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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Happy Easter! The kids took turns pretending to be the Easter Bunny and hid eggs for each other.
We read "Curious George Goes to the Beach". We had a beach day! The kids wore their suits and brought their beach towels! We had soooo much fun!

Luke loved the Lightning McQueen beach chair!

Belle loved the beach balls!

Reegan was sunning herself in the inner tube!

We made fruit kabobs for a yummy snack!
Luke REALLY likes pineapple!

Reegan thought it was so funny to eat her fruit off of a stick.

Belle filled her stick end to end!

We decorated buckets and dug for seashells in the sand!

We also did a little hula dancing!

Luke didn't want anything to do with the hula dancing. Although he was very polite about it. Whenever anyone asked him to dance he would say, "No thank-you".

We made Mr. Crab with our handprints!

I actually made these beach cupcakes for my son's kindergarten class. They had a beach day also. The sand is graham cracker crumbs, the beach ball is a gumball, and the inner tube is a gummy lifesaver! What a fun snack!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's Curious George Week!
Curious George Books by H.A Rey

Curious George Goes to a Movie
Curious George Goes to the Beach
Curious George and the Puppies
Curious George Feeds the Animals
Curious George at the Fire Station
Curious George and the Pizza
Curious George Visits a Toy Store
Curious George and the Birthday Surprise
Curious George Takes a Train
Curious George's Dinosaur Discovery
Curious George Goes to a Costume Party
Curious George Makes Pancakes
Curious George Goes to the Aquarium
Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop
Curious George Takes a Job
Curious George Rides a Bike
Curious George Flies a Kite
Curious George's Dream
Curious George's First Day of School
Curious George Goes to School
Curious George Visits the Library
Curious George Builds a Home
Curious George and the Pizza Party
Curious George and the Dinosaur
Curious George and the Dump Truck
Curious George Goes Camping
Curious George Visits a Police Station
Curious George Goes to the Hospital
Curious George at the Baseball Game

*These are just the books I have, I'm sure there are many more!*
Today we read, "Curious George and the Puppies". We made Puppy Chow!

Recipe for Puppy Chow
You will need:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
12 oz. bag of chocolate chips
12 oz. box of Crispix cereal
In a large pan, melt the butter, chocolate chips, and peanut butter until smooth. Pour in the cereal and stir well to coat all the cereal. Spread the mixture onto wax paper and sift powdered sugar over all puppy chow until coated well! Very yummy!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Today we read, "Curious George Visits the Firestation". We dressed up like firefighters and we played with our firetrucks. We also did a practice fire drill!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Today we read, "Curious George Visits the Aquarium". We made paper plate fish!
Handprint Bunny

Mr. Wiggle's has a very sad story to tell. Someone has done some very bad things to his book! He teaches how to use books and what not to do with books! At the end he asks the kids to be his friend, very cute book!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Five Little Monkey Books
by Eileen Christelow
Five Little Monkeys Play Hide-and-Seek
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
Five Little Monkeys With Nothing To Do
Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car
Five Little Monkeys....Don't Wake Up Mama!
Five Little Monkeys Bake a Cake
Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Today we read, "Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car". We washed our little cars in the sensory table! They all had soooo much fun!

Today we read "Five Little Monkeys Play Hide and Seek". We played hide and seek outside! They were all cracking me up!

Gwyneth hiding her eyes to count!

Belle "hiding" in the WIDE open :)

Luke was trying so hard to stay quiet when he was hiding, but he couldn't stop talking. They found him every time!

