Thursday, February 28, 2013


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     Today’s snack inspired by the Cat in the Hat.
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 Mini pancakes are the foundation of our hat stacks. 

                    We mixed regular pancake mix.
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Then in a separate bowl we tinted some of it with red food colouring.
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While the pancakes were cooking we talked about how to build the hats.
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As I was  showing a hat similar to the Cat in the Hat’s one of the
children said, “it’s a pattern”.  Wonderful.
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   I think we made about hundred mini pancakes this morning. 
                There are a few left over for tomorrow.

Thing 1 & 2

   Oh the things we can do as Thing 1 and Thing 2.
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Who doesn’t love those two little fun mischief makers
from the Cat in the Hat?
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That’s why today we made Thing hats. 
Bright blue paper strips and scissors to go snip, snip, snip.
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The children have been experimenting with scissors a lot lately. 
Snipping little pieces of paper whenever they can. 
This was a great activity to encourage more practice.
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I always appreciate the grown ups adding or modifying
an activity.  Today a grandfather drew short lines on the
paper so his granddaughter would know where to cut
and where to stop.
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It added another opportunity to practice printing and
I started encouraging new families, that approached
the art table, to do the same.
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We also made ‘Thing’ badges.  The children could decide
what number they wanted to be.  Many chose their age
although some chose the first letter of their name.
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Meet Thing 1, Thing Q, Thing A, Thing 3 and then there is Thing L
and Thing P Cat too.
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           It was another fun Seuss day.