January 26th, 2016
The Books We Read:Digger, Dozer, Dumper by Hope VestergaardGo!Go!Go! Stop! by Charise HarperWhat Can a Crane Pick Up? by Rebecca Dotlich
Songs & Activities:Walking Song Walking, walking, walking, walking;Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop!Running, running, running! Running, running, running!Now we STOP!
Also:Tiptoe, tiptoe...Marching, marching...
Craft—Bulldozer Shapes Collage:
The kids experimented with all the materials we put out...tissue and construction paper, scissors, glue, and cotton balls. No two dozers were alike by the end!
June 27th, 2017
The Books WeRead:Go!Go!Go!Stop! by Charise Mericle HarperTractor Mac Builds a Barn by Billy SteersNot a Box by Antoinette PortisSongs & Activities:
Elevator SongOh, the city is big and the city is grand,and there are lots of tall buildings on a little piece of land.And we live way up on the 57th floor.And this is what we do when we go out the door.
We take the elevator UP, take the elevator DOWN,take the elevator UP, take the elevator DOWN,take the elevator UP, take the elevator DOWN,and turn around.
This is the Way We BuildSung to the tune of All Around the Mulberry Bush
This is the way we cut the wood, cut the wood, cut the wood.This is the way we cut the wood, when we're building our barn.
This is the way we...hammer the nails...stack the bricks...paint the walls...put up the roof...
Credit: Adapted from preschoolexpress.com
Craft—Dump TrucksAs you can see, kids customized their trucks with colors and stickers.
One especially creative builder even modified his pieces to make a front-end loader!