Monday, March 5, 2012

That's Amore!

It's been a couple of weeks, but I have been busy with a sick kiddo and then just busy :)

The past two weeks, we spent talking about pizza.  (I know, great follow up to talking about teeth and healthy eating.)  We had Monday off for President's Day, so we started on Tuesday with Ms. P planning and teaching all day.

Ms. P started the day with the TTH class writing their name under which type of pizza was their favorite.  Pepperoni only won by one vote!

She also brought in a game called Pizza Pile-Up.  The object of the game is to balance as many toppings on the pizza as possible before they fall off.  This was a very cute game for the kiddos to play and most hovered around it and didn't play with other toys, except when they got to paint or do their worksheet.

Ms. P and Ms. T also brought in a song about pizza that was really cute called "I Am a Pizza".  The kiddos repeated what was sung and even managed to repeat the parts in French.  Ms. P taught the song on Tuesday and Ms. T taught it on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, I graphed favorite pizza toppings with the MWF class.  We talked about which topping had the most and least, and worked on reading the graph.  We also played the Pizza Pile-Up game, which they seemed to like too.

Thursday and Friday we spend decorating chef hats with pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, green peppers and cheese cutout so that the kiddos could wear them to our Pizza Hut field trips on Monday and Tuesday the following week.

Ms. P had the TTH class draw a classroom pizza on Thursday, where they added toppings like pepperoni, cheese, noodles, and strawberries.

The MWF class also made a class pizza on Friday but they were challenged to make their toppings out of paper we had pre-painted lots of different colors.  The toppings included fire, dragons, a carrot, SpongeBob, pepperoni, cheese, chocolate bars, Legos and lettuce.  It sure looked yummy!

On Monday and Tuesday we visited our local Pizza Hut.  We had such a good time!  The staff there was WONDERFUL!  They took the kiddos on a tour of the kitchen area and let them each make their own personal pan pizza.  They watched them go in the oven and then the waitress brought their pizza out to them to eat.  I think even the parents enjoyed it :)

We finished up our two week discussion on pizza with the MWF class making AAB Patterns out of pizza toppings.  The kiddos talked about the field trip all week and even today at school.  This is such a fun topic to do, especially if you can also visit a pizza place!

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