g is for group

this little mosaic activity is one i set up as an individual project.   i wouldn’t have been surprised if two children decided to work together.  i was surprised (and delighted) to find all four boys at once using up all the pieces.

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m is for mexico

there were a few children who smiled a little bigger, walked a little taller, seemed to grow a little more as we honored mexico.  one little friend said, “hey!  i know that place!  i know it!”  i know she does. : )

there was a simple three column worksheet to color like the mexican flag’s colors.

cinco de mayo

someone donated a set of 1964 (!!!!!) junior encyclopedias that came in useful for flag comparing.

looking for mexico's flag

we have a little song we sing too:

cinco de mayo is a special day (clap-clap)

it makes me think of mexico in a special way (clap-clap)

cinco de mayo is a special day (clap-clap)

we love mexico is fun to say!

m is for mother’s day

SPOILER ALERT:  if you are a mama from preschool and you have not opened your green tissue paper or white lunch bag present, stop reading (and check your child’s backpack…)!

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but may you all know the joy children take in making something for someone special.  this year they were “found items necklaces” (or “things to hang on a nail if the mom doesn’t wear necklaces” as one friend said) with 1 inch photos of each.

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yes, my mom would want this.

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oh, my mom loves this color.

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my mom needs a lot of these.

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my mom wants one of everything.

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totally worth the mess.

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y is for yellow water

there was only one child who said what i was thinking…

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this doesn’t look like water…

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we change our water daily and add different things:

yellow food coloring

yellow paint (this makes an opaque yellow

apple scented bubbles

baby shampoo

and my favorite of the week:  banana extract

we also move the mirrors to different spots.  over the water table, next to it, one on each end, etc.

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