Saturday, May 22, 2010

June Themes and such....

Week 1: Bugs/Insects
Week 2: Ocean Theme
Week 3: Father's Day/Let's go Fishing
Week 4: Picnic/Beach Day
Week 5: I am Canadian/Oh Canada

Beaver Tails
Yeast Mixture:
1 tbsp. White sugar
½ cup warm water (120F)
1 package (or 1 tbsp.) Dry yeast
1/4 cup vegetable oil
21/3 cups warm water
1 tsp salt
4 tbsp. White sugar
5 to 8 cups flour
Dissolve & mix together the ingredients for the yeast mixture in a small bowl and set aside. Mix other
ingredients in a large bowl (except flour), then add yeast mixture and mix. Add flour 1 cup at a time until
a smooth dough forms. Knead dough, then let it stand (covered with a tea towel) for 1 ½ hours so
dough can rise. Form dough into balls about the size of eggs, then roll flat, making ovals about 1/8 to
1/4 inch thick. Heat oil to 350F in deep fryer, pot or electric frying pan. Fry”Beaver Tails” one at a time
until light brown on both sides. Place on paper

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May 17 - 21 - Theme "Community Helpers" and the "Letter C"

I am so excited to do community helpers with the kids.

Make a map of the community and start labeling where all the community helpers can be found.

Make a list of community helpers and discuss how they help us.

  • Garbage Truck craft (we will be using crayons to color the pieces and put them together to make a garbage truck)
  • Go thru community helper picture book I made (print off pictures of community helpers and slip them into a photo album and go thru them with the kids asking if they know who the community helpers are)
  • teach the kids Stop Drop and Roll - Fire safety
  • color fire truck or fireman
  • add fire hall to community map
  • read Sparky story online
  • Bake cookies in the shape of the letter C
  • Color the letter C to look like a carrot
  • add library to community map
  • Take our teddy bear to the doctor
  • Read Story: About going to the doctor
  • add hospital to community map
  • Doctor coloring page
  • Make mailbox and letters for kids to deliver (we are recycling a large family size cereal box for this craft for the mailbox)
  • add post office to community map
  • Mailman coloring page
  • Color police badge or police car
  • trace our hands and then ink our fingers so our finger prints only show up.
  • add police station to community map

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Theme this week Gardening and Letter V ...

Last week I concentrated more on Flowers than Gardening because of it being Mother's Day weekend. So this week... we will plant seeds.... watch them grow and do gardening activities.

Seed Story/Felt Board activity
Five Little Seeds - story and seeds
  • I printed the seeds on brown cardstock and put velcro on the back to stick to the felt board for story time this week.

Letter Vv Search
What begins with V
Coloring page: vegetables and wheel barrow
Uppercase Letter
Letter Vv search

Fill the wheel barrows with vegetables
Circle the correct amount of vegetables

Handwriting Worksheets
Letter V
Letter V tracing

Microwave Playdoh
(I am going to be colouring it green in honour of Gardening week)

* 1 cup all purpose flour
* 1/2 cup salt
* 2 tsp cream of tartar
* 1 cup water
* 1 tbsp oil
* food colouring
Mix all dry ingredients together. Add oil, water and food colouring. Mix dry and wet ingredients thoroughly together. Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Let cool and knead. Store in airtight container after cooled and when not in use.

Seriously you all need to check out this blog where most of the links were created from: Home Grown Hearts.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Theme this week.... Garden/Flowers and the letter F!

This week we are concentrating on Gardening and Flowers since it is both May and Mother's day this weekend.

Great craft idea.... for a mother's day gift or just to celebrate May!

Flowers for Mother’s Day

May Day basket... great for putting flowers in to give or just to decorate your home.

Coloring Pages:
Flower with smile

The Letter "F"

Printable Letter to decorate with cut out flowers

more will be posted later tonight....