Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I got this Healthy Muffin Recipe from one of my favorite sites. Instead of putting blueberries we put 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips because the kids already devoured the blueberries. Caden loved them...he also loved cooking them! He ate 2 for his snack yesterday!
I Would Be a....-we made 4 columns (with the follwing pictures (from The Itty-Bitty Bookworm) across the bottom: Skunk/Possum/Moose/Cricket. I introduced each picture to Caden and generated discussions about each animal. For example: Skunks use spray to protect themselves.
Then I got a picture of Caden and some other people he would know. Then I had him choose which animal each person would like including himself. Then we counted how many pictures were above each animal. Then we discussed the results.
Then we did Sentence Starters. I wrote the following sentence: I would like to be a _____ because _____. I had Caden choose the animal he would like and I asked him why. He chose a skunk but he wasn't sure why he wanted to be a skunk and that's when he lost interest in the lesson. I brought him back and asked him what animal Hannah would be? We will be trying this lesson again.
With this activity I cut out 5 ducks and had Caden paint them. We used the ducks to recreate or act out the song "Five Little Ducks".
Puddle Play- I cut a piece of brown construction paper into the shape of a "mud puddle". Laid it out on the floor. We collected as many animals from the story as possible. I encouraged Caden to retail the story by using the props and the story vocabulary. For example, "Help, help! Who can help?" "We can, we can!"