Wednesday, February 2, 2011

T is for Truck

This morning's devotion was about being the light of the world. We read Ephesians 5:8 and Matthew 5:14-16 and learned that we are to live in the light and be a light to those around us. We made candles out of paper towel rolls, construction paper, markers, and tissue paper. After we made our candles we sang This Little Light of Mine. 

Today our theme was Trucks! Ethan loves trucks, trucks of all kinds! Today was trash day and Ethan loves to watch the trucks. What a perfect start to our truck-themed morning. We began by reading a series of books; I Love Trucks!, Tough Trucks, and Construction Action.

Then we viewed some slides on PowerPoint and Ethan had to identify each truck. We discussed the colors of  each truck and counted tires. 

Today we learned a couple new songs. 

My Big Truck
  (sung to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Rev Rev Vroom Vroom, My big truck.
  (Move your hands like you are revving motor bike handles)
Up on a hill or down in the muck.
  (put your hands way up high and then way down low) 
Your big truck wheels, Spin round and round,
  (Spin your hands around each other)
I see them race across the ground.
  (put your hands around your eyes like you are looking through binoculars) 
Rev Rev Vroom Vroom, My big truck,
  (Move your hands like you are revving a motor bike handles) 
Up on a hill or down in the muck.
  (Move your hands like you are revving motor bike handles.)

Fire Truck
We watched and sang along to Fire Truck by Ivan Ulz on YouTube.

Next we learned all about the letter T and colored a worksheet created from a coloring book page.  

Our activity and craft for today was matching the appropriate truck driver and items to the corresponding truck. I had printed drawings of three different trucks (fire truck, dump truck, trash truck) ahead of time, and then colored and pasted on construction paper. Then I used clip-art for the truck drivers and other items (like trash cans, fire hydrants, dirt and rocks).  

Ethan loves puzzles and he got to finish the morning by working on a giant fire truck floor puzzle!

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