Thursday, May 28, 2015

Y Do We Love These Stories So?

Y is for yellow, year, yippee, yo yo, young, yard, yin and yang, yonder, you, yuck, and yarn!

We read:

Alligator Baby, by Robert Munsch

The Very Brave Bear, by Nick Bland

The Very Cranky Bear, by Nick Bland

The Very Hungry Bear, by Nick Bland

My Bus, by Byron Barton

Baby Bear's Books, by Jane Yolen

Puddles, by Jonathan London

We sang:

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

For our craft, we made yarn bugs!

For snack, we had some yummy blueberries!

Next week, we're going to the zoo! (within our program room, of course)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Excellent X-Rays!

X is for xylophone, excellent, fox, fix, box, excel, experiment, saxophone, fax, maximum, foxy, toxic, and x-ray!

We read:

Fox, by Kate Banks

11 Experiments That Failed, by Jenny Offill & Nancy Carpenter

Hattie and the Fox, by Mem Fox

Simms Taback's Big Book of Words

The Mixed-Up Chameleon, by Eric Carle

Excuse Me, by Lisa Kopelke 

We sang:

Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes. (Check out the Wiggles version below)

We did a get-to-know-our-bones dance. 

Move your finger bones. 
Move your arm bones
Move your shoulder bones
Move your back bone
Move your hip bones
Move your leg bones
Move your knee bone
Move your ankle bones
Move your toe bones

Move it all together! Fast! Then slow!

For our craft, we made some X-Rays of our hands and arms! 

Next up: yarn bugs!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Wonderful World of Watercolours!

W is for weird, wild, wolf, whisper, wash, wipe, willow, western, wilderness, whale, warthog, wonderful, and watercolour!

We read:

Fox Walked Alone, by Barbara Reid

What's That Awful Smell? by Heather Tekavec

Today I Will Fly! by Mo Willems

When Lions Roar, by Robie H. Harris

With a Little Help From Daddy, by Dan Andreasen

Whoever You Are, by Mem Fox

Willy's Pictures, by Anthony Browne

Meet Wild Boars, by Meg Rosoff and Sophie Blackall

Wild Boars Cook, by Meg Rosoff and Sophie Blackall

We sang:

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Ging Gang Goolie Goolie (a song I learned from my mum)

Ging gang goolie goolie goolie goolie, 
Watch out! 
Ging gang goo, 
Ging gang goo.
Ging gang goolie goolie goolie goolie,
Watch out! 
Ging gang goo,
Ging gang goo.
Hey-la, Shayla! 
Hey-la Shayla, ayla, ayla, ooh! 
Shally wally wally wally. 
Oompa, oompa, oompa, oompa! 

Repeat and change for names: Tammy, ammy, ammy, ooh!

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

Raindrops keep falling on my head,
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red, 
No, crying's not for me! 
I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining. 
Because I'm free! 
Nothing's worrying me!   

Willaby Wallaby Woo

Willaby, wallaby, woo, 
An elephant sat on you! 
Willaby, wallaby, wee, 
An elephant sat on me! 
Willaby wallaby worrie, 
An elephant sat on Corrie! 
Willaby wallaby wammy, 
An elephant sat on Tammy.

For our craft, we used special markers to decorate the windows in the program room! 


Next up, X-Rays!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Very Voracious Vegetables!

V is for volume, vulture, vacuum, vase, violin, voracious, van, vest, valley, vine, variety, and vegetables!

We read:

Creepy Carrots, by Aaron Reynolds

Vampirina Ballerina, by Countess Anne Marie Pace

On My Very First School Day I Met ... by Norman Stiles

Two Old Potatoes and Me, by John Coy

Growing Vegetable Soup, by Lois Ehlert

We sang:

ABC's (check out Usher's Sesame Street Alphabet!)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

I've Been Working on the Railroad

For our craft, we painted with vegetables!

Next up: Window decorating!