w is for web

another year, another web.

spider web  - 4

spider web  - 1

spider web  - 3

this time an elephant came out to play.

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our egg carton elephant named ellie.

one elphant went out to play upon a spider’s web one day

she had such ENORMOUS fun that she called for another elephant to come…

two elephants went out to play… (you get the idea!)

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elephant on spider's web! - 1

then we had some elephants walk on our own paper spider webs.

elephant on spider's web! - 2

elephant on spider's web! - 3

s is for sun

we were out of yellow and orange paper (such is the end of the school year) and instead of buying more, we made some.

yellow suns

we painted big sheets of yellow paper,

yellow days by you.

let them dry for two days,

yellow days

then used them to make suns.

yellow suns

we cut some of the paper into roundish shapes and some of the paper into rectangles.

yellow suns

some of the round shapes had the word “yellow” written on them.  you had to put one of those on the top.

yellow suns

some of the rectangle rays had names on them.

yellow suns

the trick was making sure to leave a space for the ray with your name on it!

yellow suns

the collage effect was stunning.

yellow suns

and again, they were proud to have “made” the yellow paper.

yellow suns

w is for writing

someone down the hall donated a stack of yellow notebooks.  perfect for yellow week!

yellow days

the kind of writing that happened was unique and so fun to see.

yellow days

the “office” expanded quickly from one table to two.

y is for yellow water

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

yellow water

this doesn’t look like water…

yellow water

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.

yellow water

m is for may day

may day flower

inside it was y yeek, so we made yellow flowers.

may day flower

these were tissue paper circles with holes in the center to thread on skewers (cutting off the pointing end first).  then a teacher taped the paper and beads were added (secured with hot glue)…. “this is kind of like sewing with wood.”  sure it is!

may day flower

s is for suncatcher

we cut plastic binder dividers into strips, then snipped more, then pressed them on a piece of laminate, then added another piece of laminate on top.

rainbow suncatchers

when the pieces of colored plastic would overlap, we would see color blending.  beautiful.

rainbow suncatchers

r is for rainbow kite

actually, i thought of these as wind-catchers, but the preschoolers exclaimed things like, “oh yeah!  a kite!”…so they became kites.

the first step was cutting a hole out of the center.  any kind of hole.  i learned quickly (and should have known!) to poke the scissor through first (thankfully we avoided hurt children).

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then was the tricky work of choosing streamers and gluing them on in rainbow order.  oh, tricky.

rainbow streamer kites

rainbow streamer kites

we had beautiful weather these days…great for kite flying.