Elephants were on parade in our classroom last week! We had such a fun week learning all about those large, lumbering creatures. We made crafts, read books and sang songs all about the elephant. We also observed real elephants without leaving our classroom with a clip from Youtube, click here to see and hear a real elephant!
We read “Elephants” by Sydnie Meltzer Kleinhenz and “National Geographic Kids, Great Migrations, Elephants” by Laura Marsh. These were fascinating up close books all about real elephants.
Sing With Me
(to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I am Edna Elephant.
Watch me play.
I play with Ed Elk every day.
When we sit beneath a big elm tree,
We will have eggs and tea.
(to the tune of “Yankee Doodle”)
Every morning Eloise
has hard boiled eggs for breakfast.
She never eats them fried
’cause boiled eggs are the tastiest!
Eloise the elephant
thinks that eggs are dandy.
She eats eleven every day
and says they taste like candy!
Arts and Crafts
Paper Plate Elephants
We used grey paint and made elephants out of paper plates.
Hand Print Elephants
The children’s hands were also transformed into elephants too!
We had a blast playing Elefun! The kids scrambled to catch butterflies as they flew out of the elephants trunk!
My assistant, Ms. Lia brought in Spanish Oreja pastries or elephant ear cookies! The kids loved sampling these yummy treats.
A child in our class also brought in Edamame to share with the for the letter E. A few adventurous children tried these beans.
The bulletin board has changed one last time for the year. It is hard to believe that in a few short weeks the school year will be over and my little ones will be soon on their way to VPK!