Saturday, July 30, 2011
Or how do you teach letters . I used to teacher letter through out my themes . Then i taught them they way you learn to write them But i found that a little hard for some of my young 2 to 5 year olds . Then last year i change to letter Thursday . where worked well but i find a little flat and not sure the best . So how do you teach letters to your preschoolers and what Curriculum do you use if use one ? thanks ! planning for Sept already
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Pacific , Atlantic , Indian , southern ocean and Arctic Ocean . Now my group does know that blue on a map or globe is water . So today we took the globe from science center and pointed to each ocean and where they are located . Of course here in Minnesota we don't have oceans
but lots of lakes . So what the big different ? Salt water So each child tasted a cup with salt water and tap water could they tell the differences Yep!
We reading a story from Bugs to Bunnies byKenn Goin my favorite science books . Sparky Speaks.
Then we did a shark friends matching work sheet and colored it to introduce our shark friends .
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
First we painted our star fish (egg carton cut a part)
Then when dried a little we added sand and glue mixture and eyes
While waiting for them to dry so we could add sand we did a color by number sea star fish . I found over at www.1plus1plus1euals1.com . Great way to reinforce numbers and colors .
They are so ugly they are cute!
Feel and touch Jelly fish (blue jello)
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
So today we made shell necklaces . They all got to pick a shell and we took them outside and rub then on the ground and it makes a hole. We came in and decorated them just like Hermit the crab does in the story A house For Hermit Crab By Eric Carle
We talked about shells rubbing against rocks sand and other items in the ocean . What salt water and lake water does to the shell .
Monday, July 18, 2011
Well today we changed our bulletin board . We are doing ocean theme next few weeks and i think we will keep the fish board until school so prefect .
First i traced the children's hands . They can cut out or you . I did it while they water colored a sea theme on white paper .
Then we bubble painted . (a dish of dish soap and food coloring .) We blow bubbles with a straw and touched our fish to the bubbles . ) gives great effects .
I just added Swim into School .
We have a few more to add so prefect summer theme !
Friday, July 15, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
So today we started studying the United states and where have we been . As i just got back from vacation and went through three states and am leaving next week for another state . It prefect timing so learn about the united states and where we leave .
Ok today we put up the big map (this is a little beat up and i do have a new one but this one we are going to write on so prefect . Then they stared where we live and colored a map of the United States (this last picture done by a two year old just had to show ) wow .
In my United state boxes I have post cards , map puzzle 100pc and wood one ,map of course ,globe , flags , write off book , state flash cards (i use these for me and when my girls where 6 we play capitals when in the car . I say Minnesota and they say St Paul etc . But they also fun to use a few at a time and something with them to match up to go with each state , like state bird, flower or even flag .
Later this week we be learning about Minnesota more
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
So today we took some information from Team up with at home . Team Nutrition activity book . Lets see what they been learning . They did a great job yesterday with making meal with the play food . prefect balance . So today we colored our own pyramid remember what color is what food group . Then we listen to direction and Circle the grain , Triangle the milk etc . Then some at free play made paper plate meals as balance using the food pyramid again . i can not believe ho much they learn .
so i missed some pictures of today stuff computer turn off then flash on camera not turning off but you get idea .