Sunday, August 30, 2009
Our story book for August 24th was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. A group of lower case letters race to the top of a coconut tree only to fall out when the tree gets too heavy. The uppercase letters come to the rescue of the lower case letters.
For this activity we gave the children pieces of colored tissue paper, glue, paintbrushes, and laminating film. The children used the paintbrushes to glue the tissue paper to the laminating film. After these are dried they can be hung in a window to use as a sun catcher.
We gave the children crayons and paper with a chameleon outline on it. The children placed their paper on top of a textured rubbing plate and rubbed their crayons over the paper. This made the chameleon look like it had textured scales.
Our story book for August 20th was A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni. A chameleon doesn't want to keep changing colors, so he decides to stay on a green leaf so that he will stay green forever. However when the leaf changes colors with the seasons, the chameleon does too.
Our story book for August 19th was Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young. A group of blind mice find something interesting by their pond. Each one touches the object and gives their opinion of what it might be. The interesting object ends up being an elephant.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
For this activity we gave the children different colors of paint and cotton balls to paint with. For those children that don't like to get paint on their hands, we provided clothes pins for them to hold the cotton balls with.
Our story book for August 18th was White Rabbit's Color Book by Alan Baker. A white rabbit find bowls of red, blue and yellow paint. The readers learn about primary and secondary colors when the white rabbit dips himself into the paints.
We gave the children construction paper, glue, and lots of geometric shapes to work with. The children glued their shaped onto the construction paper to make a picture. Afterwards, the children dictated a story to the teachers about their artwork.
After reading the story Little Blue and Little Yellow we gave the children pieces of yellow and blue playdough to play with. After the children had pinched, pulled, pushed, pounded on the playdough they were able to see how mixing blue and yellow makes the color green.
Our story book for August 14th was Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni. The story of 2 little blobs of color that are best friends. Little Blue and Little Yellow hug so tightly one day that they turn green.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
First, the teachers used tape to make shapes on the floor. Next, we put on music and had the children dance around the shapes. After dancing for a minute, we turned off the music and called out the name of a shape. The children had to move to that shape and try to get everyone standing on that shape. The kids had to really cooperate with each other in order to fit everyone on one shape.
Our story book for August 6th was Black Dog, Red House by Lizi Boyd. An introduction to colors is the basis for this story. A boy and his dog tell about their day while introducing 13 colors to the readers.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
For this activity we used an old record player to paint with. We gave the children circle shaped paper, taped it to the record player, and then turned on the record player. The children painted on the paper while it spun around on the record player. After the paint dried we attached a stick to the paper and displayed them as lollipops.