Saturday, November 28, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
String seven bells on a string with the each day of the week spelled out. Add a picture of the foods mentioned in the rhyme below. Great for jump rope chants:
Monday, meatball, start the week, Tuesday, tunafish, what a treat. Wednesday, watermelon, red and cool, Thursday, turkey, that’s the rule, Friday, French fries, eat them hot, Saturday, slurpees, thanks a lot, Sunday, spaghetti, sun or rain, Then start the week all over again!
PIN THE DAY ON THE CALENDAR
Make a poster of seven empty boxes.
Using tacky the kids put the days of the week in order from Sunday to Saturday.
For fun you can blindfold each child, spin them three times, and see how close to the right spot they can place their day on the boxes.
SUITCASE RELAY RACE
In each suitcase there is a piece of clothing for each day of the week.
On Monday we wear mittens.
On Tuesday we wear a tee shirt.
On Wednesday we wear a wig.
On Thursday we wear a tank top.
On Friday we wear a feather boa.
On Saturday we wear socks.
On Sunday we wear sneakers.
On command, one child runs to the suitcase says, “Monday” as they put on the mittens. He runs back and sits down. They next child says, “Tuesday” as he puts on the T-shirt. Etc. The first team to be finished and seated wins!
SYLLABLE SPELLING THE DAYS OF THE WEEK
Make a poster with all seven days of the week printed out.
Cut each day into their syllables.
Wed nes day
Sa tur day
Give the cards to the children. Call three children at a time to make words until all the days are spelled out and in order.
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For more about Kathy and her book please look at my previous post.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Kathy’s book, Moving Through All Seven Days, uses movement activities to teach the days of the week. The lyrical rhymes also teach them how to spell each day! The 14 pages of activities at the end of the book are designed to reinforce the concepts as well as give impetus to movement exploration.
You can find it on lulu by clicking on this link: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/moving-through-all-seven-days/7386965#
On Saturday I'll share some activities Kathy suggests.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
As a kid I had a pet hamster named Hamstead that I loved dearly. I also loved books. Lots of kids today also love hamsters, other little animals and books so they should love reading a picture book like the one I've recently discovered by Mayra Calvani. Here's some information about it:
Humberto is an antisocial little hamster… he’s totally addicted to
books! His neighbors, the squirrel, the rabbit, the skunk, the
hedgehog and the beaver want to become his friends, but Humberto
doesn’t have time for them. He’s too busy reading! Then one day,
disaster strikes and he must choose between saving his books and
helping his soon-to-be friends.
Available in print and ebook!
Find out more at: http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/humberto.htm
Visit the author's website at www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com or her blog