Tuesday, November 22, 2011

G is for Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!

We didn't get to everything I wanted today but that's how it goes.  We made cookies (see below) and well, they took a bit of time for making and baking and cleaning up.  Ha!  Yep, the clean up probably took the longest!  But it was a fun-filled morning with lots of learning going on...starting with the well received book...
The Gobble Gobble MOOOOOO Tractor Book
by Jez Alborough
Check this book out if you haven't seen it before!

A cute little song that we were singing all morning! 

Tune: Pop Goes the Weasel
The turkey is a silly bird.
His head goes wobble, wobble.
He only knows one funny word.
Gobble, gobble, gobble!
The Gobble Gobble game that this blogger posted was a hit here too!  They spun the paperclip on the spinner and put the corresponding colored feather on the turkey. If they landed on "gobble gobble" they had to put all the feathers back on the tray.  They continued until they got all the feathers on the turkey.

Another crafty item we did this week.  I've seen it here and there on the Internet.  Tissue paper, modge podge, dollar store candle holders and battery operated tea lights, wooden knob and hot glue. The tissue paper/modge podge process was great for fine motor with a bit of sensory added in there.  :-P

Turkey cookies the children made from scratch today.  I didn't care for this particular sugar cookie recipe so I won't share it but if anyone knows of an excellent sugar cookie recipe I'd love it if you'd share it!

Shape Review
Simple little book in the Turkey Tot Pack that allowed for review of basic shapes and also the literacy concept of letters making words and words making sentences.  Sight word reading for K. also!  After they finished their booklet they started exploring with creating shapes on the Cordz LapBoard.  Actually I've had this Cordz product since they clearanced them out a LONG time ago.  Been in my "gift" tub and I thought, why not?  Let's use them ourselves.  What a hit!  Simple to use!

Number Order Puzzle
Not sure why blogger is rotating my picture.  It isn't this position originally.  ??? Anyway, it gives you the idea.  I like these number order puzzles!  Helps them self-correct.  This is one of Madonna and Amber's free printables in their Thanksgiving packs.  They also have 11-20 as well. 

Sight Word Turkey
Excuse that we didn't reallly think ahead about how the words would actually look on the feathers.  :-P  Next time we'll take that into consideration.  These were words that she remembered and wanted to write.  Kind of a neat (very simple-great way to use scrap paper)way to review!
Since our 3 day week turned into a 2 day week, we'll be exploring with the letter G again next week as it's more unfamiliar than some of the others.  Future themes...Gingerbread Man, Gumballs, Three Billy Goats!

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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