Our recent “Awesome Authors” class focused on David Shannon. I had so many ideas! I really had to limit myself. Most of the kids were familiar with David Shannon’s work, especially the “David” books. Here is what we did…
I am always trying to introduce new ways of thinking to my class. This week, we focused on art. We read several books on art (see post here) and had several more for parents to look through and read to their children. We also created some fine art, if I do say so myself. Here is what we did….
Today we are going to talk about amazing mothers! I can’t wait! We are going to create fun crafts, books, and sing songs. I wanted to include some Spanish in the mix, so I created this very easy activity for the kids to do. On one side are the family members, mom, dad, sister, brother, grandmother, and grandfather, in English. After cutting out the Spanish words for each family member, the kids are going to match the words up and glue them on the table.
Enjoy, and Happy Mother’s Day!! Miss Jenny
Last week we had a really fun class involving art! I love introducing new concepts and themes to kids! I think that it challenges them in a different way and encourages other interests. I needed books on the topic, so here is a list of a couple that I picked up with a brief description. I was pleasantly surprised how many books there were about art that were geared toward preschoolers!!!
I am warning you that the pictures in this post may be extremely boring to most people…however, they are very exciting to my 3 year old!
I have to start by telling you of My Daughter’s intense fear of thunderstorms. She has always gone crazy when she hears them. At night, she runs in our room, screams, cries, whatever. During the day, she hides under blankets and behind couches. I wondered how we could help her overcome this fear.
We are currently fitting a lot more science-type learning into our daily lives, so I thought that we could try to observe weather. I was hoping that thinking about the rain and thunder in a scientific way may help calm My Daughter’s fears. Here is what we did…
I knew that somewhere along with way, I wanted to plant seeds with my preschoolers. I also knew that I wanted to read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle before we planted. Since Carle has so many beloved children’s book, I decided to do a Eric Carle author study. We didn’t get to everything that I had planned, but I guess it is better to have too much, than not enough! Here is what we did get to….
I always get so excited on Sundays for my Monday mom and tot class! I am extra excited this week because tomorrow I am reading one of my favorite picture books, Bark, George by Jules Fieffer.
I want to encourage my kids to question and explore the world around them everyday. I think that that kind of thinking will help them in so many ways down the road. So, I want to start a science journal for my 3 year old. I tend to way over think things and this science journal is turning out to be no exception. Should I use an actual notebook? What should the format be? What should go into the journal?-ARGH! I had so many questions that I felt like it was never going to get done, because I didn’t know how to start!
Although there is snow in our forecast, supposedly Spring has started, so this week I went with the theme of bugs and creepy crawlers. I added some early geometry centers into the mix. I also had a sensory center and an adorable (if I do say so myself) craft. However, first we started with our circle time…