Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Nursery Rhymes and Fun

So, I apologize that these are so late.  I had some technical difficulties, and am delayed in updating you on our monkey business!

We continue to have a lot of fun in our room.  The pre-kindergarten kids started the year out with a Nursery Rhymes.  We did rhymes like Jack and Jill, Mistress Mary, Hickory Dickory Dock, Humpty Dumpty, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Hey Diddle Diddle, Old Jack Sprat, and Little Miss Muffet.  Mistress Mary had us turning into silverbells (ring ring), cockleshells (ahhh), and pretty dudes all in a row (as we didn't have enough girls to be maids!).  We turned the calendar area into a giant clock for Hickory Dickory Dock, and we ran around the clock with the mouse.  Old Jack Sprat had us putting our wife in pumpkin shells, and Jack and Jill had us rolling down hills.
We also had some water fun with Jack and Jill.  The students were invited to bring in something that floated in water, something that sank in water, and something that suspended in water.  The kids enjoyed showing off their results, and we had fun dipping into the water!

I hope that the students remember their nursery rhymes, especially as they help with future reading and language skills.

 Our Clock on the Floor for Hickory Dickory Dock!

Movable dioramas of Jack and Jill.


 Suspended turtle.

 Doing Jack and Jill water experiments.

Floating, suspending, and sinking objects in the water.

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