Dragons were the finale of our two-week fairy tale theme. We read There's a Dragon Downstairs, by Hilary McKay, and made some moveable dragon art. For math, we played a fun dragon counting game, where we raced to see who could get to the dragon's treasure first. We also played outside in the morning, taking advantage of all the sun! Hope everyone has an excellent weekend!
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Today was all about fairies! Did you know that there are real fairy doors and villages throughout Ann Arbor? Click here for a tour map. We think that fairy door hunting would be a great weekend activity for families. If you find fairy doors in the city, we'd love to see your pictures!
Miss Nicole's favorite fairy village is at Nichols' Arboretum. Miss Carey put up a fairy door in our room and after nap we found fairy dust outside of it!! The kids made fairy doors too and were very excited to put them up in their houses!
We learned about fairy godmothers from Cinderella, practiced our numbers with fairy dot to dots, sculpted magic (glitter) playdough, and made wands! It was a magical day.
We've been letting the students use educational apps on our ipod touches and ipads. Below is one student's recorded fairytale created on an ipod touch with the free app, Puppet pals.
Today we learned about make believe witches! We read Hansel and Gretel, retold by Rachel Isadora, and then we made witch faces and counted warts! We practiced "W" words and magic spells. Our favorite part of the day was probably our sensory stations! At one station we brewed a magic potion (green jello) with cat eyes (marbles) and lizards. The second station had monster muck and the third station was full of witch dress up clothes. It was a spooooooky day!