Friday, February 24, 2017

6 Weeks of Silly: Grouchy!

Our third week of silly was a little bit grouchy! We got down and dirty with our grumpiness!

We read:

Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus, by Edward Hemingway


Penguin Problems, by Jory John & Lane Smith


The Grouchy Ladybug, by Eric Carle


Rain!, by Linda Ashman


Where's Your Smile, Crocodile?  by Claire Freedman


The Grouchies, by Debbie Wagenbach


Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps, by Sophy Henn


Ha Ha, Baby! by Kate Petty


Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses: by Kimberly & James Dean


The Grumpy Morning, by Pamela Duncan Edwards


Grumpy Bird, by Jeremy Tankard


Grumpy Pants, by Claire Messer


We sang:

If You're Grouchy And You Know It

If you're grouchy and you know it stomp your feet!
If you're grouchy and you know it stomp your feet!
If you're grouchy and you know it,
And you really wanna show it,
If you're grouchy and you know it stomp your feet!

If you're sad and you know it have a cry!
If you're sad and you know it have a cry!
If you're sad and you know it,
And you really wanna show it,
If you're sad and you know it have a cry!

If you're angry and you know it give a growl!
If you're angry and you know it give a growl!
If you're angry and you know it,
And you really wanna show it,
If you're angry and you know if give a growl!

If you're silly and you know it make a face!
If you're silly and you know it make a face!
If you're silly and you know it,
And you really wanna show it,
If you're silly and you know it make a face!

Then we made our craft:




For snack, we had yummy blueberries! Next up: slime!

6 Weeks of Silly - Monsters!

Our second week of silly was full of thrills of spooks! We learned all about monsters!

Fun facts about "monsters":

- In 1991, a man named Chito rescued a dying crocodile, nursed it back to health, and then tried to release it back into the "wild", but it kept coming back. Chito became best friends with the crocodile, (named it Pocho), and for the next 20 years, would get in the water to swim, kiss, hug, and play with the 5-meter long, half a ton crocodile.
- Before he had his first cookie, Cookie Monster's name was Sid. After he started eating lots of cookies, the name "Cookie Monster" stuck, and all the other monsters forgot his real name.


We read:

Fingers for Lunch, by Brandt Lewis


If You're Spooky and You Know It, by Aly Fronis


The Monster at the End of This Book (starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover), by Jon Stone


Love Monster, by Rachel Bright


Five Ugly Monsters, by Tedd Arnold


Quit Calling Me a Monster! by Jory John


When a Monster is Born, by Sean Taylor


Some Monsters Are Different, by David Milgrim


Hush Little Monster, by Denis Markell


I Will Chomp You! by Jory John


There's No Such Thing as Monsters! by Steve Smallman


The Big Monster Snorey Book, by Leigh Hodgkinson


We sang:

Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed

Five little monsters jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monsters jumping on the bed!"

Four little monsters jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monsters jumping on the bed!"

Three little monsters jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monsters jumping on the bed!"

Two little monsters jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monsters jumping on the bed!"

One little monster jumping on the bed,
He fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"Put those monsters straight to bed!"

You Are My Monster

You are my monster,
My only monster.
You make me happy,
When I am sad.
You never know dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my monster away.


Then we made our craft:





For snack, we had some delicious strawberries! Next up: grouchy!

6 Weeks of Silly - Underwear!

Our first foray into the world of silliness was with underwear!

Interesting facts about underwear:

- they should be changed at least once a day
- in Italy, women celebrate the new year by wearing red underwear, because it's considered lucky
- turning your underwear inside out to wear them a second time is not a good idea!

We read:

The Underpants Zoo, by Brian Sendelbach


Underpants Wonderpants, by Peter Bently


Vegetables in Underwear, by Jared Chapman


Ode to Underwear, by Helaine Becker


Pants, by Giles Andreae


Aliens Love Underpants, by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort


Polar Bear's Underwear, by Tupera Tupera


Pirates Love Underpants, by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort


Bear in Underwear, by Todd H. Doodler (feltboard story)



We sang:

Tarzan's Underwear

Tarzan, Tarzan, in the air,
Tarzan has no underwear.
Tarzan says, "Me no care,
Jane make me another pair!"

Jane, Jane, in the air,
Jane has no underwear.
Jane says, "Me no care,
Cheetah make me another pair!"

Cheetah, Cheetah, in the air,
Cheetah has no underwear.
Cheetah says, "Me no care,
Cheetah need no underwear!"

 Then we made our craft!








For snack, we had some yummy apples! Next up: monsters!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

6 Weeks of Animals - Reindeer

For our last week of animals, we flew to new heights with reindeer!

Interesting facts about reindeer:
- Reindeer are also known as caribou
- they can live up to 15 years in the wild
- they can weigh anywhere between 240-700 pounds
- they are the only deer in which males and females grow antlers
- a male reindeer is called a buck, a female reindeer is called a doe, and a baby reindeer is called a fawn
- they can run up to 50 miles per hour
- a reindeer's milk has more fat than a cow's milk

We read:

Little Reindeer: Finger Puppet Book


Peek-a-Boo Reindeer, by Charles Reasoner


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, illustrated by David Wenzel


Santa's Reindeer Games, by Samantha Berger


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Oh Nose! by Dennis Shealy


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell, by Lucille Colandro


Santa and the Littlest Reindeer 


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, by Kisten L. Depken


Rusty to the Rescue, by Stella Gurney


Merry Christmas Samantha Reindeer, by Eugene Bradley Coco


We sang:

The Reindeer Song

One little two little three little reindeer,
Four little five little six little reindeer,
Seven little eight little nine little reindeer,
Ten little reindeer fly the sleigh!

Ten little nine little eight little reindeer,
Seven little six little five little reindeer,
Four little three little two little reindeer,
One little reindeer leads the way!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer



Then we made our reindeer craft:







For snack, we had some sweet grapes!

That's all for 2016! We'll see you in the new year!

Merry Christmas! Have a safe and happy new year!