Sign up for updates:

Sunday, August 30, 2015

V is for Very Hungry Caterpillar

 Monday~
This book and Caterpillar came from the The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art !!!!!!





Lifecycle Song:  
(tune: Up On the Housetop)
First comes a butterfly who lays an egg,
Out comes a caterpillar with many legs.
Oh see the caterpillar spin and spin,
A little chrysalis to sleep in.
Oh, oh, oh look and see.
Oh, oh, oh look and see.
Out of the chrysalis
My oh my.
Out comes a pretty butterfly!


 "C" chant


http://growingkinders.blogspot.com/2013/08/alphabet-chants.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+GrowingKinders+(Growing+Kinders)

Green Poem

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B618ahbgtlRwZDhhNDFhMWYtNmNlZC00YjM1LThlYzItMjFlYTJmYzNiY2Q5/view



Ollie Oval
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3B03q630QYLS3JCVGN6bkJOZDA/preview?pli=1



Numeral Song

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Number-Poem-Posters-2016120



Growing Song

So this is sort of an action song.  You start curled up on the floor. As you sing the song, you begin moving "growing" and by the end of the song, you are reaching to the ceiling.  I hope I can find a YouTube clip lol

I'm growing 
I'm growing
I'm growing every Monday and Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday. 

When you are standing tall. You point to different body parts and sing,

"I'm growing here" point to body part.
"I'm growing there" point to another body part.
"I'm growing up all over!" Point from feet all the way up your body.


 Sensory Bin- I have Eric Carle buckets from the Dollar Spot at Target. 



Tuesday~ 

Feed the Caterpillar can/jar

Get your pieces here:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/226939268699983366/



Song:
 
Look, I'm a Butterfly
(tune: Pop Goes the Weasel)
I spin and spin my chrysalis,
(circle fingers on the palm)
Then go to rest inside.
(circle fingers and rest hand on palm)
When I come out, I've changed indeed ...
(open fingers slowly)
Look! I'm a butterfly!
(fly fingers away)


Letter:



Green Song:
http://www.thefabulousfirstgrade-sarah.blogspot.com/2014/10/crazy-for-colors.html



Ollie Oval again :)
Numeral chant again :)

Paper Plate choices

                                    http://kiboomukidssongs.com/math-game-numbers-song/
http://www.playdoughtoplato.com/c-is-for-caterpillar/


 Get your own cards by clicking on the photo below:
http://www.theeducatorsspinonit.com/2014/06/lego-inspired-story-retelling-of-very.html?showComment=1402145041910#c4387313261065554262





Thursday


Flannel Board Story
A million years ago when I was an undergrad, I had to make a flannel board story.  Still gets use!!


Hungry Caterpillar Song Thursday
(tune: “Addams Family”)
My tummy is fat. (snap snap)
I like it like that. (snap snap)
I wiggle around,
I jiggle around,
My tummy is fat. (snap snap)
I'm a hairy caterpillar
I'm such a chubby feller
I love to eat and eat,
Those leaves are such a treat!
My tummy is fat. (snap snap)
I like it like that. (snap snap)
I wiggle around,
I jiggle around,
My tummy is fat. (snap snap)



Here are two choices for art today:
http://danaelaineellis.blogspot.com/2011/08/very-hungry-caterpillar.html



Yes I planned this one last year... but didn't do it.  I still think it will be a fabulous addition to our book themed room.  One half is Dr Seuss and this is the other half :)




Today, froglet gets to recreate the story himself using the can. 


Friday~

We're going on a scavenger hunt.  I used these pieces and "hid" them around the living room. Click on the photo below to get your own free set!!!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/VH-Caterpillar-Scavenger-Hunt-2063999


 I printed these cards.  Then I cut the outside rows off and kept the two columns together. 

http://www.mamaslearningcorner.com/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-match-game/


The Fuzzy Caterpillar  Friday
(tune: The Itsy Bitsy Spider)
The fuzzy caterpillar
Curled upon a leaf.
Spun her little chrysalis
And then fell asleep.
While she was sleeping,
She dreamed that she could fly.
And later when she woke up,
She was a butterfly!


http://www.lifeovercs.com




We will "color" these letters.  It is totally up to you, what you want to use to color these. Some ideas might be 
* paint
* watercolors
* markers
* colored pencils


I printed these sheets from 

 
I have no idea what I will use these for, but they are super cute and educational!!!

