School!

WIGGLE WORKOUT:

I wiggle my fingers. I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my ears. I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders. I wiggle my chin.
I stretch my arms wide and pull them back in.
I wiggle my elbows. I wiggle my knees.
I hop like a bunny. I smile and say, “Cheese!”
Now I have no more wiggles left in me
And I sit on the floor as still as can be.
source: yogibrarian

THE BOOKS: 

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:

Song: There’s a Mouse in School
There’s a mouse in school, OH NO!
What are we going to do?
As long as there’s a mouse in school
He’ll have to learn his alphabet, too!
(Squeak the ABC song, then continue with other animals; dog, cat, dinosaur, then child to sing the proper way.)
source: SLC Book Boy

Song/Activity: “If you’re wearing any red”
If your clothes have any red, any red
If your clothes have any red, any red
If your clothes have any red,
put your hands above your head,
If your clothes have any red, any red.
…if your clothes have any blue,
put your fingers on your shoes,
…if your clothes have any white,
scrunch your face up small and tight,
…if your clothes have any yellow,
jiggle like a bowl of jello-o,
…if your clothes have any green,
tilt sideways ‘till you lean,
…if your clothes have any brown,
turn around and around,

We talked about how when we go to school we learn our colors.

Song: “Let’s All Walk to School” by Jean Warren (Tune: “The Farmer In The Dell”)
Let’s all walk to school,
Let’s all walk to school,
Heigh-ho, here we go!
Let’s all walk to school.
Continue singing about other ways to get to school, such as; run, skip, jump, march, stomp, or fly.

We did this activity after we read Late for School by Stephanie Calmenson.  The teacher tried different ways of getting to school so when I asked the kids how they want to get to school they came up with some pretty good replies.  The best by far was going by pumpkin.

Art Activity: Shape School Bus

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My picture is a little bit fuzzy but this was a super fun and cute art activity.  The kids painted 1/2 of a paper plate with yellow (we used sponges to paint to mix it up from the usual paintbrush) then cut out the shapes and glued them on.  This adorable craft was found here: MommyGaga.

Worksheet: Readiness Route from The Mailbox