Monday, April 27, 2009

Tot School: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Tot School

This week we read the book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr/Eric Carle. This is one of Izzie's favorite books...she can read it over and over again! I created another Tot Book to go with this book. Each day, we spent time working with the activities in the Tot Book.

Unfortunately, it rained most of the week, so we had to do most of our activities inside. We built a bear cave under our dining room table where we read "bear" books.

We had a bear hunt in the woods of our living careful, I see a bear!

Izzie painted a Red Bird by using a feather. She had never painted using a feather and thought it was very silly, while laughing as she painted.

I then helped Izzie make a pair of binoculars out of toilet paper holders. We covered the toilet paper holders in red paper and then I gave her stickers to decorate the binoculars. She only wanted one sticker. I had planned on taking her outside for a nature walk and bird watching with her new "binoculars", but the weather was cold and rainy. However, we did slip out after dinner on the deck to get a glimpse of the birds in the backyard.

Izzie also pretended to be a bird by eating worms with her little beak! I had also planned on doing this activity in the sandbox in the backyard.

Izzie painted a duck picture with her rubber ducks.

I had planned on taking Izzie to the duck pond to see and feed the ducks. However, the weather did not permit this, so instead we made our own duck pond in the kitchen sink with a little blue food coloring and Izzie's rubber ducks.

I had Izzie practice her scissor skills. She wasn't interested in using the scissors, but enjoyed tearing the paper. She created the blue horse from the book.

We blew bubbles...

And played with a blue balloon...

And played in the backyard.

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