Thursday, July 15, 2010

Is your Mama a Llama?

If you haven't heard of this book - where have you been? I got the book on CD from the library (the books on CD are a great way to get some variety in reading books, so they don't always
have to hear my boring voice)

Anyways, the llama is looking for his mama, and asks all the other animals, "Is your mama a llama?" They all say no, then descibe (with really good adjectives) what their mama looks like.

After we read the book, we pulled out all the stuffed animals, threw them all on a blanket. Then began sorting.

I would ask who can find a duck? Who can find another? I went through, until all the animals were matched up.
During this, I also asked the kids to describe details about each animal, for example:
What color is the penguins tummy?
What does the duck say?
How many bears are there?
So on and so forth.

And of course they put them ALL away before we finished.
(this activity is very similer to my other animal sort, I just used a book to help)

Go to Target!!

I love it! Everything on here was 1$ (Educational puzzles, workbooks for pre-k, letter bingo, and whiteboards with lines for writing, I could have bought more, but I kept picturing my husband shaking his head at me)
Before the school year starts, they have so many educational materials. They are great if you're doing some teaching at home. Or they are great for church, car rides, or general boredom during the summer months. So head over to your 1$ spot at Target asap!