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Friday, September 21, 2012

Our Busy First Week

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

        We had a wonderful first week.  After reading The Kissing Hand on our first day, we moved on to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.  The kids love helping to read the story...especially saying "Boom Boom" in a loud deep voice.  I used the book as an opportunity to practice using our special "push and squeeze glue." I LOVE these glue caps which dispense only spots of glue.

 The key is to teach the kids that they never "open" the glue.  Instead they need to push the tip on the paper as they squeeze the bottle. I bought these caps years ago and it is one of my best purchases.

After gluing on the trunk, leaves and coconuts, the children used stickers to add their names.  Finally they wrote their name on the poem and counted how many letters were in their names. They are really cute and it was good to see where the kids  were with following directions, and writing their names and numbers


Magic Play Dough

          The kids loved playing with the "magic play dough" that I brought in that turned blue if the child playing with it is going to have a  great year in Pre-K.  The magic play dough was home made play dough shaped into 20 small balls.  I pushed my finger into each ball and added a few drops of blue food coloring.  I like that the kids will now always refer to our blue play dough as the magic play dough.

Our Walk

We ended this week with a wonderful walk around the college campus where our school is located.  
Am I lucky or what? :)

We were silent for 1 minute as we used our senses to notice things at the fish pond.
We played on the giant chair and rolled and ran down the hill.
We smelled flowers and played in the rose garden. 
Fortunately our parents know that play is learning and it's sometimes dirty :)


  1. It looks like you've had a great week.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Wow!What a great week! I love you blog!Nicole McLaughlin

  3. What a glorious outdoor environment you have! Enjoy it.


  4. OMG! You have no idea how excited I am to find your blog! I am a Pre-K teacher too and I mostly find Kindergarten bloggs! YAY!!!


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