Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ocean month

This month is all about ocean so of course we need playdoh. This morning I used two different recipes. This one I got from my FunShine Express curriculum the recipe turned out awesome first time around.
The second I got from Pinterest and it was a Sandough recipe now this came out more sticky than I desire but I think that was my fault it didn't look like there was enough water so I added more and I should have just followed it completely. I have spent the last 30 minutes letting it air-dry a bit trying to get some of the moisture out and it seems to be working.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

So a few days a go I showed a post of the class cutting leaves. Here is the end result. We used them for our monthly bulletin board.

We hung the seven on the tree. Rolled cotton balls into cocoons. Made caterpillars our of circles and blob painted butterflies.

The Bumbles just love the story the Very Hungry Caterpillar not only did we read the story but they all took turns growing their own caterpillar in this fantastic app.


My caterpillar

Monday, April 24, 2017

Humpty Dumpty

I think Nursery Rhymes are so important to introduce to children at this age it is great for language development. The FunShine Express not only emphasizes on a new nursery rhyme but gives you art and different activities to reenforce it in the class.


This is the art project we got for Humpty Dumpty in the curriculm each child got their own pattern and after we painted them they glued on his arms and legs.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Take what you can get

Ok teacher this post is to remind you to be open to handy-downs second hand toys craft supply felt whatever people are willing to give you. These cars were donated by one of or Bumble families after his birthday party. Now they're did not last very long (a week) but we had them for a week and the Bumbles loved them.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Panda Blocks

I bought these last year for my 4's they were a bit pricy but are a class set super durable  and even my 2's love them.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Worms

I love this art that was added into the FunShine Express they gave me everything I needed to do this craft. Punch out words construction paper and grass(festoons)
Look at the placement on the sticker eyes that was all the littles we just suggested where it should go.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Dry erase Markers

Ok now before you "flip your chickens" that I let Littles draw on the table look at that circle. WOW what amazing fine motors :) the first step to writing is drawling shapes and what a great way to make it fun. Dry erase makers come off the tables and we talk about them being special markers we us at school.

Monday, April 3, 2017

April

Can you believe it there is only 2 months left I can't believe how much the bumbles have grown. I ammit that in the beginning the were days my team teacher in I all we could do was laugh cause we felt like all we did was wipe tears and bottoms. But slowing and surely their attention span stretched and their comfort set it so there were no need for tears. They slowly one at a time were potty trained and I am very impressed with there development his year. Way to go bumble. We will be spending the next 2 months getting ready for the 3 year old class.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Vocabulary cards- laughter

I love love love the vocabulary cards that come with the FunShine curriculum. There ideas has really expanded my knowledge for circle time with the littles.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fun!!!!!

It it always good to have routine for any age. Routine fosters security to the littles letting the. Feel safe. I also feel that adding a little fun into the mix is good too. Today we let the bumbles eat lunch on the parachute no reason just to have fun. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Scissor skills

It is never too early to work on fine motors. Coloring painting gluing all of this helps the little ones get ready for sissers. During our morning centers we will let the kids cut paper his gets them ready to cut on lines it doesn't have to be perfect just letting the, know they can do it is an amazing feeling for the littles. 


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sensory Box



For this months sensory bin I colored rice using a dash or rubbing alcohol and food coloring. I add it in a bag and shake it up. It does take about a day to dry but last a long time 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Funny Faces

What a great song the Bumbles could sing this over and over again simple but engaging

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Book of the Month


What a great story. The bumbles just love this one.

We also copy the buster buddy rhyme with the boats as we introduce our friends everymorning
Tammy green boat goes up high
Her boat goes down low
Her boat wants to meet Maria here it goes.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Frog

I think this is the cutest craft.
What a great idea from the FunShine Express to make the eyes out of muffin liners. 
So cute!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Jungle Rock

For the  second  half of February we are talking about the rainforest that the many animals that live in the jungle.
This works our great for me since I'm using a crocodile for dental awareness. I love it when it all flows together.

This monkeys in the rainforest was fun for my friends to make they loved gluing on the festoons and sticking on the monkeys.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Healthy teeth

This month we are l arming how to keep our teeth healthy
I got this crocodile on sale at target for 4 bucks about three years ago. The kids love pressing on its teeth to try to get him to chomp down.



I just loves the dentist vest that came in the curriculm
The kids were able to go around pretending they were dentist.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentines

I love sharing with the little ones the love of Jesus not only do we last about how our mommies and daddies love us but how much God loves us as well

We used tissue paper hearts and purple and red crayons to make a valentine.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Love for Books

The Funshine Curriculm came up with a great way to add valentines in with our love for reading.
We made these hearts that say I love stories and all month brough in our favorite books to read and share with our friends.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February


Wow! Can you believe it's already February. This year is flying by

For my February board the bumbles colored and sticker end our shape for the month can you guess what it is? Your right! It's a heart❤️

I was also excited to see the FunShine Express show their love for heats and books with this cute craft

We painted the heart that says I love stories and throughout the month we will add our favorite books.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Got Rain?

I'm not sure about you but we have had a bunch of rain this year. Though it is good for the planet it can be hard when you have a group of of 12 2 year olds. Here is some rainy day activities that could help.

Messy

Salt center

Bring out cookie trays, pour salt unto tray and I courage your littles to trace their finger in the salt.



Shaving cream

Spray shaving cream on the table and encourage you littles to make shapes or letters that are in their name



NOT SO MESSY


Rainbow hunt

If there is a break in the rain take you littles out for a rainbow hunt


Parachute play



Music and movement






Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Listening ears

I just loved the listening no ears craft that came in the curriculm. It helped me to now que my bumbles when I need them listen better. I just cup my hands behind my ear and they know.

And what a cute song

Monday, January 16, 2017

Snowball Roll

Until I received this curriculm i always thought for games like this more as fun things no so not so much physical development. Now that I have been doing it more see the kids starting our needing hel and now doing it on their own while I say the song is awesome to watch th or developmental mArkers being met.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Snowflake mobile



To make these amazing snowflake mobiles I used the material provided in my Buttercup curriculm. 

Construction paper
Crepe paper
Muffin liners
Ribbon 

We gave each child a dark blue piece of construction paper then encouraged the, to make a snow picture. We then put it together to make these amazing mobiles.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Bumble Centers

It's been amazing to see th growth and n my bumbles since September. They are now doing center on their own. They grab a cookie tray and a container.when they are done they switch.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January

Mittens and More


The bumbles love this months object. I introduced the object by first introducing the vocabulary card. The kids loved the little girl on the picture it sparked up conversation on her hat and gloves and why she would be wearing them.

I then introduced the gloves. We talked about how they are different and how to put them on, the song was extremely useful.
My Mittens Track 9 • Sung to “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”
I push my fingers in
And poke my thumb right through!
Then I do the same With mitten number two.
My warm, winter mittens Go on just like so.
Now I am ready to play in fluffy snow!

We made mitten to go on our bulletin board JESUS WARMS MY HEART

each child got a mitten pattern and paint. Once they were dry we glues snow glitter to the bottom for fur.
While we were painting the mittens we put the mitten song on repeat and sang it while we painted.