Sunday, September 20, 2009
A simple graphing activity on this day. The children were asked if they like or dislike spiders. The children who liked spiders put a smiley face on the graph. The children who did not like spiders put a unhappy face on the graph. After all of the children had made their choice, the entire class helped count how many liked or disliked spiders.
For this activity we showed the children an assortment of photos of household items. The children had to identify which items were potential burn hazards. The children marked the burn hazards by putting a picture of a flame on the picture of the item.
For this activity the children cut out pictures of shoes, and people wearing shoes, from magazines. They glued the photos onto their paper to make a shoe collage. We had some shoe pictures already cut out for the children that weren't ready for scissor use.
The children planted flower seeds for this activity. They measured out the amount of soil and water to use and then added them to planting cups along with the flower seeds. We'll see how well these flowers grow in our classroom
For this activity the names of flowers were spelled out on a piece of paper with a picture of the flower. The children used faux flower petals with letters written on them to spell out the names of the flowers. They matched up the letters on the petals with the letters on the paper. A good letter matching and letter recognition skill.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Our story book for September 16th was Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary by Lynn Salem. In this very short version of the traditional Nursery Rhyme, Mary plants different types of seeds in her garden. One of the seeds grows into a beanstalk.
The children made a home made instrument at the woodworking table on this day. First they used the hand drill to make pilot holes in the wood.
Next they inserted screw eye bolts into the wood.
Next, rubber bands were attached to all of the screw eye bolts to make a string instrument.
On this day the children decorated paper hats. We have them each a folded paper hat and let them decorate it with markers. After they were finished decorating the hat with markers, they used scotch tape to attach feathers to the hats.
Monday, September 14, 2009
We gave each child a photograph of themselves and a sheet of paper with a brick wall on it. The children cut their photo into pieces and then glued the pieces onto their paper. We wanted this artwork to look like the children were in the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. Afterwards the artwork was displayed on our art bulletin board.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
For this activity the children first decorated a race car pattern with markers. Next, they glued wheels onto their race car. After the car was finished the teachers placed a picture of each child in their car to make it look like they were driving the race car.
For this activity we let the children practice using scissors safely. They practiced walking with the scissors, passing the scissors to a friend, and how to hold them when cutting.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The children made rocket ships on this day. They were given a colored rocket to color with markers, crayons, and colored pencils. After they finished decorating their rocket, the teachers inserted a photo of each child inside their rocket.
Our story book for September 2nd was Kipper's A to Z: An Alphabet Adventure by Mick Inkpen. Kipper and his friend Arnold are on a quest to find something that begins with every letter of the alphabet.