Saturday, November 6, 2010

"H and Home & Family" Week

FUN WEEK! This week was all about the letter "H" and our Homes and Families. We started out by making the cutest little house out of shapes.

Great fun and a great way to review our shapes.

We also ate a house! Graham crackers and vanilla icing make yummy houses. (Sorry for the bad picture but the children were READY to eat them, not wait for pictures.)

We also did some wonderful science experiments with our left over Halloween candy (get it - "H" week). I found them at SUPER FUN! Try these, especially the ones with the skittle candies

One last fun thing that just has to be mentioned. We made handprints by dipping our hands in glue.
Then after they dried (give it at least 2 days) we water-painted over them.

Magical fun! Just watch as the hands appear! I love the expression on the children's faces!!!!!!!! We will start our unit on Thanksgiving next week!!!

"G" and Community Helper Week

Again, I am late in posting but my hubby and I headed to the lake for some fall clean-up and winter preparation. I've decided lake houses are fun for everyone except the owners. Anyway, back to school stuff - "G and Community Helper WEEK"!!! We really enjoyed ourselves this week. We started out by talking about our wonderful friends, the garbage men! I know, technically they are sanitation workers but hey, we are 3 and 4 years old so to us, they are garbage men. Monday was a day filled with garbage!!!!! After digging through all my neighbor's recycling bin, we made wonderful little "Garbage Guys" and "Garbage Girls". They were so much fun! We also ate "garbage"! Yep, that's right, we ate garbage. My fellow teacher, Mrs. Christi, and I dug through our snack closet and found all kind of fun left overs and threw them them into a clean garbage sack. All the children helped shake it up and then we distributed it into little brown sacks. Everyone loved eating garbage! Although it was funny to see the parents faces when the students got in the cars and said, "I ate garbage today"! After all the sugar, we headed to the hallway for some great garbage games. We played "Garbage Toss" and "Grab the Garbage". "Garbage Toss" is a simple as it sounds, just throwing a lot of balls of newspaper and "Grab the Garbage" was a fun relay game. A great day was had by all.

This week was so much for for many, many reason. One of which was the wonderful visitors we had come to see us. A nurse and a doctor came and talked about their jobs. We also played like we were doctors and nurses by putting bandages on our own hands. A great thing to do with the left over guaze from our CPR/First Aid classes.Friday was very special for me. A wonderful friend of mine came and talked to us about her job. She is an x-ray technician and I still can't believe how much the children loved her. She brought actual x-rays and skeleton puzzles.
We even had a special craft in her honor, a skeleton! I knew there had to be SOMETHING we could do with all those packing peanuts.

What a wonderful week! "H" Week is coming - I can't wait!