Wednesday, December 19, 2012

R is for Reindeer (Preschool Learning Fun)

Work on Letter Recogntion
Develop Number Sense

Find and Stamp Capital R and Lowercase r
Count the Reindeer Noses

Shake, Roll, and "Rainbow" Write

R is for Reindeer
Letter Craft

While reading the book, remember to wear your red nose!

Wiggle and Giggle
with the
Wear antlers to wiggle and giggle with the Reindeer Pokey!

Balloon Activity
Check out A Little Learning For Two to find out more about this activity and to grab the instruction cards!

Blow up a red balloon and insert a glow stick or two! 
Have a blast with your very own (red) Rudolph nose!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December Find-A-Friend


Find-A-Friend for December is perfect for an 
end-of-day activity, indoor recess, or as part of the morning meeting.  Get up and move.

 Build the Classroom Community!
Read how to play here.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Holiday Hopscotch

Do you have extra gift boxes from the Dollar Store?   Do your little ones need to burn off excess holiday energy?   

Here’s A Fun Solution!
 Make and Play  
Holiday Hopscotch

Design the hopscotch path using the tops and bottoms of the gift boxes.  Secure the edges of the boxes together with clear packing tape.   
(Before playing, secure the board to the floor with tape.  Painters tape works well.)

 If you do not have shapes available, allow the kids to decorate the plain boxes with holiday drawings and use a maker to number the boxes.

Add a holiday-shaped skipping stone.
 We are using a snowman wall hanger from the dollar store.

Remember to play holiday hopscotch several ways. Use two skipping stones and have the kids add, subtract, or multiply the marked numbers.   

For holiday skipping stones, check out your (plastic) decorations for ideas.

Happy December! 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Super Simple Learning

Wiggle and Giggle With Your Learners

Visit the Super Simple Learning website!

Children's Songs that are easy-to-teach and easy-to-learn!

 Here's my recent purchase from Super Simple Songs with several titles perfect for the entire winter season.

Great for Pre-K to Grade 2!

If you enjoy teaching with music, check it out.
 I can't wait to use Super Simple Songs Christmas.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gingerbread Word Work


Use the letters in the word "gingerbread".
How many words can you spell?

I updated this activity with the gingerbread cut outs and alphabet letter stickers from Creative Teaching Press

The "Oldie But Goodie" file works too!
Click to download the letter cards below.
Click to download the recording sheet below.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Go Away Big Monster!


Making Connections

What does this book make you think about?

Make a connection and design a monster.   

Of course, this story lends itself to several 
text-to-self connections!

Monster Math Fun

 Read Monster Musical Chairs by Stuart Murphy for some monster math subtraction fun.

Grab a copy by clicking on the picture above. 

Use the monsters to write and illustrate math stories for addition and subtraction.  Make sets or review ordinal position.

Move Like A Monster 
 Add a little movement to the day with these cute books by Josie Bissett.

These books are new to my collection!
 (The tickle monster mitts are too much fun!)
 Keep on Wiggling and Giggling!