Caterpillar Stories – we used orange circles and red triangles to tell caterpillar stories and learning about patterning. Students created their own patterns and stories.
Brushing Our Teeth – This is the way we brush our teeth, brush our teeth, brush our teeth. This is the way we brush our teeth early in the morning. This is the way we brush our teeth, brush our teeth, brush our teeth. This is the way we brush our teeth later in the evening. Students sang this song as they practiced “brushing their teeth” in a circular motion, covering their whole tooth with white paint (tooth paste).
Number Posters – Students made their own number posters using stickers. First they counted to ten,and cut out the numbers and glued them on their posters. Then, they counted the number of stickers that corresponded with the number word. Lastly, they concluded that counting forward, each number was one more than the previous one, and counting backwards, each number was one less!!
How Tall is My Teacher? – We measured my height using a non-standard measuring tool, shoes. We used three different sizes which gave us a different number. After a lengthy 🙂 discussion, the students realized that (1)the larger the shoe, the smaller the number, and (2)the larger the shoe, the smaller the measurement!!
Tooth brush mural – Students used toothbrushes and only one cup of paint to create a mural. They had to agree upon a theme, and use their “little people skills” to share the paint.
Paper bag Puppets – Students created their own puppets using paper bags and any art area materials. They came up with some really interesting puppets that they used to retell stories with.
Making Jello – Another fun small group was making jello. Students sliced strawberries and bananas, then mixed and poured jello into their cups. We refrigerated them overnight, and had a nice afternoon snack the next day.