We read Ten Apples Up On Top! By Dr. Seuss. The children loved this book and brought it to me multiple times to read today. The children drew a picture of themselves and then added circle stickers to represent apples on their heads. They then counted the stickers and told us how many apples they had on their head.
We sang “Ring around the apple tree, all full of apples, shake it, shake it, they all fall down!”
We got more Grandparent mail!!
We celebrated a Birthday today! Thank you for bringing in doughnuts for breakfast!
Our letter of the week is P. We learned it in sign language and talked about words that begin with the letter P. We talked about the lifecycle of an apple. We made an apple sensory tub, painted with apples, did apple math, and played with cinnamon play dough!
Our VIP shared her poster today!
Our VIP shared her poster with us on Monday. Today, we read one of her favorite books, we read about her adventures with Norman our class bear, and we read a letter her grandma wrote her.
We made a volcano out of all of our old play dough. We made it erupt with vinegar and baking soda! This is always one of our favorite activities! We also had a dino wash on the playground. Such a fun day! Next week is Apple week! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂
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At Circle Time we sang Dino Hokey Pokey with our plastic dinosaurs.
We made dino dough fossils. I love this dough because it makes the whole school smell like coffee! Yummy!!
After years of sticky dough I think I finally have the perfect recipe… we will see how it dries!
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup coffee grounds
1/2 to 3/4 cup cold coffee
This made 8 fossils. I made the recipe with the big kiddos first and it worked great!
We read Dini Dinosaur. The older kiddos worked with me making a dinosaur skeleton out of paper towel rolls. They did a great job… a triangle head, spikes down his back, 4 legs. We also made shape dinosaurs.
More grandparent mail… with stickers to share 🙂
Some Disney Love!
We read the book Fossil and talked about dinosaurs being extinct. We learned that a T-rex footprint is over 3 feet long. We drew a footprint and then measured it. We used a ruler to measure the T-rex footprint and our own foot. We used cardboard blocks and cube blocks to measure the footprint. We were able to put 30 of our shoes inside it, and all of the children fit inside the T-rex foot! We used dinosaurs in our play dough and some of the kiddos wanted to draw! We had a busy and fun day!!
This week our letter is D. Our themes don’t always go with the letter of the week, but this week it does. We learned D in sign language, listened to and tapped out our D song, talked about words that begin with the letter D, and practiced “air writing” our letter.
We made dinosaur bones with our kinetic sand, and painted with plastic dinosaurs. We got a special surprise in our mail box… 3 children received letters from their grandparents!