Saturday, April 27, 2013

End of the Year Memory Project

It's hard to believe that we are almost to the end of the year!

Where has this year gone?!  Yesterday we did our end of the year memory project, the handprint pillow case. ;)

This is one of my favorite projects, and I know the kiddos love it too. :)

Hope your end of the year countdowns are full of fun!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Poetry Cafe~ Open Mic Day!

April in K we've been studying Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, and Fractured Fairy Tales and studying poetry. :)

We have a pretend mic and stand in dress up so the kiddos dress up and act out some of their favorite poems, fairy tales, etc...  

We also have a "poetry apron".  It's just a cute apron I found with pockets and I've typed out all our poems and songs throughout the year and they can pull them out and say or sing them.  They are having lots of fun with that!

Friday was our Poetry Cafe.  It was tons of fun!  I'd found the idea on Dr. Jean's blog for April.  We had each of the kiddos bring a mug for hot chocolate and we served cupcakes.  We set up several tables, placed lamps around the room, and turned out the overhead lights.  We gave the room a coffee house feel.  The mic and stand were at the front and we even had a beret if they wanted to wear it. :)  The kiddos were encouraged to either write an original poem, learn a new poem, or share a poem we already knew.  Instead of clapping we snapped.

It was a fun morning, and the kids loved sharing!