Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ocean week

I painted an egg carton blue, then added numbers 1-5. For our math center I encouraged each child to put the number of fish indicated in each hole. The older the kids the higher in numbers you can go. Most of the kids in this class have just turned 3 so I am keeping it simple. There were a few of the kids that were able to do it on their own. For the ones that do not know there numbers yet I would tell them the correct numbers have them repeat it then put that many fish in the hole.

For Circle Time:  we read these ocean stories throughout the week
I got fish wish from the reading rainbow app.

We also sang ocean songs 

Slippery fish. I found this version on you tube,

My Crab Song by chicky-ma-ma sung to "It's a Small World" 
I'm a small crab in the sea 
I'm as red as I can be 
I have 6 legs as you can see 
I'm a small red crab

Baby Baluga by: Raffi

Octopus Bubble when you mix 7up and pinapple juice together it makes bubbles, just like the octopus in the ocean. 

We also talked about how octopus release ink when a preditor is close leaving them unable to see and it gives them time to run away.

I got this idea from this blog 

I used black paint

Handprint goldfish 
we made a dot-to -dot fish I couldn't find the pattern I used but I found this one you can use
Ocean's in the bottle(class favorite) we added water food color blue glitter and oil.

Red crabs: Ed paint we then folded the, in half and added wiggly eyes and claws.
Using this octopus pattern we glued Cheerios to make the suction cups on the tentacles 

they also have other ocean ideas that look great! check them out @ makinglearningfun

  • Gross Motor Skills - Crab Walk: We sat with our hands and feet on the floor, knees bent, and push up so that the front of our body was facing the ceiling. Then we walk back and forth and sideways on our hands and feet.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lego Day

This Friday our school was having a movie under the stars night . It's where we watch a movie in the parking lot of the school on a blow up projector. This week the movie was The Lego Movie, to help promote it we had a Lego Day in school.

Circle Time:

Luckily my son has loved Legos from the beginning and I was able to borrow some of his beginning Lego books

I got this idea from this blog and used it with this cut circle time song I made up

Sung to inspector gadget 

Do do do do do can you spell this name do do do do do do let's go do do do do do can you spell this name what does its spell 
No singing

Continue till each child has a turn

Later I  use the Legos, take them apart and have the child put it pack together spelling their name.

Using an idea I got from this this blog I used the template I got from this site. And had each child glue on pants a shirt and draw in a face.
All and all I think Lego day turned out great!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Detective week

This week we became detectives as we looked into God world and discovered his creation
Circle time using this template I got from teachers pay teachers Detective name tag I wrote each child name and sung this song to the tune of mulberry bush
Some detectives came to school today school today, school today, some detectives came to school today what's their names
show first name tag
[Adelynn] came to school today, school today, school today [Adelynn] came to school today, she brought a friend
Show second name
[Sophia] came to school today, school today, school today [Sophia] came to school today, she brought a friend
Continue till each child gets a turn
Last child show name
[James] came to school today, school today, school today [James] came to school today, and we're all friends.

DISCOVERY: The Friday before Detective week started I sent home notes asking each child to bring in a toy inside a paper bag with questions to help us discover what's in the bag.

It is yellow and brown, it is very tall, it lives in the jungle.

We read book the have to do with our theme

Bible story: From the book of Joshua we read about the 2 spies

I found this blog via pinterest on how to make scented paint

We  made scented paint 

Art :we used the scented paint to paint  questions marks. 

Science/ Math: Using magnifying glasses we took a closer look at bugs we also match them by color
Music and Movement
Freeze Dance to the 007 theme song 007 theme song

This was the first time we ever did a detective theme and I absolutely love it. The class had a lot of fun learning and discovering. Check out my pinterest to see other detective idea's pinned but did not have time to used.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

O is for octopys

Using wavy scissors make eight slits paint and add wiggly eyes.when paint is dry curl less up

Monday, January 13, 2014

Winter bulletin board

To make a penguin painted toilet paper rolls black then added the rest of the details by using construction paper and wiggly eyeballs

To make the snowman I had each child cut the large circle then glue together the other two circles eyes, nose  and arms