Feb 19, 2013

Over and Under

Today's vote was: Are you hot or are you cold? Not one of the kids picked hot, (we had a below zero wind chill today) but we had a nice conversation about summer .

The theme for today was opposites. I read Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger then we danced to We Can Do Opposites from Dr. Jean's album Keep on Singing and Dancing with Dr. Jean! This song is great because the last opposite is stand and sit and the song ends on sit- HA! you are all sitting for the next book. We did it twice so that we could really nail the LOUD and soft part.

Our second book was Dot by Patricia Intriago. They were really starting to get the opposites thing and were ready with ideas for the opposite of the first dot. Then I read Up! Tall! and High by Ethan Long because Dot was really short. I think that I thought it was funnier than the kids did. We danced up and down with scarves to My Ups and Downs from Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on his Toe Leg Knee. 

The last book was Big is Big (and little, little) A Book of Contrasts by J. Patrick Lewis. They really had the concept of opposites by now so the craft transition went wonderfully. The kids all turned around to this:

All I had to say was: "The markers are ON the table, where do you think the paper is?" and some of the kids ran to the table and looked UNDER it... AWESOME!! I love it when their little brains make connections.

The kids thought it was "weird" to be coloring upside down UNDER the table, but they all did it! I even crawled under there with them to write their names on the papers.

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