R is for Rooster…

February 6, 2012

This week we started the letter Rr.  We learned all about the rooster, sang a song about him and made a rooster too!  I remember singing this song when I was little and listening to it on my record player that I had as a little girl.  Wow, do kids today even know what a record is?  There are many more verses to it as well about a dog, kitty, cow, sheep and duck.  As you sing you keep adding on the sounds that the other animals make.  It is a really cute song and fun to sing!

I Had a Rooster

I had a rooster, my rooster pleased me

I fed my rooster ‘neath the greenberry tree

My little rooster went cocka doodle doo

Dee doodle-ee doodle-ee doodle-ee doo.

roosters off to see the world by eric carle

Rooster's Off to See the World by Eric Carle

We love Eric Carle books!  The water color illustrations are so beautiful!

preschool rooster craft

Coloring the head for our rooster craft

preschool rooster craft

Next, we added a large red circle and brown hand prints for the wing and tail.

rooster craft for preschoolers

The completed rooster craft!

 

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Our Class Quilt….

February 1, 2012

On Tuesday we continued learning all about the letter Qq and quilts.  We had a great time making our class quilt!  We talked about how quilts are unique blankets that tell a story.  Our quilt is very special because it tells the story about our classroom.  Each child got their own square of fabric to put their hand print on.  I tied them all together with ribbon and hung it on our wall in the library.  They love going over and admiring our new quilt!

Q Cheer

Q is for quail and a quilt for your bed

 Q is for queen, with a crown on her head

Q is for quack and a quarter to spend

Q is for quarrel you have with a friend

Hooray for Q big and small-

the quaintest, quirkiest letter of all!

preschool book about quilts

We read, The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston and Tomie dePaola

preschool class quilt

The squares for our quilt

q is for quilt poem

The poem that I added to the quilt

Our Quilt

With our hands we made this quilt,

We each made a special part,

To show you the friendships that we share,

Warms each little heart!

preschool class quilt

Our completed class quilt! (We still need to add the hand prints of the children that were not here to make a square.)

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Q is for Quail…..

On Monday we started the letter Qq and quails.   We learned all about the letter Q and that it makes the “kw” sound.  The children learned a song to help them remember.  And we made a quail for our craft.  And learned a few action words that begin with Q that we practiced….quick and quiet!

Quentin Quail’s Song

(to the tune of Frere Jaques)

Quentin Quail, Quentin Quail,

Q says kw,  kw, kw, kw;

Queen and quack and quarter; quick and

quilt and quiet,

Q says kw, kw, kw, kw.

preschool book about quails

The Quiet Quail byHeather Feldman, from the AlphaTales book.

quail preschool craft

Painting the quial template brown and added a few feathers

q is for quail preschool craft

The finished quail craft after adding feathers, legs and an eye.

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