Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I thought it would be perfect for us to go and feed the ducks today since it goes along with our book, "One Duck Stuck" and our lessons from The Itty-Bitty Bookworm. What a perfect time to go because we went and feed them and go figure the ducks were totally in the mud. If you have read the book before the duck is stuck in the muck and asks all these animals to help her get out. Caden totally loved it!
Muddy Fingerpainting- I cut a piece of construction paper into a "puddle" shape. I had Caden fingerpaint the puddle and the duck. Once dry I will have him make a picture like in the book, "One Duck Stuck".
I know I have mentioned this about a thousand times....but I LOVE THE ITTY-BITTY BOOKWORM! I sure wish this curriculum had K-5th grade...I will have to talk to Tara about that!!! This is a Feather Duster activity. The directions are to fill trays or paper plates with paint. Use primary colors only, and discuss what happens to all the colors when they are mixed together. When I asked Caden he said, "turn brown"!
Rhyming Pairs-I explained to Caden that words that rhyme sound the same at the end. I read the poem, "Duck", and accentuated the rhyming words. We worked on the "ack" pictures cards. Not sure if he understood what was going on but he was interested because I let him put the pictures on the pocket chart. I am sure something sunk in! :)
Caden loved this art activity!:) Very easy to gather materials and long lasting fun! First we colored the coffee filters with markers. Then we took them outside and sprayed them with a water bottle. Oh, how much fun he had! After we were done with the Coffee Filter art he sprayed the entire backyard. We even changed the knob on the water bottle so he could see how far the water would go. He sprayed and sprayed and sprayed....it went on for 45 min. to an hour. I got this idea from Familyfun.com.
A couple of days ago we went to Mee-Maw's pool and saw a rabbit. Caden got so excited about it. He got out of the pool and walked very low and slow to the bunny! We were very surprised he walked like that, we figured he would run right to it and scare it off. So for lunch the next day I made a rabbit out of his sandwich. I used a cookie cutter to cut out his turkey sandwich. I put avocados on his ears. I wasn't sure were to put the blueberries and blackberries so I just put them anywhere. Then I put bacon and lettuce underneath for bow-tie. He got all excited about the his bunny sandwich and remembered the bunny at the pool when he ate the sandwich.