Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Second Week Stuff

Color mixing with fingerpaint after reading "Mouse Paint"

I found these cute mice with puddles and such on a website  a long time ago. I can't remember the website but I don't think it is around anymore. 

Tracing with pattern block templates.

Play Doh numbers

We read many Clifford books and talked about the color red, things that are red, etc. I also threw in some word work with Popcorn Words a and I 

Matching days of the week with events from "Cookie's Week".

Simple color/shape dice game/graph.

Name mix/fix

My kids are loving this!! We've read a couple of the "bucket" books and brainstormed tons of dipper and filler behaviors.

Working with numbers and 1 to 1 correspondence.

counting out beads for numerals

Making simple shapes and letters and numbers with pretzel sticks.

We came up with lots of good bucket fillers !

I'm doing this big book for shared reading tomorrow. I call this "rip and read". I wrap the book  in paper then rip of bits at a time to revel the cover. After each rip the kids give input as to what they think the book is about, etc. They always say Mr. Grump is grumpy because of the cat and really the cat isn't even in the story...just on the front cover. I like Mr. Grump because the text is really repetitive and the kids are constantly pulling it out of the big book center.


  1. I love your Cookie's Week Match- we read that 2 weeks ago during our "cat week" which was mostly about Pete.. but Cookie was a class favorite too!

  2. I love the idea of a 'rip and read'! I am going to have to try that. Thanks for sharing!!