Saturday, August 27, 2011

{More} Color Day FUN


On Monday we read The Cats Colors by Jane Cabrera.  Then we made a cat book of our own about things that are orange. We worked hard to sound spell all of our orange words and add details to our pictures.  Then we decorated the cover of our book to look just like the orange cat in the story.

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We also read The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater and painted a picture of our dream house, just like Mr. Plumbean did in the story.

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   We ended the day by reading one last orange themed story called  Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes.  We learned about bullying and how it affects our friends at school.  We also practiced writing our first and last name neatly and created a math problem to see who had the longest name in our class. DSCN5558


On Tuesday we read Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes.  In the story Lily loves everything about school and wants to be a teacher when she grows up.  That is when she doesn’t want to be a doctor, or a nurse, or a dancer, or a singer, or a hairdresser.  We worked together to brainstorm a list of jobs and then we all chose the one we would most like to be when we grow up and wrote about it.  We also practiced sequencing events from the story.  Then we made a  purple paper purse to put our stories in. CIMG0006

{Sorry I don’t have more pictures to share . . . somewhere between reading the story and the finished product I dropped my camera in the toilet.  I learned the hard way that my back pocket is not the best place to put my camera!!! I have a feeling you all probably heard about it as soon as your child got home.  They all thought is was pretty funny!!!}clip_image002

We also read Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson.  In this story Harold uses his purple crayon to go on a magical adventure.  We created our own adventure by making a book of our own.  We had to use our imaginations to complete the writing prompts on each page.  Then we used a purple crayon to illustrate each page.



On Wednesday we read a few fabulous pink stories from the Pinkalicious collection and made a pink cupcake shaped book about things that are pink. Several of our kindergarten sight words were in the book so everyone practiced reading it aloud with a partner when they were finished writing.CIMG2054pinkaliciousCIMG2053

Before we went home we read Double Pink by Kate Feiffer and Land of Pink by Roy Sanders. We learned that you can make pink by mixing red and white.

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Thursday was a day filled with opposites.  We began by reading a book about opposites.  Then we played a game where everyone was given a card and had to pair up with someone in the class to form a set of opposites.  We shared the sets of opposites we made with the class and brainstormed a few more.   Then we made a book of our own about opposites and illustrated each page.CIMG2072CIMG2076CIMG2073CIMG2074CIMG2075

We also read Harry The Dirty Dog by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham.  In the story Harry was a white dog with black spots.  After running away from home to avoid taking a bath he got very dirty and turned into a black dog with white spots.  We made a cute a little dirty dog art project to take home.harry

After lunch we read Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews and did a creative writing activity.  We showed off our creativity by making a class book about the things we could make with “One Black Line”.  We can’t wait for you to see it {and all of the other books we’ve been making} when you come to conferences.

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Friday was brown day and we read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin.  This story reviews all of the color words so it was a great way to wrap up our color days.  We worked hard on a brown bear art project that we hung in the hallway and we made a brown bear book of our own to bring home and share with our family.brown bear 2 brown bearIMG_0677IMG_0679IMG_0680



Stacy said...

Looks like fun!

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