F is for Fire!
Today started with smile (well, by the time the kids woke up) and the morning ended with a smile. It was a lovely morning! Of course, part of it is finding a "theme" that the children really are interested in and anything with fire, firetrucks, firemen, etc is always a hit. As you know, this year I'm doing theme days in accordance to the focus letter of the week. There is one downfall though...I often can't fit into one day what I could in a week! Oh, well, we'll just see how it goes. Perhaps we'll find the "middle place" in it all.
Well, what to share. Hmmm. All of it? Probably not. But I'll start and see where I get. Here's a little rhyme I found last week. And for the life of me, I can't find the site where I found it. Anyway...if anyone knows where they've seen something similar, please let me know so I can give proper credit! Thanks.
The children took to this rhyme very quickly!
Rhyming, left to right progression, words vs. pictures and more!
I had a doll house out for dramatic play this week and so I also brought out the Ryan's Room Fire Station and put it across the room. Cut out a few foam flames (which we also added to our water play, with spray bottles and plastic fire hats) and they, of course, stuck them to the house and the fire truck rushed over to put out the fire. Great addition! Lovely conversations taking place!
We started out with blow painting red and yellow watered down paint, for art, but then ended with a small paintbrush as we were having a bit of trouble having success. :-) The saliva was starting to win! LOL
Here's a cute little idea I found today! Wish I had thought of it earlier (or found it earlier) but that's fine, I'll make something similar for the other transportation manipulatives that we have.
Other great ideas their also!
Scissors: cutting out the hydrant. Great conversation here also! Idea was from
I guess I better stop here as time is a-flying! Hope your morning ran smoothly!