Inchworms…

November 8, 2011

Today we continued with the letter Ii and inchworms!  We sang our I song from the flip chart, learned an inchworm poem, and made inchworm fingerprints!   We read the I book from Alpha Tales, Iguanas on Ice.   And then we wiggled like inchworms as we walked to our seats from circle time.  Ms. Francis also brought in a special surprise….ingredients to make Shaken Ice Cream!  In a plastic zip lock bag you combine milk, sugar and vanilla or other flavoring like chocolate or strawberry syrup and zip it up tight.   Then you place that bag into another zip lock filled with ice and salt, zip it up and then shake, shake, shake until you get ice cream!  The kids loved it!

I song

(to the tune of Clementine)

In an igloo on an island,

in a sea of icy water,

lived an inchworm named Ignatius

and his itsy bitsy daughter.

She was smaller than an inkblot

and her name was Isabelle.

She didn’t need a cradle

’cause she slept in a seashell.

Inchworm, Inchworm

Inchworm, inchworm, you move so slow,

Inchworm, inchworm, where will you go?

Inchworm, inchworm, turn to the right,

Inchworm, inchworm, you’ll get there by night.

Inchworm, inchworm turn the other way,

Inchworm, inchworm, it takes you all day!

letter i book

Iguana on Ice by Carol Martin

inchworm craft

Making the fingerprint inchworms!

inchworm craft

The finished inchworm craft!

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I is for Itsy, Bitsy Spider….

We started Monday with the letter Ii and the Itsy Bitsy Spider!  We learned lots of I words, read the Itsy Bitsy Spider book and made a cute spider craft out of the kids handprints.  The book  was really cute and had more lyrics to the song as the spider goes on an adventure in his garden.  We also made Itsy Bitsy Spider sequence cards to show the order of the song to the kids.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

The Itsy Bitsy Spider went up the water spout,

down came the rain and washed the spider out.

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain,

and the Itsy Bitys spider went up the spout again!

itsy bitsy spider
The Eensy Weensy Spider by Mary Ann Hoberman
itsy bitsy spider

The Itsy Bitsy Spider sequence cards

itsy bitsy spider craft

Making our craft!

itsy bitsy spider craft

The finished craft, "Down came the rain and washed the spider out!"

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Purplelicious Purple…

November 3, 2011

Yesterday (Wednesday) was purple day!  We learned more about mixing colors and that red and blue make purple.  We made purple hearts during arts and crafts time  We read “White Rabbit’s Color Book” by Alan Barker. This was an adorable book about a white rabbit who jumps into different colored bowls of paint and turns himself different colors.  We also used the color paddles to show how different colors can mix together to make a new color and looked at our sensory bottles that have different colors that mix together too.  And,  also read the book “Alphabet Rescue” by Audrey Wood which reviewed the alphabet.

I Love Purple

(to the tune Three Blind Mice)

I love purple, I love purple,

Yes I do, yes I do.

I love purple plums that grow on trees,

I love purple violets, so fancy.

I love purple butterflies that fly by me.

I love purple!

Alphabet Rescue by Audrey Wood

color mixing with preschoolers

Mixing red and blue paint to make purple...we made a beautiful shade of eggplant purple and sprinkled purple glitter on the hearts too!

color theme for preschoolers

White Rabbit's Color Book by Alan Barker

color theme for preschoolers

Red rabbit jumping into blue paint...hmmm, what color will he make?

color theme for preschoolers

He turned purple! And the color paddles to show how they mix.

color theme for preschoolers

The color paddles

color theme for preschoolers

Our sensory, color mixing bottles

color theme for preschoolers

Mixing red and blue

preschool alphabet

Alphabet Rescue by Audrey Wood

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