Monday, January 26, 2009

WEaThEr, Sunny today!!!

So first of all I want to apologize for the lack of photos that are on this post and the next. We have had camera and battery issues between the two of us. So unfortunately, only a few were taken on the 20th and none on the 22nd. SORRY, we promise that more will be coming the next time. Thank you for your understanding. WE appreciate it!!!!

Today was our introduction to our weather unit. We started our morning playing puzzles and file folder games. Our LBQ?- What can you do on a sunny day?

Next after morning pledge/calendar/ and weather/ we sang a song about the sun.

To the tune of BINGO

Today the sun is in the sky, and sunny is the weather.

S-U-N-N-Y, S-U-N-N-Y, S-U-N-N-Y,

and sunny is the weather.

We then read Care Bears, Busy, Busy, Sunny Day. The girls really liked this book and the boys were not as excited! It was great to show some of the fun things that can be done on a sunny day.

After the book we played a Sun game. We talked about how when we see the sun there are children on the other side of the world who are sleeping and see the moon. It seems as if the sun is moving when in reality the earth is moving. We had a picture of the sun and all of us got in a circle and faced out. The person with the sun went around the circle and if you saw the sun then you were awake and dancing. If the sun was not in front of you and you could not see it then you went to sleep. The kids loved this and often times forgot to look for the sun and kept on sleeping!!!

We colored and glued our sun fans together so that when we were outside in the sun we could cool ourselves.

After snack we introduced our letter Ww and sang our letter song. This is always to the tune of Frere Jacques
The letter W. The letter W. (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)
/w/ /w/ /w/! /w/ /w/ /w/! (Make ASL sign for letter, move hand forward and backward for each sound)
After singing the song and tracing the letter we colored the page to add to our alphabet books. Then it was PLAYtime!!!

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