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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
After calendar time, the p.m. class took turns introducing themselves and showing what was in their "All About Me" bags. It's always fun to see what they choose to bring and what they have to say about it!
Then, after a quick review of the polar animals, we all learned a new song/cheer.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, lick your paws.
We learned a few facts about polar bears, then joined in a science experience. The children put one hand in a little glove of "blubber" (fat... in this case shortening), then put it in a bowl of ice water as well as their bare hand. They could easily tell which hand was colder and then we were able to talk about how animals keep warm in the Arctic. It was very cool!!
Next we tried our hand at a little tear art making Polar Bears. I'm pretty sure Miss Amber and I ended up doing most of the tearing, but it was worth a try!! The kids still had fun putting it all together.
After snack we reviewed numbers, colors, shapes and letters. We have a plethora of songs that go along with our reviewing, I hope the kids come home and sing some of them to you!
Then we introduced Uu and colored another sheet for our alphabet books.
The Letter Uu
to the tune of Frere Jacques
The letter U. The letter U. (make ASL sign for letter, showing one hand then the other)
Has a sound. Has a sound. (bring 1 hand to ear and then the other hand to the other ear)
What sound do you make? What sound do you make? (palms facing up, shrug shoulders)
/u/ /u/ /u/! /u/ /u/ /u/! (Make ASL sign for letter, move hand forward and backward for each sound)
After calendar time we sang both our penguin song and polar bear song. Although, both extremely fun, I think the penguin song won out for favorite!