Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Diary of a Fly

Today we read Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cornin. It's a fun book about a fly who documents his day in his diary. We have been working on summarizing what we do and building the skills necessary for retelling stories and events. We are starting small, with little summarizing sentences (ie,"I played a game with my friend."). Today we made ourselves into flies, and tomorrow we will do a diary entry into our very own Fly Diaries!

We worked with ovals and circles to create our flies, then Ms. B laminated our "Diary" page so that we can either dictate our entries, or write them ourselves, in expo marker each day!  Check back tomorrow for our first entry! (Don't want to miss a post? Sign up to have the blog sent directly to your email after each posting. Enter your email address to the right of the screen).

First we painted our circles and ovals....

Then we glued them together to make our fly.

Our flies are complete! They are hanging with our laminated Diary Page which we will write on tomorrow! 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Making Wishes (Dandelion Seeds)

We have been talking a lot about spring and the earth over the past month. Today we revisited one of our favorite flowers, the dandelion! We talked about how the dandelion spreads its seeds and how much fun we can have in helping that happen! This activity allowed us to work on following verbal directions, fine motor control, gross motor control, facial movements, counting, color recognition, letter sounds, and the concept of seeds. We had a lot of fun with this one! Enjoy!

First we had to be models! We talked about what it looks like to blow out candles or to blow bubbles on the playground. 

Our teachers helped us cut ourselves out! We then glued our blowing faces to our papers.

Next we glued down our dandelion stems and seeds!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Little Much Needed Fun!

We have been working so hard the past few weeks that we needed to kick our feet up and have a good time! We did all of our work today and then earned a little extra time on the playground. We have been loving the warmer weather and can't wait until the summer weather is here to stay!

Even the ladybugs wanted out to play....we found one on Ava's plant pot!

Had to include all the "kids"! ;)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Planting Seeds

We planted our very own seeds today! We talked about what a seed needs to grow. We are looking forward to watering our seeds each day, and making sure they get lots of sunshine to grow big and strong.