Wednesday, February 4, 2015

L is for Leaping Lizards!

L is for Lucky, Lazy, Laugh, Lost, Lug, Language, Loop, Lick, Loose, Life, and Leaping Lizards!

We read:

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat, by Anna Dewdney

"Llama Llama is learning lots of new things at school and making many friends. But when Gilroy Goat starts teasing him and some of their classmates, Llama Llama isn't sure what to do. And then he remembers what his teacher told him—walk away and tell someone. It works! But then Llama Llama feels badly. Can he and Gilroy try to be friends again?

Taking on a difficult but important part of children's lives, Anna Dewdney gives readers a way to experience and discuss bullying in a safe and comforting way." - llamallamabooks

We did some lizard stretches!

We read:

Nobody Laughs at a Lion, by Paul Bright

""You can see why I'm King of the Jungle," said Big Lion. "It's because I'm the best." But what is he best at? He quickly discovers that the jungle is full of talented animals. Cheetah, monkey, snake, and elephant giggle as Big Lion tries and fails to run, climb, creep, and crash through the forest. Energetic and expressive illustrations will entertain young readers until the very end when Big Lion finds out what he does best. And then, Nobody Laughs at a Lion!" - Good Books 

We sang: London Bridge is Falling Down 

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down,
Falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

Everyone got a chance to be part of the bridge; as we ended the song, the bridge came down, and as they got caught, the children swapped places being the bridge.

We read:

Llama Llama Home With Mama, by Anna Dewdney

"Ah-choo! Uh-oh, Llama Llama's nose is feeling tickly, his throat is feeling scratchy, and his head is feeling stuffy. Back to bed, no school today for Llama Llama! Instead, he's home with Mama. By lunchtime, though, he's beginning to feel a tiny bit better. But now someone else has the sneezes . . . Mama! And who will help her feel better? Why, Llama Llama, of course! Anna Dewdney's fun-to-read rhymes are sure to help children and their parents get through those under-the-weather days." - llamallamabooks 

For our craft, we made lizards!

Materials: Coloured Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, sticky-back googly eyes, and scissors. We cut the pipe cleaner to size for arms/legs/tails, wrapped them around the body (sticks), and twisted them to make funny shapes. We added sticky-back googly eyes in varying sizes, numbers, and arrangements.

Next week, we will explore the magical world of music!