Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hats and Halloween

Sorry for the delay in updating the blog, so we'll do two weeks at once.

On HAT DAY we read the story "Hats for Sale" by Esphyr Slobodkina, about a peddler who carries all the the caps he is selling on top of his head; they are stolen by monkeys, and he has to figure out how to get them back. We took turns stacking our hats on each other's heads.

We've been doing a lot of fun Halloween songs and games, and of course working on our letters - H and G. We've also done 3 more pages for the color books. We did cutting and folding to make a BLACK spider page. We did stencilling to make our WHITE ghost page. Then we did fingerpainting mixing yellow and red to make ORANGE for a pumpkin page.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A is for Apple and Autumn

Thanks for remembering to send the apples and autumn leaves this week. We sorted the apples, peeled them, tasted them, and made them into apple sauce.

We also sorted the beautiful autums leaves, and made hand trees with torn paper. (This was a challenging small motor activity for some of the kids.)

We also finished two more pages for our color book.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Special Thanks!

I just wanted to say a great big thank you to Mikinley's mom for bringing her pet turtle, Shelly to our Friday class! I was amazed at her long toes/claws. What a fun experience.

We also had a very fun and unique snack in our Thursday class - Thanks Garrett's mom. We had fish crackers and fishing poles (pretzel sticks). We caught the fish with peanut butter bait. YUM

Fun with Frogs and Turtles

Here are some of the frog and turtle activities we did this week