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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas full of Family and Fun!!!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Wrap-Up!

Small Group
Writing in our journals about Christmas
We worked on our magnet stones for our parents Christmas presents! The kids all put them in little holiday bags with a few candies!
White Board
Numbers 7-10 with magnet buttons to count. Jack love to stack the magnet on the board and take them apartBlock/Floor area
All of the kids love our wooden unit blocks! Caden built this all by himself and was so excited to show me!
On the Shelf
Our new pet fish, Philip!
Roll a Christmas tree
Little connectors that I got from the thrift store for 50 cents
Counting Christmas erasers
Pattern tray with Christmas colored bears
Animal puzzle from the Target dollar spot Do a Dot Christmas tree
Christmas art materials! Tonging cedar balls that I got from the dollar store. They are supposed to be used for putting in drawers and stuff:) I put out the little try that they came in for them to transfer them into.
Tweezing red and green pom poms
Outside
We adopted a bunny rabbit and the kids LOVE her! She is so friendly and love them petting her!



Saturday, December 11, 2010

Circle Time!

I forgot to add circle time into my Friday Wrap-up post so here it is!
We read "Not Until Christmas, Walter!" We have school 3 days a week and this book had three chapters! Perfect! It was great to recall the details of the book with the kids and predict what we thought would happen next! All of the kiddos seemed to really enjoy the book!
We sing a lot of songs at circle time so I won't list them all but the kids really loved this one! We all get hand fulls of silk leaves(dollar store) then we shout "Winter Spring Summer...Fall!!!!" then we let the leaves fall! The kids love pretending they are trees!

video

Link is up now

Sorry my linky provider was on the fritz! It's up now if anyone would like to link up:)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Friday Wrap-Up!

Small Group
(An activity that we all do at the table together lead by me)
Worked on some art work for our Parents Christmas presents. Shhhh


Jingle bell bracelets. Some of the kids were just working on their fine motor skills but other were making patterns. Caden did a different pattern on each side of his bell:)

We played roll a Christmas tree which I modified from Confessions of a Homeschooler:) They loved this one and it will be a shelf activity next week:)
White Board
Numbers 1-6 with circle magnets. Some stacked, some grouped and some kids put them in lines:)

Block/Floor Area
Color matching cars on the color wheel

Jack LOVES his Ikea abacus(and yes he stayed in his jammies for school :p)

On the Shelf
(activities that the children take out during work time and work on independently)

Melissa and Doug See and Spell puzzle. I'm just putting out on at a time and they are double sided

Christmas colored stones in the pattern tray

Dollar connect four game from Fry's

Tonging (great for strengthening hand muscles and improving hand eye coordination) Jingle bells in to a tall narrow cup

Jack really liked this one and got it out every day!

Party hoops

Dressing doll puzzle-Target

Christmas collage! HUGE hit! The kids LOVED this! There were 2 glue bottles in the center but they are both being used when I took the picture:)

Outside
New sand box! My dad and husband built this because our other one was too small(the size of the canopy is how big the old one was). It still needs more sand but the kiddos are loving it!

Painting at the easel with red paint and Christmas cookie cutters:)


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Fun

Click the link above to download these fun do a dot pages that I made for school. I laminated mine(the present is on the back) so that we could use our Do a Dot markers to fill them in and then press a paper towel on top to absorb the paint! The kids haven't done it yet but I did and I thought it was super fun! This will be out next week but I wanted to put it out there just in case anyone wanted to print it before Christmas:)
You could also not laminate it and use crayons, markers, stickers, those little colored stones?? Really fun:)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Friday Wrap-Up!

No more What's out Wednesday:( When I started doing What's out Wednesday I was in an apartment and doing very little school and now I am teaching preschool from my home so a Friday wrap-up is much better:) I will still do a link up if anyone would like to link up:) The biggest difference will be a lot more action shots and I will include Small Groups and some Circle Time Activities:) Enjoy!

Small Group
Decorating wooden Christmas Ornaments that a parent brought in for the kids:)

Making Patterns with Unifix cubes

Block/Floor Area
Jingle bells with counting mats

Legos, I like putting them in a large shallow tub so that they are easy sift through

Farm animals with the Unit blocks

Magnet Board
Manger Scene

On The Shelf

Magnet builders

Play dough with Christmas cutters: Green Peppermint Scented
White Vanilla Scented

Red Cinnamon Scented

Sorting red and green objects

Pattern tray with Christmas balls:)
Wood Christmas tree with Ornaments
Manger figurines in a velvet lined wooden box
Sand writing tray