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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Preview

Staking blocks with a Jack o Lantern on top. I put a sticker 1-5 on each jack o lantern. They are hard to see in the picture but easy in “real life” :)

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Writing Center: Purple and Orange paper, Decorative scrapbook paper from the target dollar spot(cut in fourths), Halloween pencils(target dollar spot), Halloween stickers (Target dollar spot). It cost me 3 dollars to put this together but totally worth it. I love putting out things that get the kids using their writing skills!003

Stamps and little books

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Sorting Erasers (dollar store)

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Pegs and Boards(dollar store)

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Pouring Corn kernels

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Tweezing Bats into their “Cave”

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Peg game. The dice will stay in the Tupperware so that it doesn’t go all over the room. A little idea I picked up on Piterest!

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Pumpkin Order and How a pumpkin grows.

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Die cut shapes for art

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Counting Pumpkins on counting mats

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Sifting for Arachnids

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Sorting Halloween colors into pumpkins

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They can color on the white paper to test the crayons color

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Preschool

Small Group

(this is a time where I lead an activity with all of the children together)

Finish the Picture

I gave each child their choice of a sticker from a sticker book and they finished the picture. Then I wrote their words.

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Water color painting was a huge hit! We will be doing it again soon.

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Another day we worked together to complete a number train puzzle.

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Lacing Beads

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Word Puzzles

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Work Time

Art and Writing

(Crayon rocks, new pencil grips, pens and paint cards from Lowes, collage materials with glue sticks)

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Trays

(Push pins with cork coasters, puzzle turned magnets, Animal puzzle, butterfly life cycle puzzle, Pop together beads, shape puzzles)

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Sensory Tub

(Theme: Colors! beads, pom poms, pipe cleaners, colored stones, nesting barrels, scoops and cups)

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Circle Time

(This is where I lead the children in Calendar time, Learning board, finger play songs and a story read by me)

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Every circle time we choose one element on our learning board to play a game with. The children's favorite game is to find some thing in the room.

Here they looked for 3 things and then took turns showing the rest of the class and all counting together.

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Here they all looked for something green.

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Here we focused on our first Country and talked about the coins, money, animals, and flag.

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Can’t wait to fill in the rest!

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Play Time

(free play in the playroom until moms pick up, There are many more toys but this is what I took pictures of)

Pizza Play, Mr. Potato Head, Fire Station

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Telling Time

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Source: peacelovelearning.blogspot.com via Samantha on Pinterest">I saw this idea for telling time on Pinterest! I love
Pinterest! I decided to create my own but with a few twists! Caden has been interested in time for over a year(He’s about to be 5) so I bought a clock for our playroom for 4 bucks at Wal-Mart. I created a few paper clocks to demonstrate the times of common events in our day. I also put a paper adjustable clock from the dollar store(pack of 4 that I replaced with a new brad in the middle to make it tighter) so that if something is coming up that day I can show him what time it will be when the event occurs.013

One interesting concept of time for Caden is that there are 2 7o’clocks! It’s pretty much the only time he sees 2 timesSmile Unless he stays up late or gets up too earlyWinking smile

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Arachnid Match Up!

This is NOT on our shelves YET!

I am putting together some fun Halloween inspired activities and I am sharing them early incase you’d like to try them with your little oneSmile

To do this activity the child uses a slotted spoon or tweezers, or their hands to sift out the arachnids one at a time. Then they match them to the pictures.

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I bought the spiders for a dollar at the target dollar spot(all in a pack but I added the scorpion from some other bugs I had). The big Halloween bowl is also from the target dollar spot. I just bought these so they should still have them. Now pour in some riceSmile

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To make the photo matching page, put all of your items onto a white sheet of printer paper(thanks for the tip Chasing Cheerios!). Take a picture from right up above it in a very well lit room. I upped the contrast and then the brightness to make my background whiter. Then print it and put it in a page protector(I put a piece of cardstock in with it to firm it up)

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