u is for under

one year i might get brave enough to do something with u is for underwear, but until then i will stop at under.


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you get the idea.

i suspended a piece of fabric across two shelves and used good old duct tape.

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this provided a long stretch for children to crawl (or walk) under

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since all our work was offered as “under the table” work, i took the chairs away for the week.  this meant finding new places to eat snack!

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no problem!

u is for umbrella

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let me begin this post expressing gratitude that no. eyes. were. poked. out. ahhhhhh.

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we drew ourselves under umbrellas (a great chance to see self-portrait work).

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we played games under my big umbrella.

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this is a basic find the item hidden in an egg, match it to the photcopied picture. some kids were shaking the eggs first to try to figure out which item it was.

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we move into the hallway when we want hard floor or more space to work on.

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or when we want to put on all our rainy weather gear for a fashion show.

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p is for puddle

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we were given hundreds of HUGE coffee filters a few years ago.  i fear we may finish them up this year.  we used them with colored water (food coloring and liquid watercolors) and pipettes.

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when they dried, we added the text strip:  “here is my puddle, oh what a muddle.”  the kids loved saying this as we looked through the completed projects.

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with some of the extra rain puddles, we cut out letter U for our journals.

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we did brainstorming (ha!) of what can happen in a storm.  i imitated the sirens that go off every week in town (for testing or for severe weather).  that was a funny time, alright.  then we took the completed list to the colored water table and let it “rainbow rain” all over it!

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with more of the extra rain puddles, we cut out flower shapes to adorn the classroom and hallway.

beautiful!