W is for Walrus….

March 26, 2012

Walruses are giants of the sea.  It was so interesting to learn all about them, they use those big tusks to pull themselves along thru the ice and snow.  And a walrus can weigh as much as 2 tons!  We had fun learning all about the walrus and the letter Ww.

The Walrus

by Jack Pretlutsky

The widdly, waddly walrus

has flippery, floppery feet.

He dives in the ocean for dinner

and stands on his noggin to eat.

The wrinkly, crinkly walrus

swims with a debonair splash.

His elegant tusks are of ivory

and he wears a fine walrus mustache.

The thundery, blundery walrus

has a rubbery, blubbery hide.

He puffs up his neck when it’s bedtime

and floats fast asleep in the tide.

We read Walruses of the Arctic by Sara Swan Miller.  A great book full of facts all about the walrus with great photos of the animals.

For this craft I used an outline of my shoe for the body of the walrus.

After adding hand print flippers and tusks, the walrus is complete!  Although our walruses kind of look like they have been on a diet, they could have been a little bit chubbier!

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A Vase of Violets….

March 20, 2012

Today we continued learning the letter Vv with a fun book, song and a beautiful craft.

Violet Violin

(to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It)

Oh, I wish I were a violet violin!

Oh, I wish I were a violet violin!

Then I’d be purple and I’d play,

I’d have music everyday.

Oh, I wish I were a violet violin!

We read Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen.  A fun story about an unusual girl with big dreams of winning an air show in her homemade air plane.

We made a beautiful vase of violets for craft time.

To make the flowers, we used the bottom of a plastic egg carton for a stamp.

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V is for Vulture….

March 19, 2012

Vultures are kind of yucky creatures, but that didn’t stop us from having fun while learning about them and the letter Vv!

The Vulture

The vulture eats between his meals

And that’s the reason why

He very, very rarely feels

As well as you or I.

His eyes are dull

His head is bald

His neck is growing thinner

Oh, what a lesson for us all

To only eat at dinner.

We read Vulture View by April Pulley Sayer and Vultures by Roland Smith

We made hand print vultures for craft time!  I think they turned out pretty good, since I couldn’t find a craft on vultures and had to “wing” it!

After adding a pink thumb print, it is starting to look like a vulture.

preschool vulture craft

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