Wow, it's been a busy month so far...Hundredth Day, Chinese New Year, Groundhogs, Valentines, and President''s Day! I've barely had time to catch my breath! But don't worry, I've been taking lots of pictures! (I'm doing President's Day next week and I'll make a separate post about Valentine's since there's quite a bit). Here are some of the activities we've done so far...
We made 100th Day crowns and necklaces. Click here to download my 100th Day Packet for my hundredth day crown and hundredth day booklets.
We made 100th day books and raced to see how many times we could write our names in 100 seconds. We also had fun doing 100 exercises!
For our class project, we made a giant gumball machine. The children took turns adding 10 "gumballs" and then we counted them by tens. Then they all had a chance to glue some on. This idea is from Julie Lee!
First, we predicted and graphed whether Phil would see his shadow. Got this idea from Mrs. Williamson. I ran out of brown paper, so I used clipart for the groundhogs. We also made our little groundhogs in a cup. Click here for the Groundhog Template.
After making predictions, we watched online to find out whether Phil saw his shadow. Then we had fun singing the song with our groundhog puppets!
Chinese New Year
We made these simple paper lanterns and decorated them with glitter.
We also made these Dragon Puppets.
Finally, I gave all my kiddies a lucky penny. They were so excited about their pennies. I must have gotten a hundred hugs and thank you's. I love my class! They are too sweet :)
This cute story does a good job of clearly explaining many of the Chinese New Year traditions.