Well this week has had more music than any other week here at CHA! This week we not only made tambourines and egg shakers, but the dancing alone could have caused a reading on a seismograph! Luckily for us, we have two more days of music madness 🙂
This morning Ms. Katie (Mr. Tim’s) came to visit us again in the morning, and stayed throughout the day! It sure is nice having some extra hands for activities 🙂 We started out using our stampers with colorful inkpads. We used bunny stamps, butterfly stamps, monument stamps, and many more 🙂 We read a few big stories as well, as a warm up to our own reading and play. Ms. Kelsey arrived as we were finishing up our free play with dolls, letters, fake food, buckles and colored blocks and waffle blocks.
We sat down for curriculum, singing the hello everybody song in our big circle. We had to sing over the “Hello everybody” part, as we have ten kiddos! 🙂 We danced with egg shakers and “shakers with handles”, as we danced to our favorite dancing songs; then toned it down a bit with our Lullaby Collection. Kiddos freely ran to grab their blankets and pillows to “sleep and relax” while laying down 🙂
Finally, it was time to head outside! We strapped on our shoes, lined up, counted to 10, and marched outside for some extreme sand play (while children were walking in line, they danced and sang to various songs they recently heard)!
Also, please mark the school closure dates on your calendar. Teacher In-Service days will be August 29th, 2012 through September 3rd, 2012. We will be preparing our class for the upcoming school year, and looking over our VORTS to help us plan for curriculum 🙂
Mr. Tim will be taking his vacation tomorrow, at 12 (noon), and will return next week on Monday. A short staycation at home 🙂
Have a cool afternoon,
Tim and Kelsey