So I started Friday with great intentions and so many things to get done, and I ended Friday with a list just as long….including this Friday blog which is now a Saturday blog. Maybe I should change it to “Six for Saturday!” Naaaah, I’ll stick with my original five. Here we go…a peek at 5 amazing things things we did this week!
1. Dr. Suess’ Birthday!
We started our week celebrating the birth of Dr. Seuss! He turned 110 this year, and left the world with some wonderful books. I love that his birthday is at this time of the year, because when I bring out the Dr. Seuss books the kiddos are so excited to discover that they can READ them! It’s so much fun to watch the discovery.
In honor of his birthday, we made hats and ate Green Eggs, which the kids LOVED!
Here are a few of our work stations for the week…
2. hand-writing practice
Getting kids to write with “proper D’Nealian” is always a challenge! When we are ready to print on our hand-writing pages, I first have the kiddos put their papers into a large (freezer size) baggie. They use dry erase markers to practice formation, and when they are ready, they pop those papers right out of the bag and try with pencil. The dry erase part makes it fun and less tedious (who really WANTS to practice hand-writing?!), and adds invaluable practice.
3. dividing by sharing
Snack time became an extension of math time when we used our fruit snacks in a “divide by sharing” activity. The kiddos pretended to have 2 plates, and divided the fruit snacks equally between the two. (And we learned that there are 8 Scooby Doo fruit snacks in a package, in case you ever need to know that!)
4. Ash Wednesday
On Wednesday, we began lent with the reception of ashes in church. I found this cute activity from Kinderkay at Faith Filled Freebies.
Here is a picture from after our time at church, where the kiddos are checking out their ashes with hand held mirrors.
5. The end of indoor recess
And finally….even though THIS is still outside our window,
it has finally warmed up and thawed out enough to get back outside. The kiddos are happy and sad at the same time. I think they’ll miss those indoor recess toys that normally stay behind closet doors.
But their teacher loves that they are running off some of that delightful energy once again!
Have a great weekend!