Monday, August 30, 2010

Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum and Pink Day!


For pink day we read Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler.  What a cute book!  It's so funny.  Animals get stuck in the middle of the road in bubblegum.  Do they get unstuck before they get run over by a truck?  How do they get out of this sticky situation?  You'll have to read it to find out.  (okay okay, I won't leave you hanging...yes they do, but they have to chew, chew, chew and blow a giant bubble.  Below are a few pictures of us chewing our very own bubblegum and trying to blow bubbles.  Kinda hard for kiddos!  We had some tiny bubbles, but they kids loved trying anyway.  We also learned our pink song from Frog Street Press.  Here are the lyrics.

Pink
(tune: Jingle Bells)

Cotton candy, fat pink pigs,
girls with socks and bows.
P-i-n-k, p-i-n-k
that is how it goes!
Bubble gum, valentines,
these are all pink too.
Pink icing, and pink balloons,
we can spell can you?
Yes!




This week our theme unit is "All about Me".  We are creating graphs about features that we have such as  hair color, eye color, and if we are a boy or girl.  Check back later for more pics!  



Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rainbow Day!

Rainbow day was a busy day in Mrs. Lee's class...but a fun day!  We practice sorting all the colors and made a brown bear button wall story that we hung in our hallway.  First, we sorted the buttons by color, then we glued them onto our bears.  Next, we wrote the color word that matched the buttons on our bears.  We worked with a partner and took turns sharing the tasks we had to complete.  


Below is the finished wall story and a close up of one of the bears so you can see how cute they turned out.  They did a great job drawing the faces as well!  Oh, and under our bear story are our TLC Viola Swamps from the story "Miss Nelson is Missing".

Also, below we made shape people during art center this week, torn paper rainbows, and the picture on the right shows our rainbow hair people that we made after we learned the poem.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Fun and Green Day!

Today was green day!  Green day is so much fun because we have lots of fun activities for green.  Ask your child about Go Away Big Green Monster.  We read the story, and then made our very own "big green monster" as a class.  Each child cut one part of our monster and glued it on.  Check out the pictures below!  Then, we each made small ones so we could have one to keep at home.  But, for now, they are haning in our hallway.  Ms. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom stopped by for a minute to talk with us and to get our picture made.  We watched the video this morning on BSLK t.v. 

GREEN
(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Frog Street Press
  G-r-e-e-n, g-r-e-e-n,
I know how to spell green, g-r-e-e-n.
Caterpillars are green, and grasshoppers too.
I know how to spell green, g-r-e-e-n.


Here we are retelling Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?  by Bill Martin Jr.  We used character cut-outs to retell the story. 


During literacy time, we practiced reading our new sight words, I and am, by reading a pocket chart story.  Each child got to pick a sentence and come up and point to the words and read.  They were so excited that they were doing the reading!


Here are some pictures of our "big green monster" and the finished product. 


Each day we have been singing our alphabet sound songs from Heidi songs.  You can see her on our Promethean board.  The kids LOVE Heidi songs.  It's precious to watch them. 



In math, we began learning to sort.  Today we used m&m's to sort by color.  We sorted them on the Brown Bear characters from our story...then the best part...we got to EAT them!  Yum!


We sorted together using the ELMO so everyone could see well! 

Every Friday, if we build our rainbow, we get to visit the treasure chest.  Today was our first visit to it.  I didn't get everyone's pictures, but a few.  The kiddos were so excited to finally see what was inside that mystery chest!  What a GREAT week! 

 
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