Friday, January 20, 2012

M is for Mitten

Not a whole lot of time, so mostly links will comprise my post today
very easy - make two mittens that are alike


more songs, including:

Colorful Mittens
(tune: Six Little Ducks)

Colorful mittens for me and you
Red ones, yellow ones, blue ones too.
But the one pair of mittens that rhymes with fellow,
They're my favorite mittens, they're the color yellow!

Replace with other rhyming pairs such as:
~ Author Unknown ~

* you can also cut out a mitten on the front of a file folder (like you would if you were making a stencil).  Then inside the folder place a sheet of construction paper the color of each "mitten" and as you sing the song/say the rhyme you remove the sheet of construction paper on the front.  This makes the mitten change colors to match the rhyme.  Once you've done the rhyme several times, you can pause before saying the color word and removing the paper to see if your students can provide the appropriate color using their rhyming skills.

The Mitten
(tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

The mole is in the mitten.
The mole is in the mitten.
Mi-mo the merry-o,
The mole is in the mitten.

The rabbit is in the mitten.
The rabbit is in the mitten.
Ri-ro the rerry-o,
The rabbit is in the mitten.
found at the Virtual Vine
and of course, the kidzclub flashcards and it looks like they just added mittens - SCORE!
and of course our lanterfish tracing page - I think I am going to do mountain - and it will be off the library again, since my computer is still dead.  Dead dead.
Thank you to Peter for today's post
I really want to do more math, but I guess that will have to wait until I have a working computer - whenever that may be

Saturday, January 14, 2012

gotta remember this

This seems like a super cool idea found on Flights of Whimsy that I found via Frogs in my Pocket.

Even though we already did week two of W is for Winter, I think I just may have to include this on my M is for Mitten week.

I do think next week is canceled due to appointments, airport arrivals and the such (which is good for me, since my computer caught a despicable virus)

This past week we worked on Winter again and we did read the aforementioned snowman book, we did use the foam snowflakes for patterning (which was a HUGE success) and we did glue snowflakes (6 of them to be exact) on number sixes (I did cut out TWENTY FOUR small snowflakes from a medium sized circle [used my cooking spray top as a pattern] and even though I am sure it took more than 30 minutes {I did cheat and put two or three together at times, folded in half 2 or 3 times and cut out little pieces - I tried my darndest to remember that perfect form was NOT an issue})

Instead of printing off a worksheet of my own this time (since I couldn't) I did go to one of my favorite places to print off a worksheet. I printed a large W sheet AND a small w sheet which I will not do again. Our new Little Mister did not really find copying letters interesting and Benjamin decided that was just fine for him and thought it would be great to follow suit.

Sweet Pea's mom made snack - red and green jello jigglers cut into Christmas Tree shapes - it was so very awesome not to have to worry about snack - and it was delicious! (Yes, I sampled some of Benjamin's)