Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mystery Reader

     We had a wonderful Mystery Reader, Grandma T, who came to read to our class last week.  She is a former preschool teacher, and you could just feel her love for children. :)  We were finishing up our bear theme and beginning our dental health theme, so she read two stories!  I apologize for the pictures being so bad, these were not taken with my camera.
Grandma T was the sweet one's grandma.  She introduced her stories first by her little friend (I can't remember the little puppy's name!) and asked the class if there was something they thought they could learn today.

The first book she read was The Tiger that went to the Dentist.  It is the cutest book!  The class loved it!

She had a cute little poem that she read to the class.

I was not quick enough to get them acting out the poem! :)

Some of the props that went along with the poem.

She read another book The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear.  (I love that story!)  It was really cute how she introduced the story.  She had a little mouse and had the class look for it.  It ended up in a little pocket on her back.  Sooooo cute!

     I love have special guest in the classroom!  It's always especially nice when you have a former preschool teacher and goes over and beyond!  My kiddos talked about having her all week!  Good stuff!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Teddy Bear Parade and Picnic

     Oh my goodness!  I am falling so far behind!  My camera has been having major issues, and I just finally was able to get it repaired.  Hopefully, I will be able to get caught up this week.  These photos are from a month ago!  We had such a fun time!
     These are pictures from our Teddy Bear Parade.  They get to wear their pj's to school, bring their teddy bears (or other special animal) in a float that they made with their families, and then we have a little parade for the other classes and parents.

After the parade, we have our Teddy Bear picnic.

We have Teddy Grahams, strawberries, Goldfish, Honeycombs, and Berry juice.

Then we do some special activities with our bears.

We measure with linking cubes to see how tall they are.

We see how much they weigh.

Love this!  This was one HUGE bear! :)  We compared sized of our bears to our friends.  It was very easy to figure out which one was the biggest! :)

We had a fun Gummy Bear sorting and graphing activity.

Gummy Bear Science- This activity was from Teach Preschool.  I will have to say it was a really cool  experiment!

After a couple of days, it expands.  Either I forgot to take a picture out of the water or it didn't take, but it was twice the size after leaving it in water for a few days!

We made predictions of what would happen to the Gummy Bears after they were put in the water.  I forgot to snap a picture of our writing after it happened.  I love that many of them thought it would sink or float.  They really loved our sink or float experiments!

     Whew!  This was a long post!  At least it wasn't in June! :)  Have a great night!