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Friday, September 30, 2011

Someone Special Day

In our Pre-K class this week we were focusing on our families. On Monday the children drew a picture of their families to add to the their Me Books. I decided to culminate the week with Someone Special Day.

On this day each child was to bring in a special grown-up to share their day with. We had a GREAT day! I must admit I was a bit worried. I have never done this before so I wasn't sure exactly how everything would work out.

On Wednesday we painted the letters to the word WELCOME. I cut out the letter when they were dry and hung them in the room to greet our guests.

We also sprayed some coffee filters with liquid watercolor paint on Wednesday. Unfortunately I watered down the colors too much--but it worked out. We let these dry and used them for craft on Friday.

The craft was to let each pair have two coffee filters. They gathered them up, twisted a pipe cleaner around the bottom, and then we put them in a "vase." We used these flowers for centerpieces on our tables at snack time. Then each family got to take home two flowers.

Our big project was to create some yummies for our snack. The menu was crackers with cheese and pepperoni, fruit salad, and punch. I had purchased everything and then dealt out certain tasks.

Two pairs made our cheese and crackers.

One pair made our punch.

The rest of the pairs were given different fruits to cut up for the fruit salad. I had strawberries, pineapple, apples, bananas, and grapes.

We enjoyed our snack immensely.

We finished the day by singing some family songs and reading the book, "Clifford's Family," by Norman Bridwell.

It really was a perfect day. I know sometimes these days can get hectic and out of control, but everything just went together flawlessly.

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Daniel said...

Really nice activity!

Lucy said...

Children love this kind of activities and they get parents more involved too.

Laura said...

Really nice way of getting to know the children and who they consider special

Linda said...

Really good to see children cooking

Diana said...

What a good job the kids made!

Denise said...

It's nice to see how engaged the kids were with the activities.

Doreen said...

Really nice idea! It shows that the children had a great time.

Donna said...

Children love showing to the people they love all they learn and do at school.