Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Fun

Only one more day of our zoo curriculum before our field trip to the Montgomery Zoo on Monday.  We would have finished today, but Tuesday's culinary competition has us a day behind.  No worries.  We'll finish everything for Week 8 tomorrow.  Here are some photos from today:

Adding Halloween stickers to a spooky Halloween scene from a book we read:
 Decorating paper pumpkins ...
 And, introducing Mags to the widely-adored Halloween craft that is the lollipop ghost!
 She asked to hang them from the kitchen light. 
 So excited ... :)
 Working on our letter page for the week ...
 And a worksheet about size ...
Today, we:
Letter 'H':
1.  We did the 'H' page of our letter book.
Zoo/Zoo Animals (Sea Mammals):
1.  We compared all of her toy sea animals and discussed the sea mammals in depth.
2.  We read Sammy the Seal by Syd Hoff.
3.  We read Animal Strike at the Zoo, It’s True! by Karma Wilson.
4.  We read Zany Zoo by William Wise.  (This is a poetry book that everyone should read!  It's so clever!)
5.  We read Hippo!  No Rhino!  by Jeff Newman.
6.  We read Wild About Books by Judy Sierra.  (I would highly recommend this one!)
7.  We listened to the 'Sea Lions' tracks (#12 and #13) on our Animal Sounds CD.
8.  We listened to 'The Octopus' Garden' (#17) on our Favorite Animal Songs CD.
Size:
1.  We completed a worksheet, where we matched the three bears to their bowls and chairs, according to size.
Halloween:
1.  We read Clifford and the Halloween Parade by Norman Bridwell.
2.  We read Countdown to Halloween by AnnMarie Harris.
3.  We read The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing.
4.  We read The Berenstain Bears Go On a Ghost Walk by Stan & Jan Berenstain.
5.  We read The Monster Mall and Other Spooky Poems by David Steinberg.
6.  We read Trick-or-Treat by Amye Rosenberg and played with the sticker scenes included.
7.  We listened to our Bestest Kids Halloween Songs & Stories CD while we crafted.
8.  We made lollipop ghosts!
9.  We watched our Monster by Mistake! DVD.
 
And, because we enjoyed it so much, I'll now share one poem from Zany Zoo by William Wise:
 
'Sabrina'
 
Sabrina was a carefree snake,
An independent spirit
Who loved the sound of laughter
And the times when she could hear it.
 
But Sabrina had a boyfriend,
Who was really very proper,
And when she'd laugh, he'd always frown
And do his best to stop her.
 
So Sabrina dumped her boyfriend
For a garter snake named Willy,
A cheerful lad, who was never sad,
And told jokes long and silly.
 
Then Sabrina sang a song of joy,
And proclaimed herself the victor,
Declaring that she'd never let
Another beau constrict her.

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