Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Let's Talk Turkey!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way to share something of his own!

The Thankful Book by Todd Parr
There are so many things to be thankful for...  From bubble baths to hugs to underwear!

Gobble Gobble!  I am thankful for craft time!
We had a blast making these paper bag turkeys!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We the Kids

November 19, 2014

It's citizenship month!  I am so proud to be a citizen of Houston, where I have the opportunity to meet many different kinds of people.  Today, we read books that explore diversity and remind us that while we may look different, we are all valuable and deserving of respect.

I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont
High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves -- inside and out.  Messy hair?  Beaver breath?  So what!  Here's a little girl who knows what really matters.

It's Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr
Missing a few teeth?  Got wheels?  Or a different nose?  No problem!  Everyone is unique in their own way.

For the craft today, we made this awesome diversity paper doll chain!

The quote reads, "When I see you through my eyes, I think that we are different.
When I see you through my heart, I know we are the same."  -- Doe Zantamata

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Color...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

PURPLE!  Mixing red and blue is so much fun...

Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley
Purple Little Bird leaves his almost-perfect purple home in search of a better place, but although Brown Bear, Yellow Camel and others live in very nice places, none is quite right for him...

Too Purpley! by Jean Reidy
A young girl rejects many outfits before finding the perfect clothes to wear.

The PURPLE part of my particularly appealing COLOR WHEEL!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cinderella, Dressed in...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Make you day a little sunnier with the color YELLOW!

Little Quack by Lauren Thompson
When Mama Duck says it's time for her brood to leave the nest and paddle across the pond, Widdle, Waddle, Piddle and Puddle all follow along.  But Little Quack is nervous...  Will he find the confidence to jump in?

Little Bea by Daniel Roode
From morning to night, Little Bea buzzes through her neighborhood, helping friends and having fun!

It's time to add the YELLOW to our color wheel!