Throughout the summer at work, we have themed weeks which our daily activities and games revolve around. For our first week of summer we were at space camp. Complete with flying saucers, moon rocks, walks on the moon, and a man on the moon mural.
With a few failed attempts at rocket launching in the 3 and 4 year old rooms, I had an idea---Diet Coke and Mentos. So yesterday, I stopped at 7 Eleven before work and picked up some Diet Coke and a pack of Mentos. After naptime all the kids huddled against the fence waiting for the show. It surely wasn’t a rocket launch, but the soda exploding high in the sky had all the kids giddy with excitement. They loved it!!!
Besides our weekly theme, for my classroom (the school agers), I’ve also decided to do a book a week and have our activity on Friday be to watch the movie based on the book. This week we did Stuart Little and each day for 30 minutes we sat outside and read from the E.B. White classic. Sometimes I would read and sometimes I would let the older school agers take a go at it. Then yesterday, with popped popcorn before them, they watched Stuart Little with Hugh Laurie and Geena Davis.
The week flew by! I’m already planning for next week; we’re surely going to have a blast once more!
Any suggestions on books for my class? I was thinking Because of Winn-Dixie.