Wednesday, August 29, 2012

End of Summer!!

We chose a summer theme for our last week of school.  We left it abroad, so we could just pick and choose anything that pertained to summer as we ended our Summer Fun Sessions!

On a good note, the last day of school, we were able to change out the bulletin board, do a craft, and just clean up a little around the room.  We only had 7 children, and one of those was my 4 1/2 year old (because at 4 you have to add that!) Granddaughter.  She likes to play teacher, so she kept the kiddos very well entertained.

On the sad note.. This was our LAST day of SUMMER FUN!!  I don't like last day of school.  I get "School Sick" very easily!!  In fact, I must have been on a roll, for I have printed and copied my parent letter, copied our Spanish Sheets, and come home to have a class list that contains parents names and addresses and how many and what days the kiddo is attending school.  I also put on the computer my class list for outside the door.  I didn't print those, because they are subjected to change at any given time!! Now, all I have to do is the dreaded who can share a hook outside the door and my email class list!  I think I've got a head start on getting back to school in September!!

As for our summer theme.  We made, barefoot footprints!  We had to have one more set of footprints before summer ended!!



The second day, we made handprint crabs!  One just can't complete a summer without these!!



The third day, we made some cute little sunshines and I hope I remembered to take a picture!!
Unfortunately, I didn't remember to take the picture.  :(    This makes me sad.

See you when school starts back in September!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Headed to the Zoo!

I know I created a post.. it's floating out there in cyber space! I thought I had hit save.. I discovered I was missing one of our craft pictures so I attempted to come back later.. This is later.. and the posting is nowhere to be found.. Sooo... We just start over!!  :)

We finally got back in school.  This is the second week of our Summer Fun Session 2!!  We're having to push back the calendar a bit to July 23rd, 25th, and 26th.  We only attended school on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays during the summer!

Monday, for our first day back after being off a week, we used a rubber bouncy ball and painted stripes on a zebra.  The kiddos love watching the stripes being created before their eyes.  We placed the plain white zebra inside a plastic container.  We put the rubber ball into black paint, then we had the kiddos shake the container back and forth while watching the ball create stripes.  Now granted the stripes didn't go just one way like a real zebra, but, they certainly had a lot of fun making them their own way!! The saying around the edge says:  Stripes on a Zebra enjoyed by all - These were created by using a ball!  Sticker eyes always give such personality to our crafts.



Wednesday, we made the koala footprints.  We found this online through Pinterest!  Ours is a little different than what was posted. To me, they kinda favored Sid from the Ice Age Movie!!




Thursday, we made some fingerprint giraffes!  We had the kiddos paint a giraffe yellow.  Then we had them place finger into brown paint to create the spots all over the giraffe.  Some kiddos had more spots than others.  They had a lot of fun with this and then we had them place sticker eyes of their choice on their giraffe!



Coming up next will be our summer theme!!  :)