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April 23rd, 2013

Melissa (Bella’s mom) mentioned that she had seen one of her friends make vases out of yarn and cups.  Since we are doing “Yancy Yak” this week AND it’s spring we decided to give em’ a shot.  I have to say taking the time and energy to wind, and wind the yarn was another feat in coordination for the kids. I was very proud of them.  With a lot of encouragement and some help, they really did it!  Here are some of them:

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We again had the yo-yo’s out to trace, along with playdough, big beads to thread, and magnets.

During circle time we sang and danced Yankee Doodle, which we sang again in music time with a specific dance and instruments.  We also talked about spring and sang the different syllables of different flowers.  I’ve also been adding a new chant to some of my circle and music times, which is called the Saran Rap.  It gives each of the kids a chance to tell me their favorite food in rhythm.  They love it.

Today we made Y “yancy yaks” out of construction paper, beans, macaroni, and yarn.  I wish I had taken pictures of them.  It was in a group activiity and I thought the kids did very well. Cutting has improved since the beginnning of the year for sure.  Whenever possible, let your child experiment with cutting scrap paper and magazines or newspaper.  The more experimenting, the better they become and more prepared for kindergarten.

We had a feast of vegetables today for snack.  We had red peppers, cucumbers, celery, graham crackers, and cheese sticks.  It really was almost like lunch.