We had a great time on Scarecrow Day! We read an awesome story by Margaret Wise Brown called The Little Scarecrow Boy. This story is about a little boy who wants to scare crows just like his Dad. He learns to make very scary scarecrow faces and goes out to try to scare away some crows. We made our own version of the story. The children made six different pictures of scary scarecrow faces that they were able to slide through the scarecrow face and retell the story. I was so proud of these guys who sat down together to share their books with each other. They did a great job reading their books!
There were a lot of scary scarecrow faces. They worked very hard on their books!
We also learned about a new app on the iPad called Doodle Buddy. This is a really superb app that we will be using a great deal! The children experimented with the drawing tools to make scarecrows. I demonstrated the app using our new Promethean Board. I can attach the iPad to the board with a special cable and the screen is projected on the board. It was cute because the children didn’t initially understand that I was drawing the picture on the iPad and they thought that the board was drawing the picture! Eventually they caught on and then I had the students take over the demonstration!
We also did some scarecrow cooking. We made scarecrow faces and ate them up. The children decorated a rice cake using cream cheese as the “glue” to put the features on the rice cake. They used red pepper for the smile, a carrot for the nose, celery for the eyebrows, banana slices and craisins for the eyes, and alfalfa sprouts for the hair. Most of the children enjoyed this yummy treat or at least some parts of it! Many thanks to Carter B.’s mom for helping to supervise this activity!
We also made another scarecrow book, made some scarecrow art, and learned to do the scarecrow dance! (the chicken dance) It was fun to dress up for the day! We took lots of pictures to share with you! Lots of fun and lots of learning too!