Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Our storybook today was "Sheep Trick or Treat" by Nancy E. Shaw. Cute story about all the animals dressing up and giving treats. To go with our story we recycled tp rolls to make the body of the bat and used our handprints to make the wings. To finish them off we glued on eyes and mouths. They turned out super cute!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
We read "The Pumpkin Fair" by Eve Bunting, sang the Lion Hunt and talked about how to use a paint brush. Using watercolor kits, we painted a coffee filter and sandwiched them into a cutout paper pumpkin shape, then decorated to look like jack-o-lanterns. You can make them at home too:)
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Today was all about pumpkins! To go with our stuffed paper bag pumpkins, we read "Pick a Perfect Pumpkin; Learning about Pumpkin Harvests" by Robin Koontz and Nadine Takvorian. Did you know pumpkins can be blue? We learned a lot about pumpkins... how they grow, they are a fruit and come in lots of colors! Check out our pumpkins that we stuffed with recycled newspaper, painted orange, glued on facial features and leaves and even used string to make the vine. They are fabulous!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Hi all! Today I get to teach a first grade color theory lesson. Here's a photo of my example and the book "Mouse Paint" by Ellen Stoll Walsh. I can't wait to get to class and play. We are also going to use a manipulative (shown) I made out of old colored file folders to investigate color mixing. So exciting!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Today we sang the lion hunt song and read the a book. Our book was "Fiona Loves the Night" by Patricia MacLachlan, Emily MacLachlan Charest and Amanda Shepherd. Inside the story there are owls who sing "who cooks for you all?" I always wondered what they were saying, now I know! Check out our cool masks. We cut out the shape from a paper plate and collaged lots and lots of paper and glue on them... finishing them up with yarn to fasten them.
Today I taught the Parents and Kids class. We read "Pick a Perfect Pumpkin; Learning about Pumpkin Harvests" by Robin Koontz and Nadine Takvorian. Did you know pumpkins can be blue? We learned alot about pumpkins... how they grow, they are a fruit and come in lots of colors! Check out the cool pumpkins and owl masks we made for Autumn. We used torn paper to collage our creations together with lots and lots of glue:)