Thursday, January 26, 2012

Teddy Bear Day

     We had such a great time today with our Teddy Bears!  We had our annual Teddy Bear Parade.  Then we went back to the classroom and had Teddy Bear food: Goldfish (they love fish!), Honeycombs (they love honey), strawberries (they love fresh berries), and Teddy Grahams (that's what our Teddy Bears love to eat!).  After our special snack with our Teddy Bears, we measured them with blocks and then did some comparison activities with our bears.  We also wore our pajamas to school today!  It doesn't get much better than that!

     I did not realize that I took so many pictures with eyes closed! Things were a little crazy, but it was a lot of fun!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


     I can't believe it is almost the end of January!  I'm sorry I haven't posted anything this month, but I have forgotten my camera almost every day since we've been back from the break!  I've also had a lot of family issues going on, so just not much time to blog!  I did not get pictures of a lot of our activities and hardly any action shots, but here is a little taste of what we did in January.  I also did not get pictures of any of our centers or the books that we read.  I'll try to take a few pictures of the books and get them up with the other things. I do have a few more things to upload, hopefully, I will get those up tomorrow.
Letter of the Week this week.

Letter of the week- First week of January.  I forgot to take a picture of the letter K.
We made a Snowman Tree Map.  I forgot to take pictures of the information that we put on the snowmen, but at least this gives you an idea of what it looked like.
This is a follow directions/sequencing activity.  I use to do a different one, but I found this one from Mrs. Jump's class that I liked a little better.  It was a bit challenging for my class.
One of the hardest things for them to do, was tear the paper!  We've been working on that all year, but I wanted them to do this with as little help as possible.  Overall, they did a great job!
They had to cut all the circles themselves.
We did this as a whole group first and then they had to do it on their own.  We did a page a day.
Whew! Last page!  The books turned out great!
Snowman Painting-  Mix glue and shaving cream together to make puffy paint.  They painted the snowman and then after it dried, they put the words in order to make a sentence.
To review left and right, we painted our hands put them in the appropriate mitten.
The Mitten-  I found this activity (that I modified) on Julie Lee's blog.  We read the story The Mitten several times.  We discussed what happened at the beginning (first), then what happened in the middle of the story (second), ad then what happened at the end (third).  They actually did really well with recalling the events of the story.
The writing was the hardest part, but overall they did great.  It'a a slow process, but they are coming along!

I realized as I was blogging there was so much that I did not put up!  I'm sorry about that!  There's always next year! :)