We read Great Day for Up! and Brainstormed things that are up in the sky.
How to make upside down ice cream sundaes- First, put in sprinkles. Second, add a cherry. Third, pour on chocolate syrup. Fourth, add whipped cream. Fifth, add a scoop of ice cream.
I have a construction paper ice cream project I have them make (the idea came from Brooke Perry), but I am still looking for a picture of it. Then we write a how-to paper on how we made our upside down sundaes.
To celebrate the letter "U" we brought umbrellas to school. We read underneath them with our classmates and our third grade book buddies.
This is a writing activity Brooke Perry did with her kids on umbrella day.
My favorite way to celebrate the letter "U" is to wear big underwear. We read stories about animals and their underwear, they graphed who wore big underwear to school, and they danced to Joe Scruggs' song Big Underwear.
Well, you wake up in the morning,
Stretch your arms in the air,
And then you put on your Big Underwear.
You bend at the waist and you touch your shoes,
With Big Underwear you've got room to move.
Jump up, sit down, "And everybody freeze,"
With Big Underwear you've got room to breathe.
Well, it's Big Underwear and you sure are pleased.
You pull it up to your waist.
It hangs down to your knees.
You take a jump forward,
You take a step back.
Big Underwear is where it's at.
A few of my favorite underwear books....
This picture did not come from my class, but I loved the idea!