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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H is for Hippo…

 

Last week we learned all about the letter Hh, the sound it makes and all about Hippos!  We talked about how they look, how they might feel and where they live too.  Bush Gardens has a wonderful hippo aquarium with a ton of fish.  It’s my favorite exhibit when we visit Bush Gardens!

hippo

Sing With Me

Hungry, Hungry Hippo

(to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)

Hungry, hungry hippo,

Oh-h-h-h, so-o-o, sl-o-o-w,

Walk into the water,

And down…you…go!

Story Time

preschool books about hippos

We read “The Hiccupotamus” by Aaron Zenz and “The Huggapotamus” by Steve Metzger.  These are fun, silly books all about friendship!

h is for hug

Hugging like the Huggopotomus!  We all took turns choosing a friend to hug after reading “The Huggopotomus”!

preschool books about hippos

We also read “Hippo, No Rhino!” by Jeff Newman.  This is one of my favorite books!  This is a picutre book with  very few words.  A disgruntled rhino is annoyed that he is mislabeled as a hippo at the zoo.  The rhino makes sure he tells everyone that stops by his enclosure that he is indeed a rhino and hot a hippo.

And we read “The Hippo-Not-A-Mus”by Tony and Jan Payne.  This is another favorite of mine, all about being happy with who you are.  The young hippo is not happy living in the water just eating grass.  He wants to be different and tries to make himself like the other animals he encounters.  In the end he realizes that he is special just being a hippo.

Craft Time

h is for hippo craftWe made hippo hand prints by painting the child’s palm grey, then adding bubbles with a marker cap, green water grass and details to make the hippo’s face.

h is for hippo craft

h is for hippo craft

h is for hippo craft

H is for Humming Bird too!

h is for hummingbirds

We also made humming birds to go along with the letter Hh.  We used cupcake liners for the wings and assembled the cute little birds!

h is for humming bird

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J is for Jam….

We learned all about the letter Jj this week.  We had so much fun reading stories, making crafts and enjoying a special snack too!

J is for Jam

Poetry

I am a strawberry

Growing on the ground.

If you want some jam,

Mash me around.

Story Time

letter j preshcool book

We read “The Giant Jam Sandwich” by John Vernon Lord.  This is a fun rhyming story about how a village is invaded by wasps and the villagers come up with a brilliant idea to get rid of them….trap them in a giant jam sandwich!

letter j preshcool book

Craft Time

 j is for jam preschool craft

We made our own paper jam sandwiches to go along with the story.We painted the bread cut outs red and made it look like strawberry jam.

j is for jam preschool craft

j is for jam preschool craft

Snack Time

letter j preschool snackFor a special snack, I made letter J’s on bread with the squeezable strawberry jam!  Mmmmm, yummy!

J is for Jeep

Story Time

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We also read “Sheep in a Jeep” by Nancy Shaw.  This is such a silly story about Sheep having too much fun in a red jeep!

Craft Time

sheep craft

We made hand print sheep with cotton ball wool to go with our story.

sheep craft

I hung our art work in the hall way to show off the book we read and the craft  that goes with it.

 

spring bulletin board

I changed the Easter bulletin board to a rainy spring time scene.  Spring has sprung in our classroom!

 

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