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Jack Be Nimble

Published on April 3, 2013 under nursery rhymes

You know when you are posting a blog and realize within two seconds something else you could have touched on today to expand the kids learning and you totally missed the boat ?  Yes.. I just did that.  Your child should be able to recite :

Jack be nimble

Jack be quick

Jack jumped over

The Candlestick.


What I missed was being able to talk about what ” nimble ” means .  Sometimes nursery rhymes use words that we dont often use in normal every day conversation.  So , here’s your challenge for the night. When they recite the rhyme to you ask them what nimble means and be prepared to explain it to them.


Definition of NIMBLE

: quick and light in motion : agile <nimble fingers>
a : marked by quick, alert, clever conception, comprehension, or resourcefulness <a nimble mind>
Some Synonyms ( or words that mean the same thing ) are


We practiced saying it today as we jumped over a candlestick and tried to land with both feet on the ground.










































Small groups watched a 1 minute animated version of ” Jack be Nimble” on the IPAD and then made playdoh candles and used small figures to practice the terms ” in front of” , ” over ” behind ” and ” beside.”

Other fun pictures from today were






















Ninja Alina working on the lock puzzle.   The kids LOVE to put the scarves on their head.

Alex said ” Look Ms Debbie,  I drew the stool. ”




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