“A” week comes to an end….

We had a fun and creative week learning all about the letter A and apples!  We made alligators on Thurs. and then read “There’s an Alligator Under My Bed”  by Mercer Mayer today.  Every time I read the word Alligator, the children held up their gators.  Then we made “Eaten Apples” out of paper plates.  And learned a cute song to sing about them.

 

Apple Tree:

Way up high in the apple tree,

5 little apples smiled at me,

so I shook that tree as hard as I could,

down fell the apples….

mmmmm, they were good!

We are looking forward to what next week has in store and learning all about the letter B!

paper plate apples

Making our eaten apples.

apple leaves

The leaves for our apples.

paper plate apples

Our finished eaten apples.

alligators

Painting our gators.

alligators

Stamping the letter A onto the gators.

alligators

Finished gators!

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Egg rolls made easy!

I had some leftover egg roll wrappers from when I made the super easy mozzarella sticks (see the 8/28/20011  post for that one!)   So, I made egg rolls.  These are also easy and you can fill them with anything.  We are vegetarians, so I pan fried some tofu until it was crispy, sauteed some broccoli slaw (and I added onion too)  that you can get in a bag pre-shredded and a bottle of Mandarin sauce from Panda Express.  Wrapped them up (see the 8/28/2011 post for details on wrapping), sprayed them with Pam and baked them at 450 until crispy. Yummy!

making egg rolls

Saute broccoli slaw with onion.

making egg rolls

Drain, season and pan fry tofu until crispy and browned. Or easily substitute chicken.

making egg rolls

Assemble the egg roll on the diagonal with sliced tofu and veggies.

making egg rolls

Drizzle on a little sauce.

making egg rolls

Roll up, bake and eat! I used the same Mandarin sauce (with added onion and garlic) to dip them in too!

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A is for Astronaut!

We started our curriculum this week with the letter A.  We were hard at work learning all about the letter, what begins with the letter and the sound it makes.  We created an Astronaut paper plate craft and even sculpted Play Doh into the shape of an A.  What a fun way to start the week!

crafting an astronaut

First we started with black paper for the outer space background and added star stickers.

crafting an astronaut

Next we painted a circle cut from the middle of the paper plate.

paper plate astronaut

Then we glued the face on, added google eyes, yarn hair and a happy smile. Then glued the paper plate ring over the face for the helmet.

sculpting play doh

Sculpting Play Doh into the letter A.

Look for more on the letter A this week as we continue to learn about Apples!

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