Reegan counting to twentyfifteenfortytwelve!
Five Little Monkeys by Eileen Christelow

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Books about Bunnies and Easter
*My Favorites
The Brave Little Bunny by Linda Jennings
Easter by Gail Gibbons
My First Easter by Tomie de Paola
B is for Bunny by Tanya Lee Stone
Happy Easter by Kurt Wiese
Winnie the Pooh's Easter by Bruce Talkington
The Easter Ribbit by Bernice Chardiet
Max's Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells
Happy Easter, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer *
Easter Mice by Bethany Roberts
Hippity Skippity Easter by Maria Fleming
The Very Best Easter Bunny by Ann Braybrooks
Clifford's Puppy Days: The Little Blue Easter Egg by Sarah Fisch*
Diego's Egg Quest by Cynthia Stierle
Bunny My Hunny by Anita Jeram*
Happy Easter Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Five Little Bunnies Hopping on a Hill by Steve Metzger*
The Best Easter Eggs Ever by Jerry Smath
The Best Easter Hunt Ever by John Speirs
The Night Before Easter by Natasha Wing
Bunny Trouble by Hans Wilhelm
The Grumpy Easter Bunny by Justine Korman
Happy Easter, Curious George by H.A. Rey*
The Easter Egg by Jan Brett*
Happy Easter Mouse by Laura Numeroff*
Clifford's Happy Easter by Norman Bridwell*
Clifford Books by Norman Bridwell
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford's Word Book
Clifford the Small Red Puppy
Clifford and the Grouchy Neighbors
Clifford's Best Friend
Clifford's Class Trip
Clifford's Spring Clean-Up
Clifford and The Runaway Rabbit
Clifford's First Day of School
Clifford and the Big Parade
Clifford's Happy Mother's Day
Clifford's First Valentine's Day
Clifford's Pals
Clifford's Manners
Clifford Takes a Trip
Clifford Goes to Dog School
Clifford Gets a Job
Clifford and the Big Storm
Clifford's Sports Day
Clifford's Day With Dad
Clifford's Puppy Days : The Smallest Snowman
Clifford's Puppy Days: Puppy Love
Clifford and the Big Leaf Pile
Clifford's Puppy Days: Skating With Friends
Clifford and the Stormy Day Rescue
Clifford Grows Up
Clifford to the Rescue
Clifford Keeps Cool
Clifford We Love You
Clifford's Riddles
Clifford Visits the Hospital
Clifford's First Snow Day
Clifford's Good Deeds
Clifford and the Big Ice Cream Mess
Clifford at the Circus
Clifford's Happy Easter
Clifford's Tummy Trouble
Clifford's Loose Tooth
Clifford's Hiccups
Clifford's Tricks
Clifford the Dog Who Cried "Woof"
Clifford and the Show and Tell Surprise
Oops, Clifford
Clifford the Firehouse Dog
Clifford's Puppy Days
Clifford's Kitten
Clifford's Puppy Days: The Little Red Sled
Clifford's ABC
Clifford's Birthday Party
Clifford's Christmas
Count on Clifford
Clifford's Family
Clifford's First Christmas
Clifford Goes to Hollywood
Clifford's Halloween
Clifford's First Autumn
Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit
Clifford's First Halloween
Clifford's Puppy Days: The Little Blue Easter Egg
(These are just the Clifford books I own, I'm sure there are many more!)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Today we read, "Clifford's Show and Tell Surprise". We had show and tell!

Reegan brought her baby that cries...and cries, and cries, and cries!

Luke showing off his awesome Lightning McQueen hat!

Belle showing everyone her dinosaur, complete with sound effects!

Today we read, "Clifford Visits the Hospital". We had our own little makeshift hospital!
Reegan had a broken leg!

Luke is checking Belle's eyes. He found bunnies in her ears!

Today we read, "Clifford and the Big Ice Cream Mess". We had ice cream with sprinkles on top!

We read "Clifford's Loose Tooth". We painted with toothbrushes! They thought it was pretty funny to put toothbrushes in paint, and no one tried to put them in their mouths!
It's Clifford week!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Our Book Buddy George
This is our book buddy Curious George. He is actually a backpack that the kids can wear. I put three Curious George books in it and the kids take turns taking him home and reading his books with their parents!

Job is showing off his book buddy George!
Laura Numeroff's "If You Give..." Series
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
If You Take a Mouse to School
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
If You Give a Moose a Muffin
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
If You Give a Pig a Party
Other Books with the Mouse....
The Best Mouse Cookie
Merry Christmas Mouse
Time for School Mouse!
Happy Valentine's Day Mouse
Happy Easter Mouse
Our first week we are doing Laura Numeroff Books!