Today we've been making...

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Knock, knock...Trick or Treat, Who are you?

I am pumpkin! I am little pumpkin!!

I am spider, I`m a gigantic spider!

I am ghost, I am little ghost!

I am witch, I am little witch!
And that is not only one little witch - it is `Witch Hazel Pharmacy and we were hardly working whole week on our potions and spells!

Provocation - rat`s brain (cauliflower+ one drop blue food colouring) 

Dusty bottle.

Dragon bone, Poison Mushroom and Rat Brain! Labels in process)) 

Creating recipe

Exploring ingredients))

Components of spell

Dead potion))

Making old paper ( instant coffee)

Lissy`s potion( flowers and herbs in water)
If you are have more question, always welcome!
Party - tomorrow!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Thanksgiving hunting (Part 2)

The moose was amazing! So, it created very competitive situation in classroom - everyone wanted to finish animal faster. We started to paint them!

Painting is always fun!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Thanksgiving hunting.

As I mention in posts last year american football appeared from turkey hunting. My children would like to do that activity again, but this year my children decided to hunt many different animals!!! We started to learn about aboriginal people and how they were hunting animals to get them for food.
My children were very excited to see pictures of native people!

Children made a research and find out that Indians were hunting turkey, moose, rabbit, bear. The teacher from another class said that her Father is hunter and he also hunted a wild pig. Children looked what is a difference between wild pig and farm pig and they were surprised!
Mary said: "I would like to make a pig, but the big pig is so scary, i will make a wild piggy!"
Dave:" I want to make a moose! I would like to make it big as real!"
Other children decided to make turkey, bear,bunny.
The best material in our opinion was paper mashe.
See how it happened:

Another day

Goes to dry!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

A Little red house....reading again

I love this amazing story, which my teacher in college shared with us. Now I found the story here, in Miss B's classroom and want to share with you the story and my experience.
I hide in by Basket- Suitcase all the characters: farm animals, little girl, and musical instruments.(The Story-noisemaker you can find somewhere in next post). Children had a musical instruments and guessed the sounds, which characters made. We had a lot of fun.
Suddenly, we start to talk about the town, full of red houses...Red, yellow or green! Do you know where that town is?

To create this wonderful orchard you will need:
10 little hands;
5 brown paper lunch bags;
5 sheets  of green tissue paper;
5 brown paper towel rolls
A lot red, yellow and green round stickers (we also used for older children crumpled tissue paper and glue with white glue)
Tonnes of news paper to stuff lunch bags.
And a lot of fun with ripping and  crumpling news paper!

Have fun!

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How do animals share food

We continued to talk about upcoming winter and how animals survive through it.
If you look my post before here, you will find a story-noisemaker "Winter in the forest".
To help children better understand it I set up my harvest basket in this way:

"Hey! Look what I bring you today! This is my harvest basket with vegetables and fruits! But I here weird sound...did you?"
I used the same musical instruments as I used with children to tell the story "Winter in the forest"
And children heard that!!! They recognize the sound how squirrels cracked nuts and mice  nibbled (chomped) grain.
So, we look in the basket and find there 
Mouse, Rabbit (Bunny), Hedgehog, Squirrel.
Why they hiding there? Oh, yes! They are looking for the food!
Let's help them to find their food.
What does Bunny eat?
Carrot, Cabbage, Apple (sure!), 
What does Mouse eat?
Grain, maybe Carrot, maybe Pumpkin?
What does Hedgehog eat?
Apples, Apples!!!!
What does Squirrel eat?
Nuts and mushrooms!!!
We were jumping as a Bunnies, crawling as a Hedgehog, singing as a Mouse and knocking wooden sticks as a Squirrel!
Join us and 

Have fun!

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For planning this lesson I have used story-noisemaker and songs of Catherine and Sergey Zheleznov. 

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Mystery Party: Cracking The Case

Recently find  it in blog which I am following. Can not keep it in secret.

Details are here

ikat bag: Mystery Party: Cracking The Case