Thursday, December 16, 2010

the legend of the candy cane

This week we have been learning with candy canes! We also did a lapbook to go along with The Legend of the Candy Cane. It has pretty much been a light week as I'm sure next week will be a light week as well. We are basically doing just enough to keep the kids from getting bored! I haven't introduced any new concepts last month or this month. Everything we have been doing is a review to reinforce the skills we have learned so far. The Legend of the Candy Cane- "A stranger arrives in town one dreary November and begins hammering and sawing away at his newly rented storefront. When a small girl offers her help, she's in for a childhood fantasy-come-true, as it turns out all the shelves and counters are being built for a candy shop. After offering young Lucy gumdrops and lollipops, Mr. Sonneman launches into the history of the candy cane. With his guidance, she discovers that the upturned candy is in the shape of a j--for Jesus. Right side up it looks like a shepherd's staff. And the red stripes? The blood of Christ from his terrible whipping. Lucy and Mr. Sonneman set out on a quest to share this story with everyone in town." lapbook: front middle components- candy counting bible verse back extras- candy cane counting candy cane size sort craft- pom-pom candy canes *Be sure to check out some other preschool ideas and activities at The Preschool Corner!


Jolanthe said...

Fun!! We love that book too. The illustrations are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Fun stuff! I love the candy cane craft.