Last week my new friend, Jackie over at Happy Hooligans posted an amazing Wish List that has almost everything you could think of on it. I modified the list to meet the needs of my class and sent it out to my staff and families. My amazing Instructional Assistant, Ms. Annie informed me she had a rotary phone and a typewriter she could bring into the class and today she DID!
|First she introduced it to them showing them how to put the|
paper in, how to type on the keys, and how to press the
return button to go down to the next line.
|Then they began finding the letters in their own names.|
|It wasn't long before they were able to put the paper in|
the typewriter for themselves.
We did some other cool stuff that wasn't nearly as retro, but still very fun. We pulled out the marble maze for the first time this year and the kids were mesmerized by it.
|Here we go!!|
|Watching the marble travel through the maze.|
|I love the clinking sound it makes as it goes through this|
part of the maze.
Another hit at our place today was yarn painting. Another new friend, Roopa just pinned to Pinterest their latest adventures in yarn painting and it was a great reminder of an activity we haven't done yet this year. The kids got some phenomenal results.
|Paper pre-folded then opened back up. Section of yarn pulled|
through multiple colors of paint and placed inside. Paper
refolded and beautiful images emerge.
|The top one reminded another teacher of|
|The bottom one reminds me of images you|
see through a kaleidoscope.
What an eventful day we had!!