Although I teach the older grades, there must be a little bit of Kindergarten teacher in me. I LOVE having theme days with my kids. My sister had posted a really cute craft on her blog, and I knew I wanted to try it with my kids.
So, today's theme is ... Moving at a Snail's Pace. [Author's note - this is a title only. With my three children (ages 3, 5, and 7), it is impossible to move a snail's pace (that is, unless I have somewhere to go).]
After our book, we came up with words that rhyme with snail, and then wrote and illustrated little poems about a snail. This was soooooo cute! They did such a great job!
This is Katie's poem. She's my five year-old. She just finished junior kindergarten this year.
This Allison's poem. She's three, and still has another full year before she goes to junior kindergarten. She's working on writing her name - she made those 'A's all by herself! She said this is a picture of a giant snail under a rainbow, with mommy watching. :)
And then it was time for lunch. My sister does these fabulous "Fun Food Fridays", and my kids beg to have "Fun Food Fridays" no matter what day it is. Sometimes, I oblige, and today was one of those days. This is our snail-themed "Fun Food Saturday". They LOVED it, and apparently I'm the BEST MOMMY EVER!!! (I thought about getting this in writing for those days when I'm the worst mommy ever).
After lunch I broke out my brand new (cordless!!!) glue gun, and we finished the craft we started earlier. Aren't they the cutest little snails ever? I think they look great in the garden and I tried to convince my girls to let them stay there and act as "snail scarecrows", but I'm pretty sure they're destined to become Barbie's pets.
What a fun day! But now I'm ready to relax, and hopefully, maybe, actually take it a snail's pace.