Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Taking CAre of our Bodies!!

May 21, 2009

Welcome activity- Building blocks
LBQ- What can we do to exercise our bodies? Some great answers were
  • swim
  • ride your bike
  • yoga
  • run
  • somersaults
  • jumping jacks
  • arm circles
  • breathing :)

Pledge/ Weather/ Calendar

We then sang Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear and added some of our own exercise moves.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear, teddy Bear,

turn around,

Teddy Bear, teddy Bear,

Touch the ground.

Teddy Bear, teddy Bear,

Wiggle your nose,

Teddy Bear, teddy Bear,

Stand on your toes.

Teddy bear, teddy bear,

(added an exercise that the kids picked and started from the beginning each time)

We then read My Amazing Body by Pat Thomas. This was a great review because Miss Laura had read it on Tuesday.

Next we cut out and then glued in order our bodies. We talked about what was at the top, middle, and bottom of our bodies and matched the pictures accordingly.


ABC's sing and review.

Color review. Letter Xx card review.

We also reviewed the number 10 and played Is it 10? Then we did our Is it 10? worksheet before playtime.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Our Bodies Can Do Amazing Things!!

Tuesday, May 19th

Today we started building towers with blocks. When we were all gathered we started calendar time with our Learning Box Question: "What are healthy things you can do for your body?"

After calendar, we read My Amazing Body by Pat Thomas. We learned about all the amazing things our body can do like, think better than a computer and move better than a robot. Then we felt our heart beats, got up and exercised, then felt our heart beats again. The kids saw how exercise makes your heart beat faster. And we sang:

The Healthy Army
(you're the drill sergeant and your child repeats after you)
We are healthy little ones! (We are healthy little ones!)
Watch us jump and watch us run! (Watch us jump and watch us run!)
Healthy bodies, healthy hearts! (Healthy bodies, healthy hearts!)
We are winners from the start! (We are winners from the start!)

Next we fed Mrs. Healthy Foods and Mrs. Bad Foods (Yes, I realize I could have been more creative with the names, but the kids liked them.) We had two bags with faces on them. One had a smile cut out (Mrs. Healthy Foods) and one had a frown cut out (Mrs. Bad Foods). The morning class cut food out of magazines and then we fed our bags accordingly. The afternoon class finished feeding them, then glued the food on a poster with the healthy foods on one side and the not healthy on the other.

Next we went and had our snack. The children were quick to point out what was healthy and what was not! Have you noticed this at home too? :)

After snack we counted and filled out our number 10 postcards.

Then we sang our ABC's and introduced Xx. We learned the sign for Xx, sang our song, and went and colored our alphabet page!

The Letter Xx

to the tune of Frere Jacques

The letter X. The letter X. (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)

/ks/ /ks/ /ks/! /ks/ /ks/ /ks/! (Make ASL sign for letter, move hand forward and backward for each sound)

I'm sorry! My camera's battery ran out! :( No pictures today. I'll take a picture of our food poster and post it here for you too see!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Dino Ditty!!!!!!!!

May 14

Happy Birthday Mary-Kate!! Today she turned 4 and we celebrated in style! She brought yummy birthday doughnuts and we sang to her. She was so excited to turn 4 and we hope she had a fun day!

This morning we colored a dinosaur picture for our welcoming activity. This is our last dinosaur day and we have had so much fun learning all about dinosaurs. Some of the kids like Cade, Tyler, and Cameron might be sad we are done. Others like Mary-Kate, Sadie, and Sarah might be happy.
Our LBQ- Can you act like a dinosaur? We got a few great pictures here of the kids being such loud and scary dinosaurs! It was great to see how they moved around and growled at each other.


Next we acted out our Hiding Dinosaur poem.

Dinosaur, Dinosaur, where can you be?
Hiding behind me (hands behind back)
Where you cannot see,
Now you see one. (bring out one hand)
It's waiting for you.
Here comes another, (bring out other hand)
And now you see two!!

We also sang The Dino Ditty-

Here he comes just a stomping with his feet
Singing Dino, ditty, ditty-dum, ditty do
Searching all around for something to eat
Singing Dino, ditty, ditty-dum, ditty do
He's huge(echo). He's strong(echo) He's huge, he's strong.
Won't be hungry very long
Dino ditty, ditty-dum, ditty do
Yeah, Dino ditty, ditty-dum, ditty do.

We read Dinosaurs in the Treasury of Animal and Nature book by Learning Horizons. This book was a great review and end our dinosaur theme.

These last few weeks in school are also a time to review what we have learned throughout the year. Today we decided to have a little bit of fun with colors! We used three colors, blue, red, and yellow to make three more colors. The kids each picked two colors to start and each hand was painted a different color. Then they put those hand prints on the paper and then rubbed their hands together for the magic trick. That's right they made a new color!!! They loved it and thought it was awesome! Some of the kids knew what color they would get when their hands rubbed together, but it didn't make it any less cool!!! This was messy but so worth it.

After snack we moved onto fundamentals. We reviewed our ABC's and counted 1-20. We also reviewed the letter Qq and introduced the picture cards.