Sunday, December 15, 2013

Nutrition, Pizza and Manners

     I am so far behind!  Here are a few pictures from November. I still have Thanksgiving pictures to go through.  I don't know it is so hard for me to remember to snap pictures with my phone, maybe because I forget it has a camera on it! :0 I'm really hoping for a new camera for Christmas, so I will have better quality pictures!  

During our Nutrition them we sorted healthy and unhealthy pictures of food from magazines.

We also looked through newspapers and sale ads from different grocery stores.

We played Food Bingo.  That was fun!

We made pizza!  We also made a following direction pizza book that turned out really cute!  I cannot find one picture of the book, so I must not have taken any!

We read a book about manners and then practiced using our manner.  The boys pulled out the chair for the litle ladies and then pushed the chair back in for them.

We made place settings and then practiced putting the objects in the correct place.

We practiced passing objects and saying please and thank you.

They really enjoyed the manners activities and did a great job!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fall Festival

Happy Halloween?!  Finally getting these pictures uploaded...enjoy!

Now on to November and Thanksgiving! :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Better late than never!

I completely forgot to post this!  I typed and loaded the pics and then forgot to post it!  I really am getting old, or maybe I can just use the excuse that this time of year is insane!  These pictures are from our Fun Fall Centers.  Hopefully, I will have our Fall Festival pictures up soon!  We had so much fun!
Spider Hat Center

I just love how these turn out!

Slime Center

I've made the slime for several years, but this year our consistency was just not right.  I do use an off brand of glue, so I'm wondering if that was what it was.

Cooking Center

We made Scarecrow Crunch

We also made spider cookies and jack o lanterns out of oranges.

Candy Corn Math Center

Weighing our candy corn

A class picture with our completed spider hats!  What a bunch of cuties!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Down on the Farm

    Our week was super short, but we were able to get a few fun things in!  Here's a few of the activities that we did.  I still have a few more things to share, but they are not finished.
We celebrated Columbus Day on Monday.  I usually do so much with Columbus, but because of our short week, pictures, and our Farm theme we just did a few things.

We learned about sink or float in Science and made Coke Float (please don't hate on me!)  We also made sink or float pictures but either they did not turn out, or I forgot to snap pictures of them.  We also read a story about Columbus and learned a song from Dr. Jean about him.

We learned about cows and had a milk tasting of white, chocolate, or strawberry milk.

We graphed our favorite type of milk.  I found the cute little cups at the dollar store!

We made these cute cow glyphs from Deanna Jump.  You can find it here.

We read the story The Little Red Hen and made bread.  This recipe is super easy and tasted really yummy!
Brean in a Bag
Mix in a heavy duty ziplock baggie:
1 cup flour
1 packet dry yeast
3 tablespoons dry milk
1 teaspoon salt

Add and mix (getting the air out of baggie):
1 cup hot water
2 tablespoons oil

Add and mix:
2-3 cups flour or until the bread no longer sticks to the bag

Knead bread in the bag.
Rest the dough in the bag for 10 minutes.
Raise in a greased pan.
Cover with a towel for 20 minutes.
Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes in a small loaf pan.
The final product!  It really was good!  I did not get any pics of the class making the bread, but they had a great time!

We learned about pigs and painted with chocolate pudding to make our pigs in the mud.

We also did a descriptive writing activity of what mud looked like and felt like.

We are working on our Mrs. Wishy Washy books, but will not finish  until next week.  I love how these turned out.  You can find this activity here at Making Learning Fun.

     Have a great week!