Saturday, August 21, 2010

Green Day!

Our color monster today was “Green, Green is a dancing queen!” Our color poem was “Green is the grass under both my feet, green is the broccoli my mother makes me eat!” We started the day reading the story The Aminal about a little boy that finds an “aminal” that is round, green, has prickles, friendly, and wants to hide.  The aminal gets lost and the little boy has to find it with the help of his friends.  He describes the “aminal”.  When he describes it the kids all think it is this terrible monster.  Our class predicts what the “aminal” really is and then I finished the story and they find out it is just a round, green, little turtle! After we read the story we then wrote our own clues about our own “aminal”.  They did a great job!

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Another green day activity was making a snake after reading the story Verdi. It was about a young yellow snake that grows up to be an old green snake.  We did a compare and contrast of being an old snake and young snake.  They enjoyed making the cute snakes while we had yummy green cookies brought by Kaleb’s mom.

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The end of our day was the best part of our green day.  We read the book Little Blue and Little Yellow about two colored spots of blue and yellow that are friends and when they meet they hug and turn green!  We got to mix our primary colors of red, blue, and yellow to make our secondary colors.  We used frosting to do this activity and they loved it!  They then got to put the frosting on “aminal” crackers!

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It was a fun filled week!  I think we got off to a great start our first week!  Besides all of the fun color activities we are busy working on our math skills and reviewing our letters and sounds and kindergarten words.  Our days are filled from start to finish!  Thanks again for all the help with sending supplies for our activities.

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