Even though there was not much snow...we painted like there was! This art lasted three days! The first day we finger painted. The second day was cutting out parts and the third day they stamped snowflakes with a snowflake sponge!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Wacky Wednesday was on my to do list all year. We finally had all the details planned out and had our day set! We read the Dr. Seuss book and got started right as our "wacky students entered. They were greeted by me in my wackiest creation I could manage...
Around the room things were a bit strange and shoes were everywhere!
We create crazy hats to go with our "wacky" theme and our crazy outfits!
There were eyes looking at us in the water beads and we even added shaving cream for extra fun!
With our snack we added ice cubes with plastic flies in them! This was the best part of the day! No one wanted to try fly water!
Drawing upside down with markers attached to rules provided entertainment all morning!
We began and ended by reading this book and everyone loved our celebration! We will definitely be doing this again next year!
Our last activity, I did not photograph but outside we had hidden the letter "W" all around the playground. We had each child see how may they could find and they were hidden everywhere. We just write them with sidewalk chalk all over.
Monday, April 8, 2013
I have been working really hard getting my certification for Lead Teacher. Basically it give me a little more opportunity to make some extra money with extra duties! It has been a tough road but the first part is over. I completed my comprehensive with a perfect score on observations and on my collection of evidence! I was so happy. Now I am onto the 14 page paper that I have to compose about myself! It is not easy and I am getting a very slow start!
This month we had a lot of great activities in the classroom. Our pirate unit really took off and all of the students loved riding on our pirate ship!
We also used all of the games from my tpt store and it was great. Their favorite part by far was the Walk the Plank Game!" I got into full Pirate Character and wore a pirate bandanna all day. I did my best pirate voice and the balance beam from our gym! We had so much fun! Each time I showed them a letter card, if they got it right, they "WALKED THE PLANK!!" I will be using this game for a long time to come! They also really enjoyed the hand prints and making their own pirates with construction paper. Each center game provided lots of practice in counting-especially with our clip game! I hope you get time to stop by and check out my first product! I had no idea how much fun I would have making the games and centers! It is very time consuming but fun! I am still learning but I think this summer, I will have more time to create! Below are a few of the photos of our pirate unit! It was a great one to do in the winter!
Monday, February 18, 2013
I am finally done getting my TpT (www.teacherspayteachers.com) store up and running! I have the hang of it and I hope that all of you will enjoy the things I am making to put in your classroom. I worked a long time practicing and getting all of my ideas together. My students love the games already! I think they will never get tired of the clothes pins and clipping the right number on the counting cards! Thanks Erin! I use that idea all around my classroom and they never get tired of it! Below is the link to my gigantic pirate unit of fun! Check it out!Here is my link to my TpT store and first unit!
Monday, February 11, 2013
I am finally starting a store on TpT after a long winter of research on the types of activities I wanted to create for preschool teachers! I am not too far along but you have to start somewhere. I am posting my first game for cheap!!! I want to create things that are instant learning centers. My goal is to have things that you can laminate and use right away! I hope you enjoy my first one! I have many students who love the counting clip games that my friend over at Creating and Teaching makes but I have so many students that they are too hard for still. I wanted the same type of game but easier so that my youngest students could practice with clothes pins and counting too, even if they could not recognize the number. I switched around that idea so that they could participate too. I hope you can use it in your classroom too!