Silly Spaghetti….

Today we  had fun with spaghetti!  We read a book called More Spaghetti, I Say by Rita Golden Geldman, sang a really silly song:  “On Top of Spaghetti” and then played with spaghetti in the sensory table!  It was a fun way to learn the letter Ss!

The kids loved this song and giggled when we sang about sneezing the meatball off of the table.  This song was originally written and performed by Tom Glazer in 1963.  I can remember singing it when I was little in elementary school music class.

On Top of Spaghetti

(to the tune of On Top of Old Smokey)

On top of spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball,
When somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table,
And on to the floor,
And then my poor meatball,
Rolled out of the door.

It rolled in the garden,
And under a bush,
And then my poor meatball,
Was nothing but mush.

The mush was as tasty
As tasty could be,
And then the next summer,
It grew into a tree.

The tree was all covered,
All covered with moss,
And on it grew meatballs,
And tomato sauce.

So if you eat spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball,
Whenever you sneeze.

I have had this book for a long time.  It has such a great sing-song pace to it, much like a Dr. Seuss book.

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More Spaghetti, I Say by Rita Golden Geldman

They loved touching the spaghetti!  The kids couldn’t wait until it was their turn to go to the sensory table!

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Touching the slimy spaghetti!

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Our letter S song from the ABC flip chart.

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Slugs….

Today we started the week with letter Ss.  I found a book called Some Smug Slug by Pamela Duncan Edwards  and based today’s lesson entirely on this book.  Normally I wouldn’t have ever thought of teaching about slugs, but this book is FULL of S words!  Every animal and adjective starts with the letter S.  So of course we then had to make a slug and a shiny trail behind him and learn a song to go along with it as well.  The kids really had fun talking about the slug and what a slug might feel like.  It really opened the conversation during Circle Time.

It’s A Slug

Sliding and gliding, slowly in the pond
Traveling on one foot, moving along
Scraping away at their food all day
Leaving a trail as they make their way.

Oh, it’s a slug!
It’s a slug!
Oh, it’s a slug!
It’s a slug!
A mollusk in the pond
Just trying to get along
Oh, it’s a slug!
It’s a slug!

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Some Smug Slug by Pamela Duncan Edward

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An excerpt from Some Smug Slug by Pamela Duncan Edward

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We also read Seymour Slug Starts School by Carey Armstrong Ellis

 

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We made paper slugs and used glue for his shiny, slimy trail.

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Will You Be My Valentine?

Today was our class Valentine’s Day party!  We had so much fun getting ready for our day.  We have been hard at work making all kinds of cute crafts and our mail boxes to hold our cards and treats.

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The Valentine's Day wreath that greets everyone who enters our classroom!

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I took John 3:16 and lined up the letters and wornds to spell VALENTINE in the center of the wreath.

We have also been singing some Valentine songs and reading lots of Valentine books too!

Counting Valentines

(to the tune of Ten Little Indians)

One red, two red, three red Valentines;

Four red, five red, six red Valentines;

Seven red, eight red, nine red Valentines;

Ten red Valen-tines.

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We read Valentine Mice by Bethany Roberts and Countdown to Valentine's Day by Jodi Huelin

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The poem for our "love bugs"

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Valentine's Day Love Bugs

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Valentine's Day lady bugs

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Our Valentine's Day hats made from paper plates that we wore for our party!

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The classic Valentine's Day mail boxes made from a shoe box.

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We made these yummy heart shaped sandwiches for lunch along with fruit, veggies and punch! And yummy cupcakes for dessert!

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