We made a window box and put flowers on them in front of a window.

We talked about the different things you wear in all kinds of weather.

You need empty bottles, blue dye, glitter and a hot glue gun.
I showed each child how the dye changes the water.
We added glitter to represent the rain.
 I hot glued the lid to the bottle to prevent little ones emptying the contents in the bottle.
You can image what kind of mess that would be!
The kids had fun shaking their bottles and watching the "rain" fall.

Continuing with the weather theme, we made umbrellas.
To make this craft you need coffee filters, markers, pipe cleaners and a spray bottle filled with water.
The kids colored their coffee filter any way they wanted.
The more color the better. 
We took the water bottle and sprayed it a little.
We added a pipe cleaner to make the umbrella handle. 



Why is the day all Gray? (Winnie the Pooh, Disney book)
The Wind Blew (Pat Hutchins)


Thunder, Thunder
tune of Frere Jacques
Thunder, thunder
(hit palms of hand on the floor)
hear me roar, hear me roar,
pitter patter rain drops, pitter patter rain drops,
 (take finger tips and tap the floor)
I'm all wet, I'm all wet.
(shake your hands like you are wet)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Playing in the Sand

Uncle Todd built a new sandbox over the weekend.
It seems to be a BIG HIT!
Thank you Uncle Todd!!!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Fantastic Flowers

Convert your classroom into an oversized flower garden.

To make: accordion fold each of six 9" x 12" sheets of colored construction paper.  Cut a curve at the top of the construction paper to make the flower petals.  Cut a small 'C' shape towards the bottom of the construction paper.  Punch a hole from the short, straight edge of each folded piece.  With the folded pieces stacked, thread a pipe cleaner through the holes, twisting the ends to create a ring.  Gently pull the upper and lower paper edged around to meet and staple or paste them in place.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Letter V



The kids also liked watching a short video clip of a volcano erupting. Their eyes went wide and they all said "WOW"!  It was cute watching all their expressions.