Thursday, January 13, 2011


We were BUSY this week!!  These units coming up are some of my favorite that we do!  (: 

We read the book, "Way Up in the Arctic", by Jennifer Ward.  Jennifer Ward and Kenneth Spengler have teamed up to create another wonderful, joyful, counting romp. This time they prance and dance readers through the Arctic and introduce kids to the fascinating animal mamas and babies that call the Arctic home. Set to the beloved tune of Over in the Meadow, read again and again book will have kids singing along from one to ten with polar bears, beluga whales, Arctic foxes and more! Hey, kids! Look for the number hidden on each page!
The kids really enjoyed this book!  We had fun trying to find the number on each page. 
At the end of the day we sang the
 "Snowey Pokey"
(Hokey Pokey)
Yo put your right mitten in, you take your right mitten out,
You put your right mitten in and you shake it all about.
You do the snowey pokey and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about.
You put your left mitten in
You put your scarf in
You put your right boot in
You put your left boot in
You put your hat in
You put your snowself in
The kids were so funny, they kept yelling, "MERRY CHRISTMAS!" at the end!  I tried telling them Christmas was over but they yelled it after every verse.  (: 
We also did a poem about Five Fat Walruses.  Five kids at a time got to hold one of our walrus pictures(hmm....I wonder if I could find five walrus stuffed animals) while we did our poem.  One at a time they would sit down until we ended up with zero walruses.
Five Fat Walruses
Five fat walruses were at the North Pole.
One climbed on the ice and fell into a hole.
Four fat walruses swam toward the ice.
One bumped an iceberg which wasn't very nice.
Three fat walruses had whiskers on their faces,
One got bored and went to sleep.
Two fat walruses went to look for food.
One swam far, far away; he wasn't in the mood.
One fat walrus was tired of the play.
He flipped a good-bye with his tail and then he swam away.
We made igloos for our art lesson.  Each igloo had it's own personality!   (:
What would an arctic unit be without Don't Break the Ice game!  (:
Our igloos

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