Painting on the walls- who doesn't love that?
Friday, August 26, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The children were on their super best behavior- for the most part they kept the paint in the areas most appropriate (not even a drop on the floor!). And I love overhearing their conversations-
"Don't paint on the inside! The birds don't like that."
We reviewed shape names and colors while the children put together these simple mobiles.
The children did a great job following directions with the pile of shapes. It was nice that they could appreciate that in the beginning the circles and ovals would eventually look like a wizard.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
We talked about super heroes as a family last night. I discovered these great printables with situations (I just love the internet- so many good ideas to share!).
So of course we talked about super heroes today during circle time. The children were very receptive. If they have spoken in a way that requires rescue by one of our super heroes, then I ask them to "use your super hero words!"
Now I just need to find a few minutes to whip up some of these super hero capes for the dress up corner!
Friday, August 12, 2011
The decorations are in! Ms. H picked a bridge for our fish to hide under. Ms. E chose a sandcastle. Mr. E found some foliage. It looks great!
We will welcome some fins in another few days- when our water had cycled a bit longer. Though I have to admit I am just as impatient as the children- I would love to pick some fish out today!
We used half sheets of construction paper in many shades of blue. Fold in half and add a few drips of white paint near the crease. Rub the fold to squish the paint around. Then ask the children what they see.
"I see a motorcycle!" "I see a marshmallow!" "I see lungs!" " I see fish!"
White cloud outlines are filled with small water drops and dust particles.
Books We Read:
Hi, Clouds by Carol Greene
Little Cloud by Eric Carle
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
DLTK has a custom bingo maker with many themes. This time I picked letters and shapes- color coding vowels and consonsants. I laminated them with the purple cow so we could use snacks for markers and have easy clean up. The game is a great way to help with letter recognition for the younger children and helps teach categorizing letters with the older.