 

I will have this available to color as well.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

P is for Pirates




Mine won't look like this... I don't have black lol
Maybe red with crossbones instead lol


The pirate wore a *blue* patch, a *blue* patch, a *blue patch*,
The pirate wore a *blue* patch all day long.


P- poem  It’s more of just a chant lol

P for Pirate /p/p/p/
P for pirate /p/p/p/

Also I found these AMAZING alphabet strips.  
Check out the post and get your own *FREE* set!!! 

http://growingkinders.blogspot.com/2013/08/alphabet-chants.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+GrowingKinders+%28Growing+Kinders%29


In my binder, I show them one page at a time. 
Click  on each of the photos to get your own sets.... for FREE!!!!!!!!
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/226939268700069964/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/226939268700069962/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/226939268700069966/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/226939268700069961/




Music:

If you're a pirate and you know it
If you're a pirate and you know it, swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you're a pirate and you know it, swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you're a pirate and you know it, then you'll hear the sea winds blowin.
If you're a pirate and you know it, swab the deck (swish, swish)

next:
If you're a pirate and you know it, walk the plank (stomp, stomp)
If you're a pirate and you know it, look for treasures (look through spyglass)
If you're a pirate and you know it, say ahoy Ahoy! (with arm movement)

 


Sensory Bin- I will be burring some gold coins in our sand table. 
The pieces are for Mr Potato Head Pirate Style for Tuesday.

Tuesday ~

5 Little Pirates 
Click on the photo below for graphics :)



 

 
 Here are some graphics to print for the stories and the bird for the foam ball.


Five Little Pirates

5 little pirates went out one day over the seas and far away.
The captain said "YoHoHoHo"
But only 4 little pirates came back home.

4 little pirates went out one day over the seas and far away.
The captain said "YoHoHoHo"
But only 3 little pirates came back home.

3 little pirates went out one day over the seas and far away.
The captain said "YoHoHoHo"
But only 2 little pirates came back home.

2 little pirates went out one day over the seas and far away.
The captain said "YoHoHoHo"
But only 1 little pirates came back home.

1 little pirate went out one day over the seas and far away.
The captain said "YoHoHoHo"
But only 0 little pirates came back

Old sad captain went out one day over the seas and far away.
Old sad captain said "YOHOHOHO!"
And all 5 pirates came back home.




  




 
Art-
Pirate face on paper plate
 no earring or wiggly eye for us though lol




Mr. Potato Head 
Pirate Version!!





Thursday:
Sadly we don't have any pirate books, thank goodness for the computer.  
Please click on the photo to get your own one!!!


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pirate-Beginner-Reader-878532
  



Pirate Theme Rhyme:

If you're a pirate and you know it
Swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you're a pirate and you know it

Swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you're a pirate and you know it
You'll hear the sea winds blowin
If you're a pirate and you know it
Swab the deck (swish, swish)

*Walk the plank (stomp, stomp)
*Say Ahoy (arm movement)


Use the bird from the printable I made :)  Yes there is a frog in the photo, there were a whole bunch of other wood pieces at Walmart when I grabbed the feathers and Styrofoam balls.  I knew I needed the frog, just not sure for what yet lol

So cut apart the printable that I made above.  Stuff the bird head into the Styrofoam sphere and have your child insert the feathers into the sphere.  Check our Kinderpond Jr. Facebook page for our progress :)



Friday~
One Brave Pirate
(Sung to the tune of "One Little Elephant")

One brave pirate sailed out to sea
Across the blue waters, wild and free
He had such enormous fun
That he called for another brave pirate to come.

Two brave pirates sailed out to sea
Across the blue waters, wild and free
They had such enormous fun
That they called for another brave pirate to come.

Continue with all 5 pirates.

Five scurvy pirates standing on the shore,
One went on a search and that left four.
Four scurvy pirates sailing out to sea,
One went for a swim and that left three.
Three scurvy pirates out on the ocean blue,
One walked the plank and that left two.

Two scurvy pirates having tons of fun,
One went below the deck and that left one.

One scurvy pirate, tired and alone,
He turned the ship around and sailed for home.
 

Click on photo to get your own copy!!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/10-Little-Pirates-Poem-Shared-Reading-857483

This is in my binder:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/226939268700069963/

Pirate ship






Here are the poems in my binder.  For the week, I have:
*shape
*color poem
*another color song from Frog Street Press
*number of the week
*Penelope Pig also from Frog Street Press