Sunday, October 26, 2014

O is for Owl Week!

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The chalk board reflected the theme this morning with a poem about a wise old owl.  As I post this, I realize that I spelled ‘wise’ wrong twice in that poem!  Mommyfail!  Don’t you wish that art had spellcheck like everything else does?  I was rushing to get it done before school started and didn’t even notice!  Haha!  I’ll be able to laugh at this later.  Right?

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Sensory table this week is black beans with sticks, acorns, oak leaves, and feathers.  There are small critters tucked in (guinea pigs, a rabbit, and a couple sets of chicks) so the large hooting owl (from Audubon) to snack on.  A magnifying glass finished off the table so he could look up close at the feathers.

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Off theme, but still fun and cute, I found these free flash cards to print out and I laminated numbers 1 – 12 so that Luke could play with them.  No formal number learning will be happening this year, but he likes playing with them!

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The Montessori tray activity was an owl mask kit from Target.  He LOVED this thing.  I had no idea he would be so into animal dress up!

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He wore the mask for hours and after a while he asked for wings!  The only thing I had at the time was a silk but he seemed satisfied.

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He decided to make the dog bed into a nest and he was the daddy owl and his little hooting owl was the baby owl….  so cute!  Seriously!

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As always, the book basket reflected the theme:

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We learned the difference between horned owls and barn owls and he could tell you which was the great horned owl in each book we read or looked through.

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The next day we did something we hardly ever do…. it was pouring outside, and so incredibly dark (as it will be for MONTHS now, here outside Seattle), so I ran to the library and brought home a basket full of library movies.  Winged Migration, The Story of the Snowy Owl and Ledged of the Guardians were all watched that day.  And nope, I am not sorry at all!  lol! 

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We made popcorn for lunch and watched movies until nap.  The other kids went on and did Math and English after that, but that was the entire last day of O is for Owl week for Luke! 

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Sometimes we just got to take a day off and play with our kids!  Smile  And it was a GREAT finish to a long week.  (Don’t you just love that little face??)

I forgot to add…. we started our week with this:


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