Saturday, November 22, 2014

Reindeer Preschool Learning Fun

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 Preschool Fun


I hope to be back to blogging soon!  

Friday, June 14, 2013

Not Norman




We wouldn't trade Norman!


Two Simple Art Projects Inspired by the Book

Quick and Easy Activities for Children ages 1-8


Materials:
white construction paper, black oil pastel (or black crayon), liquid watercolor paint,  orange and yellow tempera paint, precut tissue paper squares, diluted white glue, paintbrush, and water.

 Materials:
 white paper plate, liquid watercolor paint, black-eyed peas, white glue, small squares of colored construction paper, goggle eyes, fine tip black marker, scissors, paintbrush, and water.

Sing and Dance 


Summer Fun!

 

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Blast From The Past

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Two Years Old and Still One of My Favorite Art Projects

 Inspired Art


Math Fun With Eggs



 Word Work for -ed endings



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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Legend of Jelly Bean and the Unbreakable Egg


The Legend of Jelly Bean and the Unbreakable Egg:  
A Holiday Hill Farm Book by Joe Trolano, illustrated by Susan Banta


I received this book from a friend and teaching colleague and I knew right away that it would be the perfect seasonal book for young children.

Here's a Peek Into the Story:

Five fluffy chicks peck, poke, and whack a friend who is not ready to hatch!  Much to their dismay, the unbreakable egg is collected by the farmer.  The chicks follow the farmer to rescue Chick Six, but not before falling into the Easter egg dye.  Finally, these colorful chicks receive a colorful surprise when the sixth chick Jelly Bean makes an appearance.  

Teamwork and kindness are the messages received from this great seasonal story!



My Preschoolers loved this story!  Here's a Look At What We Did:


Colorful Shape Inspired Egg Hunt




Prior to the start of the lesson, I hid many plastic eggs.  The children found the eggs and opened each egg to reveal a small shape cut-out.  The children were asked to identify and sort these shapes and to place the egg in the colored buckets.

Jelly Bean Sorting With Our Very Own Jelly Bean Chicks

Each child received these cute plastic chick eggs full of jelly beans to sort and to eat!


Jelly Bean Chick Art



These colorful chicks were made from coffee filters.

 
Ask K-2 students to write about their own unbreakable egg, complete a written retelling of the story, identify and explain their favorite part of the book, and make connections to self, text, or the real world.



 Click on the chick to download the writing paper and the math mind map.

Enjoy the download and have a great night!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Wrapping Up The St. Patrick's Day Fun

 These books were perfect for exploring and learning about the color green and shamrocks galore!

here's a quick look at more of our preschool activities for 
St. Patrick's Day!


The March-Poppin'Patterns Seasonal Calendar Days were the perfect accents for these seasonal counting workmats.  
(I glued the calendar number to the center of a Shamrock 10" Designer Cut-Outs ahead of time.)  

The children used gold coins and two-color calendar cut-outs to count sets.

 We turned the shamrocks over and used a die to practice our counting skills too!

 The March- Poppin'Patterns Seasonal Calendar Days were the perfect accents for these seasonal bingo cards.  


 The bingo cards were used with the preschoolers to reinforce number recognition.

  
These same cards could easily be used for addition and subtraction practice with kindergarten and first grade students.

  
We worked on letter recognition using the two-color shamrock calendar cut-outs.  
The child tossed a pom pom onto the card and named the letter.  
Some of the students also practiced individual letter sounds.


We played hopscotch on a field of shamrocks and 
matched the upper and lowercase letters.



 We counted shamrocks and made sets.


We had fun with patterns.


We matched shapes!


We continued our work with colors and patterns and made our own Shamrock Necklaces for a little St. Patrick's Day parade!



 Wow, it was a great week of fun and learning!