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Friday, November 6, 2015

F is for Fish


Today is all about Fish!   And we started right in with the little fishy craft from our Letter of the Week packet.  Little Miss went back to her standard pink for his eyeballs...


But then she switched it up and went for purple.  Way to venture out, Little Miss!


This fish is designed to attach together at the tail.  If you stand on a chair, and drop it, if flutters, almost fish-like to the ground.  We dropped him a couple of times and then did our Dot to Dot.


This Dot to Dot is a nice, easy one and Little Miss made it all the way to 17 before I reached in to help her with the final numbers.  She liked her little fish and wanted to color him in, so we took some time to do that, too.


And for a fun way to incorporate snacks, don't forget "goldfish" crackers!  And then, we finished up the day with this silly story, "Don't Eat the Babysitter!"  This one from our bookshelf that my kids enjoy because of the tension in the story as a little bitty ocean fish baby-sits a shark, and we're never quite sure she will escape from being accidentally eaten by him until the end. 


But the book I'd really recommend for your fish day is, "The Pout Pout Fish", which will put a smile on anyone's face and make your kiddos giggle by the end of it, when the pout pout fish learns that rather than being destined to be "dreary-weary", because of his pouty mouth, his pouty lips are perfect for smooching.  It's a cute story with a fun twist.



I know what you're going to say:  "Where's 'Rainbow Fish'?"  And here is where I admit to the fault of literary snobbery.  What can I say?  I worked as a Children's Librarian for several years, and it ruined me for poor literature.  Yes, even in kid's books.  There are a lot of glitzy, beautiful illustrations out there paired with poor quality kid's lit, and "Rainbow Fish" is one of them.  Okay, Lit Rant over. 

For more letter of the week ideas and suggestions for letter F, check out our previous posts:

F is for Fox:  http://glimmercat.blogspot.com/2015/11/f-is-for-fox.html
F is for Frog: http://glimmercat.blogspot.com/2015/11/letter-of-week-for-f-day-2-f-is-for-frog.html
Introducing Letter F:   http://glimmercat.blogspot.com/2015/11/introducing-letter-f.html

All of the printables and crafts seen on these posts are from our Letter of the Week Packet for F, that is available for purchase and download at our Teacher Store.  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Letter-of-the-Week-F-1992134

 

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