Day 3 and the kiddos are settling in to the routine. Without asking, beds were made, jammies put away, clothes changed, breakfast eaten, and bums placed on pillows right in front of the circle board promptly at 8:30. I guess they’re excited. 🙂
I was really looking forward to today’s workbook work, craft, storyboard, and lunch and I was thrilled that they loved it too!
As always, we played our morning song, loudly and proudly recited the pledge of allegiance, and participated in circle time. The book and story board tied in with lunch so we saved that for last.
We started with workbooks and brought in a bunch of math today-great for the little brains! There was also a fun mad lib for the olders that proved entertaining!
After workbooks, we took a break to create our very own trail mix baggies. I placed a recipe for them to follow (1 c. pretzels, 1/2 c. dried pineapple, 1/3 c. peanuts, and 1/4 c. M & M’s) and laid out four different measuring cups for them to find the correct one they needed for each item. They loved this and enjoyed the fruits of their labors!
Back up to the school room they went to decorate their very own aprons and chef hats. They had fun using stencils and creating their own masterpieces. I mean seriously, how cute do they look?!?
Then, it was story board and story time. I have always loved the Little Red Hen story and can appreciate the great message it tells EVEN MORE as a parent now. I mean c’mon, how many times do they want to eat/participate in something I have busted my but making/creating. Seriously. 🙂 However, I came upon this modern interpretation of the story and felt it would be more fun for them to read along with. I photocopied images from the book, cut them out, laminated them, and placed some removable adhesive to the backs. I placed a piece of foam board in the school room (needed for tomorrow’s letter D game-simply used the other side) and had the kiddos each grab a handful of images. As we read, they placed them on the board. You can’t go wrong with an activity like this; getting hands-on involved in a story is fun at any age!
This story was the inspiration for the lunch choice and again, they LOVED getting their hands messy and making their own pizzas. As the pizzas cooked, they all headed outside to play and enjoy the fresh air!