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!
We drew wild things!
We started today by reading, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The kids LOVED the story!! Everyone drew their own wild thing and we put them on the wall in our classroom. Now our room is starting to look like a place where you could REALLY find wild things! We'll post pictures tomorrow.
We listened to a Monster cd with the "Monster Mash" and "Purple People Eater" songs, made monster masks, and practiced our letter "M". The weather was nice so we got to spend some time outside today. We'll make monster muck tomorrow.
Something strange happened in our room today! We found magic beans and planted them on our wall. Then, very slowly, a beanstalk began to sprout!
We read Jack and the Beanstalk and talked about giants before moving to our big table to act like scientists. Everyone got a magnifying glass and lima beans to observe. We opened the beans and looked inside of them to see the start of a tiny plant. Then, we drew scientific pictures of the beans that we saw. For art we made beanstalk and castle pictures, just like in the story we read.
In the afternoon, we began our transformation into real pirates! After reading the book How I Became a Pirate, we made our own hand hooks and eye patches (couldn't find enough wood in the backyard for peg legs... ha ha). And what pirate would be complete without his trusty pet parrot? We decorated ours with watercolors and fwathers, then sent them to crew our pirate ship:
Our day as pirates concluded as any pirate's day would... with counting our treasure! Arghhh!