Sunday, May 18, 2014

Trucks & Preschool

Hi!  Today I am writing about model trucks and preschool art.  They don't have anything in common.  ha!  Aaron put together a model semi truck!  It took him 4 days.  He got to paint and assemble all the parts.  The decals and chrome pieces made it look so real!  It's 1/25 the size of a real semi.

The glue comes in an "oil can" looking shape.

Okay, now on to my preschool world.  During our "Q" week we made a hand-print quilt.  It turned out really cute!  There is a quilt for the morning and afternoon class.  On the first day we did our hand-print and let it dry.  The next day I taught them out to use a black pen to make their hand-print into 3 different animals:  Octopus, Fish, or Chicken.  They loved getting to choose!  They had to follow my drawing directions, glue on the goggly eyes, add some sequences for the fish scales (even the chickens got scales glued on them...just because they were sparkly and the chickens needed the decorations!) AND write the animal name somewhere on the square.  They did a great job! 

Do you know of the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom?  I think most Preschool and Kindergarten teachers use this book at some point during the year to review all of the alphabet letters.  The song is so fun and it sticks in the kids' head ALL week.  We made coconut trees with our hand and arm for the art project, and during snack!  Yum!

If you don't know the story you are probably wondering why there are random letters on the tree trunk. In the story all of the alphabet letters climb up the coconut tree!

4 more days left until I get to clean out my room and move to another classroom next year!  

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