l is for lime candycane

when it was L week but also close to christmas, we used lime kool aid to scent the glue for some green candy canes. : )  after gluing on strips of light green paper, they used tiny brushes to paint on the lime glue.

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it lost almost all its smell once dry (that surprised me), but during the process it was a lime infused room.

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i giggled when i saw these two photos:

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this was me making something up on the spot to try to get the attention of the group.  there weren’t interested in moving from work time to project time, so i made up some dramatic story about me buying candy canes thinking they were minty but they were fruity.  hmmm…what fruit flavor could a red one be?  how about an orange one?  what about green?  ooooh, let’s go make a lime scented green one!

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to get a group of children hooked in is like a rush.   i love it.

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b is for boo! at christmas time

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we altered teacher tom’s “halloween is coming” poem for our christmas pajama parties:

christmas time is coming and this is what i’ll do

i’ll hide behind this ornament (or snowball) and then i’ll say BOO!

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with our pajama party lasting all week, we got more and more enthusiastic as the week went on!

c is for christmas sheep ornaments

we used real sheep wool to cover little ovals of cardboard, then added a ribbon and cardboard sheep face.

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this was after a day full of mama sheep talk (we covered a large cardboard shaped sheep with toilet paper pieces and made up all sorts of stories about her), making up verses to “baa baa black sheep” with turns strumming the ukulele, animals at the stable talk…

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we held our baby sheep during our christmas pajama party song time too. : )

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