While shopping at Michael’s I was inspired by glitter! All of the festive Christmas decor and crafting items are out and ready and while browsing I found these amazing things to make an out of the ordinary wreath. I fell in love with the bright non-traditional colors of pink, lime green and aqua blue. And while I was putting the wreath together I kept singing “White Christmas” in my head and the verse “…may your days be merry and bright” stood out and that is exactly what this wreath is: Merry and Bright!
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!
(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, 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!
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!