Thursday, February 3, 2011

Kindergarten Week 19

Welcome to the Week of Desert Life.  This week we read Cactus Hotel by Brenda Guiberson.  See what happens during the life of a cactus in the Arizona desert.  Bee enjoyed the pictures.

This week for craft we made a desert snake.  We made a simple chain with orange and blue strips of paper and a stapler.  Bee drew on a face to make her snake nice.

Tune in next time for the Week of Town Life.

Kindergarten Week 18

Welcome to the Week of Snow and Snowflakes.  This week we read Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening illustrated by Susan Jeffers. 

Bee enjoyed the book and pictures. 

This week for craft we made Coffee filter Snowflakes.  All you need is some coffee filters, scissors, and creativity.  We folded the filter into 4ths.  Then cut out to your hearts delight.  When you are finished cutting open and enjoy your coffee filter snowflake.

Tune in next time for the Week of Desert Life.

Kindergarten Week 17

Welcome to the Week of the Owl.  This week we read Owl Moon by Jane Yolen.  Read all about a kid who gets the special treat of looking for owls, at night, with Dad.  The pictures are beautiful, but the story line was a little slow to keep Bee's attention. 

This week for our craft we made Heart Owls.  We printed out the two simple pages of pieces and instructions.

We colored  the pages.

We cut out the pieces.

We glued the pieces together.

The Owl was cute to say the least and Bee really enjoyed the project.

Tune in next time for the Week of Snow and Snowflakes.

Kindergarten Week 16

Welcome to the week of Bats and the Night.

This week we read Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.  What happens when a baby fruit bat is separated from her mother?  She becomes a bird, of course.  This cute book is all about how Stella is raised by a mother bird and how she discovers who she really is.  The pictures are very cute and Bee loved how confused the baby bat was.  She thought it was so funny that a fruit bat ate bugs.

This week for our craft we made origami bats.  I simply followed the instructions with the colored piece of paper. 

Bee decided she wanted a blue bat and named her Blueberry.  I attached a piece of yarn so Blueberry could "fly" and hang on doors.  I would say this week is a hit.

Tune in for the Week of Owls.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Been Missing

I'm sorry that I have been missing, but I had issues with my laptop.  I will do my best to get my "regular" posts caught up, but I make no promises.  Right now in the KC Metro area, where I live, we are having a blizzard so who knows what may happen.  Thank you for checking in on me.