We had our first Friday Fun of the year! Now the students want each day to have a special name! (I came up with Magical Mondays…..and they wanted to know why Mondays are so magical….I said because we’re doing Reading Groups!)
Anyhow, Friday Fun was a huge success. The rotations included a play dough station, a craft activity, a cooking activity, and a listening center activity.
We made a brightly colored batch of turquoise play dough with which the students had a great time sculpting and creating.
Next, we put our crafting skills to work, and students decorated a picture frame. Parents, I know you will look forward to seeing these Thursday night at Parents’ Night. (Think of them a little party favor!)
There were so many collage items from which to choose! This year I have purchased dozens of boxes of Glue Dots. Have you heard of these? They are AMAZING! No mess! Students simply peel off a glue dot, and stick it to the item that needs to be glued. No more white, sticky, gooey, messes. No drying time needed! If you like your workstation to be on the neat side, then Glue Dots are for you!! Thanks to first grade parent, Tracey I., for introducing them to me!! I LOVE them!
Student then listened to the book on cd, Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom! which is read aloud by Ray Charles. There were a lot of dance moves on display in the Book Nook!
The last activity was making a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom coconut tree, using sliced apples for the palm fronds, grapes for the coconuts, and a graham cracker for the base of the tree. Students made the tree on a piece of paper, and wrote letters climbing up the tree.
We will enjoy Friday Fun on most Fridays during the school year. Parents are invited to sign up for a cooking or craft activity starting in October. I will have a sign up sheet available at Parents’ Night. Not only is Friday Fun fun, but it gives parents a special opportunity to connect with you child and his/her peers in a classroom setting.