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Friday, September 21, 2012

Letter Cc Activities

This week we are focusing on the Letter Cc, number 3, shape triangle, and color yellow. The theme will carry over from the previous week about friendship/sharing.

Letter C Books:
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - By:Bill Martin
  • Caps for Sale - By:Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Clickety Clack - By:Rob & Amy Spence
  • Charlie the Caterpillar - By: Dom Deluise (also great for friendship)
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar - By: Eric Carle
  • Curious George Goes Camping - By: Margret & H.A. Rey
  • Cars Storybook Collection - By: Disney Pixar
Books on Friendship/Sharing:


  • Chrysanthemum - By: Kevin Henkes
  • Enemy Pie - Derek Munson
  • Big Al - By: Andrew Clements
  • The Crayon Box that Talked - By: Shane Derolf and Michael Letzig
  • The Rainbow Fish - By: Marcus Pfister
  • Chester's Way - By: Kevin Henkes
  • A Rainbow of Friends - By: P.K. Hallinan
  • Friends - By: Helme Heine
  • That's What a Friend Is - By: P.K. Hallinan
  • Amigo Means Friend - By Louise Everett
  • Eight Animals Bake a Cake - By: Susan Middleton Elya
  • Just My Friend and Me - By: Mercer Mayer
  • How to Lose All Your Friends - By: Nancy Carlson
  • It's Okay to Be Different - By: Todd Parr
  • We are Best Friends - By: Aliki
  • I Can Share - By: Karen Katz
  • Sharing: How Kindness Grows - By: Fran Shaw
  • Sometimes I Share - By: Carol Nicklaus
Art:
  • After reading Charlie the Caterpillar or the Very Hungry Caterpillar create your own caterpillar out of an egg carton. You will need egg cartons, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes.

Letter of the Week Books:
Snack:
  • Read Enemy Pie then make your own Enemy Pie - Enemy Pie is a book about a boy that thinks he has an enemy so he wants to make him go away. His dad tells him that if he can make "Enemy Pie" which is gross and disgusting and will make your enemy go away. The only way the pie will work is if you spend an entire day with your enemy. In the end the boys get to know each other and become best friends. When they sit down to eat the pie it is delicious.
  • Making Enemy Pie - Use crushed Oreos for the dirt, Chocolate pudding for mud, Gummy Worms, Candy Rocks, Whoppers for animal droppings, etc.
  • I have the kids play together and when they are done they get to eat the enemy pie.

Motor:
  • Try to drop clothespins into a can while standing

Math:
Cars Matching Activity
 


Caterpillar Measurement - Letter C Activity

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sunflower Art Project

Sunflower Art Project
This is a fun art project that works on fine motor skills. For this art project all the kids start with an upside down paper plate. They cut out triangles - we worked on pattern skills for the border. Then on the part of the plate that bends they twist small pieces of tissue paper on the eraser end of a pencil, dip in glue, and place on the plate. Finally they glue pom poms on the flat center of the plate.

School Movement



Movement in the Classroom - Brain Break
You know how our kiddos need to get up and move around. Well I have been trying to come up with new ideas for creative and fun movement. These are cards about 4x6 in size. I tell my students "wiggle time" they know what this means and they line up against one side of the wall. Then I or a student (this can be a classroom job) pull out cards one at a time. The following is a description for each card: Honk like a bus the kids can crawl or walk across the room while honking. Roll like an apple they can roll on their sides or do somersaults. Open & close like scissors is an arm movement while they walk. Brush like a paintbrush is a swishing side to side motion as they walk. Stick like glue they can stick to a wall and try to move or stick to a buddy. Straight like a ruler they must walk without moving their arms. Clang like a bell the kids move back and forth while going "ding dong." Zip like a backpack is an up and down motion of the curve of a backpack, while they move and they say "zip, zip, ziiiiip." Erase like a pencil is a small fast frantic movement back and forth like an eraser. Finally you end with go to you seat like a star student and they walk to their seats quietly, ready to work. Brain breaks are an excellent way to refocus your class. This also helps students that have more sensory needs or attention deficits. Free printable below.

Movement Printable

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Letter Bb Activities

Letter Bb, number 2, shape square, theme friendship/sharing

Books for the Letter B:
  • The Berenstain Bears (lots of books) - By: Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • We're Going On a Bear Hunt - By: Michael Rosen
  • Berlioz the Bear - By: Jan Brett
  • The Big Balloon Race - By: Eleanor Coerr
Button Project - Use the students Initial or the letter Bb
Books on Friendship/Sharing:
  • Chrysanthemum - By: Kevin Henkes
  • Enemy Pie - Derek Munson
  • Big Al - By: Andrew Clements
  • The Rainbow Fish - By: Marcus Pfister
  • Chester's Way - By: Kevin Henkes
  • A Rainbow of Friends - By: P.K. Hallinan
  • Friends - By: Helme Heine
  • That's What a Friend Is - By: P.K. Hallinan
  • Amigo Means Friend - By Louise Everett
  • Eight Animals Bake a Cake - By: Susan Middleton Elya
  • Just My Friend and Me - By: Mercer Mayer
  • How to Lose All Your Friends - By: Nancy Carlson
  • It's Okay to Be Different - By: Todd Parr
  • We are Best Friends - By: Aliki
  • I Can Share - By: Karen Katz
  • Sharing: How Kindness Grows - By: Fran Shaw
  • Sometimes I Share - By: Carol Nicklaus
Chrysanthemum Name Quilt

Art:
  • Print a large letter B on card stock then have the students glue buttons all over the letter. (The picture is of the letter A because I was working on the students initials vs. letter B)
  • Rainbow Fish Art (refer to previous post for details)
  • Chrysanthemum Name Quilt (refer to previous post for details)
  • Letter Bb Puppet
Rainbow Fish Art
Letter of Week Book:
Here is the Letter Bb book for information about the book refer to the post on letter Aa. Letter Bb Printable Book

Singing and Rhymes:
Five little bears little bears were dancing on the floor
One fell down and that left four.

Four little bears climbed up a tree
One found a bee hive that left three

Three little bears were wondering what to do
One chased a bunny rabbit that left two.

Two little bears were looking for some fun
One took a swim that left one.

One little bear sitting all alone
He looked all around and then ran home.

Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee:
I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee, won't my mamma be so proud of me I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee Ouch! That bumblebee stung me!

I'm smashing up my baby bumblebee, won't my mamma be so proud of me I'm smashing up my baby bumblebee Yuck! It's all over me!

I'm licking up my baby bumblebee, won't my mamma be so proud of me I'm licking up my baby bumblebee Ugh I don't feel so good!

I'm throwing up my baby bumble bee, won't my mamma be so proud of me I'm throwing up my baby bumblebee. Uh-Oh Here comes Mommy!

Motor:


  • Transition by walking "Backwards"
  • Blow Bubbles
  • Create the letter Bb by using different types of blocks
  • Bounce balls or play basketball
Math:
Creative Play:
Make a bear mask and pretend to be bears. The kids could even create a den out of a large blanket or sheet draped over chairs or tables.