I had a family emergency this week so on Monday night I ran out of the library leaving the staff with nothing more than a lesson plan and a good luck wish. Lynda, our literacy director was given the task of substituting for my classes. The lesson was on things that are blue. I gave her the books Small Bunny's Blue Blanket by Tatyana Feeney, Seeing Blues All Around Us by Sarah Schuette, Dog Blue by Polly Dunbar, Blue Chicken by Deb Freedman, Splish Splash & Blue by Christianne Jones and The Deep Blue Sea by Audrey Wood. Lynda has 20+ years experience teaching preschoolers and toddlers so even though it's hard to take over someone else's lesson plan and have it work she did a great job and added more things to the lesson to make it her own.
Using two paper plates the children made a "fish bowl". They glued fish onto the first plate and then put a piece of blue saran wrap over the top. Then they glued on a second paper plate that the center had been cut out of, on the top.
My appreciation and much thanks go out to Lynda. Since I didn't get a chance to take pictures of the story time supplies or craft I decided to take a picture of Lynda's new bulletin board which I think looks great! Awesome Origami Yoda :)
Next week: Red for Valentine's Day