We learned all about the infamous nursery rhyme character Humpty Dumpty!! We talked about how you really wouldn't be able to put an egg back together again but we could pretend to put Humpty back together. I gave them all of the pieces and they went to town!! We continued to talk about real and pretend things and we talked about the sound that letter H makes. Izzy Miles brought Humpty Dumpty snacks!! The kids were so excited to crack him open to see what was inside!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Sorry I didn't get our pictures posted before break! We had fun making turkeys and singing Thanksgiving songs. We even did the Turkey Hokey Pokey!! We talked about what we were thankful for and Brooklyn brought turkey cookies for us to eat. I hope you know how thankful I am to be a part of your child's first learning experience!! I am already in love with each and everyone of them!! :)
We had so much fun talking about turkeys today and we had lots of gobbling going on!! We played a Turkey game that helped us review our colors and we painted some turkey feathers too. We listened to our Alphabet Friend Story. . . Gus the Goat and practiced writing and searching for the letter Gg. Hannah brought some Gobbling Good Turkey cookies for snack today. . .they were really cute! Thanks Hannah!! Next week we will do Thanksgiving activities and finish up our turkey projects.
Today we had a little scissor practice cutting out our green grouches to go in our garbage cans!! We had fun looking for letter Gs in our classroom today and learning the Green Song. We watched an Oscar the Grouch video while we had the cutest snacks ever!! Izzy Lopez brought Oscar the Grouch snacks. . . .garbage cans and all and of course her crafty mom personalized them!! They were super cute. The kids loved them! I think they will all remember that G is for Grouch!! Check out our two grouchy faces below!!
Today we read The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle. The last page of the book has a very special surprise. . . .we turned off the lights and watched all of the fireflies light up!! We talked about catching fireflies and keeping them in a jar. We made paper fireflies with glitter lights and put them in a paper jar. We tried to think of other words that start with letter Ff. We practiced writing the letter Ff. We used a yellow marker so we could light up the tracing letters just like fireflies! Ava brought firefly snacks to eat. They were super cute!! I had to convince some of the kids to eat them because they didn't want to take their firefly apart because they liked it so much!! We decided to make wings for them so they could play with them at home. :) Thanks Ava!! The fireflies were fabulous!!
Finally, we played farm bingo one more time. I have some really good listeners!! Sorry there wasn't a newsletter this week. I ran out of ink and didn't realize it until after I typed it up and hit print at 10pm last night!! Have a good weekend!! Remember to have your child practice writing their name please!!!!! :)
Today we read Mrs. Wishy Washy's Farm and talked about all of the different animals you might see on a farm. Then we talked about all of the sounds you might hear on a farm. We sang Old MacDonald had a farm and we played Farm Listening Bingo. . . .they loved this!! I have a CD with animal sounds and they have to find the picture of the animal that makes that sound on their Bingo Card. We will definitely be playing this again on Thursday! They were really good listeners. Jansen brought Pigs in a Blanket and milk for us to eat. . . . so we had lots of mooing and oinking going on!! :) We colored a farm picture and talked about all of the animals in our pictures and finally we talked about same and different. We will continue to work on Letter F on Thursday.
We read two silly books about elephants today. We learned a silly poem too. . .
Elephants are BIG!
Elephants are fat!
They have no fingers. . .
They have no toes. . .
But goodness gracious. . . . What a nose!!
They thought this was so funny. We made a cute elephant project with a silly nose and practiced writing the letter E. We talked about how we might see an elephant at the zoo or at a circus. Isabella brought everyone a bag of popcorn. . . just like what you might eat at the circus!! Good thinking!! We played a counting game at circle time and practiced our color songs too.
Today we read Elmo's Guessing game of colors and played a color game at circle time. We made a paper Elmo and practiced writing the letter Ee. We watched Elmocize!!! It is a video that teaches kids how to excercise. . . .with Elmo of course!! They had so much fun! We talked about healthy snacks and junk food and we ate apples and cereal at snack time. Needless to say, I could certainly tell it was the day after Halloween!! We were all a little groggy from our sugar overloads from the night before!! I couldn't help but laugh when one of the students told me they had candy for breakfast!!