October 15th, 2012
We picked up some new ADORABLE little finger puppet books at Barnes and Noble the other day. The Little Spider, The Little Owl, and we will also be adding The Little Mouse. These are SO fun for little fingers and have really encouraged everyone to enjoy our reading circle times even more. We pass these books around after reading, play book tickly and pretend to be the characters. These were so inexpensive and a great addition to your children's library as well. Click on the pic and it will take you to a point of purchase with Amazon. Scroll down and you will see the other finger puppet books by the same publisher.
Our children LOVE these!!
This is another fun holiday book...
a Halloween Counting Book
This book is about a group of children all dressed up and going out to Trick-or-Treat. Along the way they meet up with all sorts of scary folks and one, by, one they begin to run away, until there are NONE!!!
We practiced and practiced this skill builder! All the children LOVE playdough...I know I have said this one many times! We used their love for the squishy stuff to practice some math skills by comparing and contrasting sizes of bones like the ones listed on the "bones" sheet here. This one took some time to master, but one by one, each one of the children practiced making and then placing their homemade bones onto the sheet. We also found other objects from around the class to compare in these spaces. We used our white playdough to make our bones more life like and discussed the shape, texture and color of bones. We also discussed that we see our bones through an x-ray. These are special pictures that allow us to see inside our bodies.
We viewed actual x-rays of the spine, hips and arms (Chance just broke his elbow so this was pretty easy to come by!) The children REALLY enjoyed the real x-rays and it helped to have these on hand for everyone to refer back to when talking about the letter "x" and x-ray!
On our word wall this week were the words
Again, we made these words in to puzzles to allow all of the children to be "word builders!"
We practiced finding the letter "X" on our papers, our books, our wall, and our fingers. We sang our Dry Bones song and had LOTS of discussions about the parts of our body.
Next week - Y is yellow!
Lastly, we practiced putting our skeleton puzzle back together and taking him apart again, naming his body parts and taking a look at our own spine, arms, neck and ribs. We again read Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones and enjoyed our class songs, The Welcome Song, The Cleanup Song, The Helpful Song, and see below for the video the the children's latest FAVORITE song...Banbury Cross...this goes along with their giant rocking horse we have in one of our play areas. I have been searching for this and although the tune isn't quite what we sing...its close enough for them to recognize and share with you!
Next week - Y is yellow!
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