Wednesday, March 28, 2012

In like a lion . . .

In March, we talked about weather and how it can be different all around the world, even on the same day.  We read the book On the Same Day in March by  Marilyn Singer.  We have also talked a lot about how the weather this winter has not been typical. :)  March has had quite a variety of weather, and we talked about typical weather and the proverb "In like a lion, out like a lamb."  We ran out of time and only completed about half of our lambs, so we'll be completing them and practicing the following poem:

Poem by Lorie Hill
March roars in like a lion
So fierce, the wind so cold,
It seems to pierce.
The month rolls on
And spring draws near
And March goes out
Like a lamb so dear.

In like a lion . . . Registered & Protected


Saturday, March 24, 2012

~pepper prints~

On St. Patrick's Day, my students had a lot of fun making prints with a sliced bell pepper.  It was pretty messy, so we had lots of green little fingers! Registered & Protected


Thursday, March 22, 2012

O is for Octopus

A couple of weeks ago, we learned about the letter O and my students absolutely loved making this octopus out of a toilet paper roll and, blue paper and "O" stickers.  It took a lot of fine-motor skills to wind the tentacles with a pencil to make them "curly."  I helped a lot, but some students did an amazing job on their own! Registered & Protected


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

~coin clues~

My little girl displaying her wand.
This has been a great activity to reinforce the concept of the value of coins and helping students to identify what they look like, as well as details such as the name of the person on the coin.

We started with the penny and we made penny booklets.  We'll save all of our coin wands at school and get them out when we play "Coin Clues" then they will come home for practice at home. Registered & Protected


Friday, March 2, 2012

The Cat in the Hat

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

This year we glued red strips of card stock on the hats.  Last year the kids colored their own stripes. Registered & Protected


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Snowman Arts & Crafts

I am very behind on updating this blog!  Here are a couple of snowman craft projects that we made in January.  We were sure hoping for some snow, but it wasn't to be, so we made our own snowmen indoors.

Last year we made puffy brown bears in preschool, but I learned a little bit about the "puffy paint" this time around - the more it is manipulated, the less stable it is.  I didn't play with mine at all, and it puffed up more and was firm.  The students who really enjoyed spreading the puff paint around ended up with more flaky "snow" or something in between.  The basic recipe for this project is white Elmer's glue & shaving cream.  I have added paint before, but we didn't need to for our snowmen.

This snowman was  made of shapes to review those we have focused on so far this year. Registered & Protected