Thursday, April 19, 2012

Z is for Zoo

Some may say we're a bunch of city kids at The Little Nook, but one thing is for certain...we know how to do the jungle boogie, even if it is in the parameters of Piedmont Park. This week we celebrated the end of our journey through the alphabet {we finally made it all the way to z} with a trip to the zoo.  Keep your eyes peeled little ones, you don't want to miss a moment of this adventure.

  

We studied the zigzag-y 'Z' 

 

He may be the last letter in our alphabet, but 'z's easy to find!



  

 

We dug deep, hunting for z words...
Z is for zero, zipper, and zoo,
It's also for zebra and zippy-zoom too!



We took a look at the great number 8...

 



And practiced using our handy counters...



After Buzz and Miss M helped us determine the day of the week we read a story about Spring to help us remember all the things we love about the season...



At the table we met up with a balding lion in need of our counting expertise,
we counted 8 glowing locks to spiff up his mangy mane.





We roared on over to the carpet were we perched for a zoo-rific storytime and shared our own experiences at the zoo.




 
 



 

We checked in on a few of our four-legged friends at the San Diego Zoo using their live-webcam feature. What we saw was worthy of a captive audience :) 



We had a chat about habitat and learned about the different textures of our zoo friends.
Scales, Feathers, or Fur...Mr. R wasn't quite sure!



We swiped a few pebbles from the park to practice our number sense and motor skills with,

 

Strung some stripes fit for a zebra,



And of course we made time to study all things blue :)


We won't deny it...things got a little wild in the art room. 
We got acquainted with a gentle, but giant, giraffe...













We had so much fun making spots that we may have let a few slip off his neck....oops!














We handcrafted another jungle giant, the elusive elephant. 
{yes, he's looking at you!}



Then made a striking friend from the swamp...watch out, this guy's apt to snap!









It wouldn't be a trip to the zoo without paying tribute to the King.
 After we fashioned him a yellow face, we gave him a hairdo fit for royalty.












Even with all that sight-seeing, we still found time to do some of our favorite things....
Hug on our sweet friends,


Read stories to our baby-dolls,


And channel our inner cowboy :)






Is that a panther on the prowl? 


A panda playing peek-a-boo?


A bear blowing bubbles?







 

Mr. C is begging you...please, please check us out next week!!

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