Thursday, February 26, 2009

DeSeRt FuN!

Tuesday Feb. 24, 2009

We started off the day sorting out our color bears and lacing around our shapes.

Our learning box question was "What kind of things can you find in the desert?" We wrote down their answers and after calendar time the kids took turns drawing out someones answer and acting it out. We weren't sure how it would go, but the children did really well coming up with ideas!

After charades we re-read Cactus Hotel by Brenda Z. Guiberson. Did you know that a saguaro cactus can grow to be 50 feet tall?! (after 150 years!) We went outside with a 50 foot piece of yarn to show them just how long that is. We also laid our first class down to see if they could be as tall as a cactus, but we didn't quite make it!

Next we painted a paper plate with brown, black and yellow, which will later be made into a snake!

After snack we reviewed the colors pink and purple. The children took turns choosing items from a bag and putting it in the pink pile or the purple pile.

Then we reviewed our February letters, Kk, Vv, and Zz. We reviewed the sound and with each letter I said three words, ie. for Kk I said, kite, kitten, and zebra and they would smile when it began with /k/ and frown if it did not. Then they took turns choosing a picture and placing it under the correct letter.

Then we played. :)


rabbit...
snake...
cactus
scorpion...


snake...
cactus...
owl...

4 comments:

Austyn, Neely and Tyler said...

Great pictures!!! I guess I have you both to thank for Tyler asking for a real snake... :) As long as he can keep it at your house!!!

Mrs. Laura said...

:) haha!! that is too funny. sure, he can keep it at amber's house....

Holm Town News said...

Funny!!! Miss Laura loves all kinds of animals, espcially reptiles! She has a Gila monster already in her room!!!!

Mrs. Laura said...

:) hee hee