Duck, Duck Goose by Tad Hills
Bear's Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson
Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
1,2,3 Peas by Keith Baker
Our question of the week was "What do you think Dad does at work?" Some of the answers were spot on, and some were just hilarious.
For our theme of the week, we talked about different ways to be healthy, healthy minds, bodies, teeth. Everyone was very open to our daily discussions and special activities.
The kids practiced using tooth brushes against "plaque monsters" in an activity that I found here.
We also discussed that we keep our teeth healthy by not only brushing and flossing but also by the food and drink that goes into our bodies. Each child got to give me one way that they keep their teeth healthy and they got to stick it to our giant tooth. I found the activity here.
We talked about making sure to eat healthy things and to always try something before saying that you don't like it (and to try often and more than once =]) Each child "tried" (there were some licks and tiny nibbles here or there) red, orange, yellow and green bell pepper, celery and carrot.
We also got to exercise with our schools parachute. The kids LOVED it. Actually I'm not sure who had more fun, the teachers or the kids. It's hard not to be happy around a billowing and bouncing parachute.
We walked around the school and tried to spot as many things as we could that were the rectangle shape.
We talked about the differences between squares and rectangles. The kids practiced drawing squares and rectangles with this cool worksheet, found here.
When we worked on our number activities, we practiced writing the number and word for the number.
The kids also used a key to color a picture. It was the first time we did something like this, and the kids did a great job.
From one of The Mailbox books, I got the idea of having the students jump distances measured in pictures of little dachshunds. They didn't want to stop!
And we of course had a dance party. =]
For our alphabet wall we made dogs out of paper plates.
And with the D addition, our wall now looks like...