Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Community Helpers

February 21-25

Books/Movies
  • Movie- Amazing Heroes: Spend a Day with FireFighters
  • Clifford the Firefighter
Crafts
  • Community Helper Coloring from Edhelper.com
Activities
  • Community Helper flashcards from Edhelper.com
  • Community Helper puzzle

Dinosaurs

February 14-18

Books


       
Danny and the Dinosaur - Syd Hoff
                                
 

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?- Jane Yolen and Mark Teague


Dinosaur Opposites- Paul and Henrietta Stickland



The Littlest Dinosaur- Michael Forman


Music
  • I Am a Paleontologist- They Might Be Giants


Crafts
  • Dinosaur picture painting

Activities
  • Dinosaur Magnetics (Melissa and Doug)- Creative Play
  • Dinosaur file folder matching activity (for image see blog post Jan 2010)
  • Backyard dig for random objects
  • Cornmeal dig for laminated dino bones/puzzle

Pieces for cornmeal dig








Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ways to Say "I Love You"


Books
  • Snuggle Puppy- Sandra Boynton
  • How About a Hug-Nancy L. Carlson
  • Polar Bear and the Rainbow- Moira Butterfield, Illus Sanja Rescek
  • I Love You This Much- Lynn Hodges, Sue Buchanan, Illus. John Bendel-Brunello
  • I'm Special
Discussion

5 Ways to Say I Love You
  • Hugs
  • kind words
  • spending time
  • doing something nice
  • giving gifts
Used pictures of kids doing these things to explain

Crafts
  • Valentine Hearts for friends at school and family - simple hearts cut out of construction paper with stickers and glitter decorations.
  • Coloring pages- Piglet with heart balloon and a human heart
  • Making a Family Mail Box
  • Fuzzy Felt Heart People- (for next time)
  • Heart Crayons- (for next time, use crayons in a heart mold and melt)
Baking
  • Jello hearts for class
  • valentine cake for valentine's day dinner


Black History Books

At the library we learned that February is black history month. One week we read several books with this theme. There were also books set out on top of the shelves.

Here are some of the ones we read and or checked out.

  • He's Got The Whole World- Kadir Nelson
  • Don't Say Aint- Irene Smalls, Illustrated by Colin Bootman
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Martin Luther King audio book

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Musical Instruments

Books
  • Learned about different notes with posters

Music
  • Instrument Exploration
  • Djembe showing
  • Clarinet demonstration
Art
  • Painting music notes with stamp paints
Wish I planned more for this week but it didn't happen.