Wednesday we read "The Crocodile's Toothache." It was about two silly things that don't go together- a crocodile and a dentist. Our craft was using marshmallows to make teeth in a mouth. We also made some very creative poems. Students chose two things that don't go together (a cricket and toothpaste??) and wrote a poem about it! We spent a lot of time laughing :)
Thursday we read Shel Silverstein's poem "Homemade Boat" and created our own homemade boats out of tinfoil.
After we made sure all of our boats would float, we tested them to see which was the strongest! One by one we counted how many house keys we could each put in our boats before it sank. The strongest boat held 31 keys!
Each day we have been reading poetry from Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends, we have also been creating our own poetry. Today our poem was called "Sometimes I Forget." Come check them out hanging on the classroom wall! We have some creative little poets in our class.
This week we are trying something new- a Preschool Poetry Unit! Today we read the first poem from A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein, called "Magic." We talked about what we would do with magic if we had it (turn into a mermaid/princess, find a treasure chest, blow up the world, to name a few students' ideas). Then we used our mini magic wands (toothpicks) at snack to create magic swirls in our chocolate milk!
Here is a link to the poetry unit we are using if you are interested!