It’s Earth Day….

April 23, 2013

We celebrated Earth Day this week in our classroom.  We talked about how important it is to take care of our Earth by picking up litter, saving energy, turning off lights and water when not in use, recycling and planting trees.  I showed them a photo of what  Earth looks like from space so that they could see how beautiful our world is and that all you see is blue and green.  We need to protect our Earth so it stays a beautiful and clean  place to live.

Sing With Me

What Can We Do?

(to the tune of “A Tisket, a Tasket”)

It’s Earth Day, it’s Earth Day

What can we do on Earth Day

To make the world a better place,

Let’s [pick up trash] on Earth Day.

Continue singing and add the following: plant a tree, recycle, save water, save energy

Recycling Song

(to the tune of “The More We Get Together”)

The more we all recycle

Recycle, recycle,

Oh, the the more we all recycle,

The better Earth will be.

Aluminum and paper,

Glass, cardboard and plastic.

These all can be recycled

By you and by me.

Poetry

An Earth Day Helper

Be an Earth Day helper

Do a little bit each day.

Remember not to litter,

But to throw your trash away.

Be an Earth Day helper

With recycling plans.

Once cleaned, these come back to you-

Bottles, papers, cans.

Story Time

earth day books

We read “It’s Earth Day” by Mercer Mayer and “Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green” by Eileen Spinelli.

Craft Time

earth day craft

We made a large hand print Earth to celebrate the world we live in.  We all took turns making green and blue hand prints to fill in the circle.  Once dry I hung it in the hallway for all to see!

earth day craft

earth day craft

earth day craft

earth day craft

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I is for Iguana…

April 21, 2013

This week for letter Ii, along with the ice cream theme, we also learned all about iguana’s too: where they live, what they eat and how they might feel.

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Sing With Me

Iggy Iguana

(to the tune of “Yankee Doodle”)

Iggy likes to play inside.

Iggy likes to paint too.

Iggy paints the letter I. His I will impress you!

Iggy paints the inchworms, too.

They try not to wiggle.

Iggy tries to make them laugh.

They have fun and giggle!

i is for iguana

Story Time

i is for iguana

We read “Iguana on Ice” by Carol Pugliano Martin from the AlphaTales Book.

Craft Time

i is for iguana

We painted large letter I’s which were then turned into iguanas!

i is for iguana

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We All Scream for Ice Cream!!!

This week was a very fun week!  It was Ii week and I is for ice cream!  We read a story, made a craft and even had ice cream to celebrate the letter Ii.

Sing With Me

The Ice Cream Truck is Coming!

(to the tune of “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain”)

Oh, the ice cream truck is comin’ down the street!  ding, ding

Oh, the ice cream truck is comin’ down the street!  ding, ding

Oh, it makes my skin just tingle

When I hear that jingle, jingle!

Oh, the ice cream truck is comin’ down the street!  ding, ding

Poetry

Ice Cream

I like my ice cream on a stick.

It’s the only kind I pick.

But when the sun is really hot,

I have to lick it quite a lot!

Ice Cream Colors

We have ice cream, the best in town,

Let’s begin with chocolate brown.

Now let’s scoop up some bubble gum pink,

It’s sweet and yummy, the best, some think.

Here is ice cream minty and green,

It’s the creamiest I’ve ever seen.

Red ice cream is a strawberry delight,

All these scoops are a heavenly sight.

Vanilla white is a popular flavor,

It tastes very good to an ice cream craver.

Ice cream, ice cream what a cool sensation,

We love ice cream in any combination!

 

 Story Time

preschool book about ice cream

We read “The Ice Cream King” by Steve Metzger.  This is a wonderful book full of imagination.  A little boy and his mom go to the ice cream shop, the waiter puts a paper crown on his head and he is transported to a land where he is king of  ice cream.  But he is all alone in his ice cream world.  He takes his crown off and is back at the ice cream shop where he shares his ice cream with his mom.

Craft Time

i is for ice cream craft

We painted paper ice cream to put on top of a cone.  We had pink paint for strawberry, white for vanilla and brown for chocolate.  I let them pick their favorite….and chocolate won hands down!

i is for ice cream craft

i is for ice cream craft

Snack Time

ice cream snack

For show and tell one of the children brought in ice cream to share with our class!  Everyone got a scoop of Neapolitan, a mix of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla!  Yummmmy!  A fun end to our letter Ii week!

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