Friday, April 23, 2010
I really needed today to be Friday. For some unknown reason I've been tired and dragging all week long. So this morning we had a four hour pizza party to jazz things up a bit. To start, we made these paper plate pizza pies. The littles colored the crust and then painted on red sauce. They tore construction paper for toppings. We made a chart listing all of the pizza toppings we could think of and thought up crazy ingredients as well. We graphed our favorite kinds of pizza. And, we read Pete's a Pizza. The littles adored this book. It was one of those "Read it again! Read it again!" books for them. After I read it a few times, we acted it out. The littles were the pizzas and I was the pizza chef. They laid on the floor and I kneaded their backs and sprinkled them with pretend oil and flour. They bubbled up in the oven and then I had to cut them in pieces. Again, littles were in love. During centers, I put out the flannel board and flannel pizza ingredients. I also put the Melissa & Doug wooden Pizza Party in the housekeeping center. A lunch of delicious cheese pizza finished off the morning. And tomorrow is Saturday - I'm sleeping in!