Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Turkeys, Turkeys, Turkeys!

Today, after Preschool Adventures at the library, we did some fun turkey crafts, as well as continued our study of the letter 'J,' adaptation and migration, and fall.  Here are some photos:

At the coloring table at the library ...
 Here is the chef's hat that Maggie made for our cooking lesson at Preschool Adventures.
 With lunch, we had 'fall trees' (with a side of ranch dressing for dipping)!
 Here, Maggie is 'flying' her monarch butterfly from her home to Central Mexico for winter!
 It made the trip safely!
 Making a turkey out of circles and triangles!
 For our fan-tailed turkey, I divided the paper into three parts, and showed her how each stripe would be colored a different color.  This was great practice for coloring in the lines and for color matching!
 Our fan-tailed turkey!
 He looks great on our bookcase!

Today, we:
Social:
1. We attended Preschool Adventures at North Columbus Library where we listened to stories about cooking and made a chef's hat.
Letter 'J':
1. We found the 'J's in our letter magnets and spelled out words that start with 'j.'
Adaptation/Hibernation/Migration:
1. We read When Autumn Comes by Robert Maass.
2. We read Sori's Harvest Moon Day by Lee, Uk-Bae.
3. We read Harvest Home by Jane Yolen.
4. We had a 'fall tree' with lunch, made of bread, shredded lettuce, and cuts of orange bell pepper for the 'fall leaves.'
5. We colored some 'Fall is Fun!' coloring sheets.
6. We looked at a map of the United States and discussed the migration route of monarch butterflies to Central Mexico in time for winter.
Thanksgiving:
1. We read Giving Thanks by Sarah Fisch.
2. We read Thanksgiving Parade by Jodi Huelin.
3. We read It's Thanksgiving! by Jack Prelutsky.
4. We made a toilet paper tube turkey with a fan tail.
5. We watched our Garfield's Thanksgiving DVD.
6. We made a picture out of shapes, observing how some circles and triangles can be manipulated to make a turkey!

And, tonight, before bed, we'll read some more Thanksgiving books that we borrowed from the library today.  Our book count since August 31st is over 310 now!  I can't imagine what the number will be at year's end!  See you tomorrow!

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