Friday, February 26, 2010


M-A-R-C-H marching into spring!!

This month our author of the month is Dr. Seuss. His birthday is March 2nd. To remember this crazy author, we are going to dress up as our favorite Seuss character. I'll post pictures on Tues. I also found a great book on-line that I'm going to get at Barnes and Noble~ The Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook. One of the recipes I saw was Pink Ink Drink. You'll remember the Yink from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. He liked to drink pink ink. :) Maybe we'll have to have pink ink to drink!! Our journal center is a rhyming center this month. I found some cute Dr. Seuss hats at Mardels and my aide wrote short vowel rhyming words on them. The kiddos can write some more rhymes or write a rhyming story. Our housekeeping center is going to become the Green Eggs And Ham Breakfast Cafe, and our dress up center is going to have Seuss stuffed animals and hats to act out Seuss books. One of my favorite Seuss quotes is, "I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells!" What fun to have some nonsense and silliness to make learning fun!

More to come soon!

Monday, February 22, 2010

February Holidays

Shortest month of all!!

Wow to be so short, we sure do cram a lot of fun holidays in it!

We made little groundhogs for Groundhogs Day, Abraham Lincoln log cabins for Lincoln's b-day on Feb. 12, and George Washingtons on his b-day Feb.22. Oh, and how could I forget Valentine's Day!! We made some very cute heart wreaths for Valentine's Day!

Little Groundhog

It was made out of hearts. I think it would have been easier to have patterns for the eyes and nose, so I will next year. I let them free hand their hearts for certain parts. An older group wouldn't have as much trouble. We used pipe cleaners for the whiskers.

Abraham Lincoln Log Cabins

I let the kiddos free hand their cabins and then fill in with logs (pretzles). Some of them made large cabins and then had trouble filling it all in. They were fun and took on each child's personality!;)

Valentine Wreaths

Use a normal size paper plate as the base. Cut out the center. My aide cuts out the center of each plate. It's a good idea to have pre cut hearts so they will all be the same size. We used some really fun patterned paint rollers to paint our hearts. I got them at Lakeshore. We painted one day and then glued the next. Very cute!!

George Washington

The kiddos traced a round face pattern and then a tri-cornered hat pattern. Glue the hat to the head before you glue the cotton balls or draw the face. Our kids each got 4 cotton balls. They could pull them apart a bit to make the white wig.

On top of all these fun crafts, we featured Laura Numeroff as our author of the month. Oh, how the kids love her books!! We even wrote our own story. "If You Give A Bull Some Popcorn." We are getting ready to illustrate it, so I'll try to post pics of that. :)

I hope you enjoyed this month as much as I did. ;) I'm looking forward to March and spring! March 2 is Dr. Seuss's birthday. We'll be dressing up as our favorite Seuss character. I'll post pics of that after our fun day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The 100th day of School 2010 Pictures

We made it!! Whew, it felt like the 100th day would never come. Here are the pictures of our festivities!!


Monday, February 1, 2010

100th day postponed again!


We've had quite a snow/ice storm this year! So, the 100th day of school has been moved another day. I've had some extra planning time this year. :)

I figured out a new song to sing when we finally celebrate. It's to the tune of "Happy Birthday".

The 100th Day
It's the 100th day of school
It's the 100th day of school.
We've learned a lot
We're 100 days smarter!
It's the 100th day of school!
Hooray! ( Just yell this at the end.)

I also went to a party store and got a giant 100 dollar bill and a big 100. So, when we finally celebrate it will be a GREAT party!!

I'll post pics when we finally have our day!

The other thing we'll need to celebrate is Groundhog day. Boy I sure hope he isn't scared by his shadow!! Here are some fun songs for Groundhog's day.

Mr. Groundhog (sung to Mr. Sandman)
Mr. Groundhog, bring me a spring.
Make it the nicest that I've ever seen.
Please don't let your shadow be seen!
Mr. Groundhog bring me a spring!

Little Groundhog (frere jacque)
Little Groundhog, little shadow,
Where are you? Where are you?
Winter time is here.
Spring will be here soon.
Wake up you! Wake up you!