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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What’s Out Wednesday!

This is actually from last Wednesday tooSmile

We reviewed our colors by giving each child a color card to find something in the playroom that matched. They loved it and did really well!

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We are learning the letters B and D this week so I took to of the covers of books we read and laminated them. Then I cut them up and put magnets on the back for quick puzzles.

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Magnifying glass and shells to sort and explore

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Front and back sorting

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Dinosaur Stamps

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Dino matching

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Dino sizing by Confessions of a homeschooler

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B and D puzzles

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Thanks giving stickers

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Jack used his name card with a dry erase marker

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Sand writing tray is always out

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Our first Christmas activity is the Christmas sensory bin! It’s a huge hit!

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Drake got this Ice-cream shop for his birthday and shared it with the class

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Crayon Rocks

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Magnetic dressing boy

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Dry erase letter work by Confessions of a homeschooler(I put them in page protectors and then on a clip board)

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Magnet builders

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Next What’s Out Wednesday will be all decked out for Christmas!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Toddler Fun

These have all been taken since September(12 months old) to now (15 months). So this is a 3 month span and she works like this about 3 times a week because that is how often I teach preschool from my home.

This first picture is the only one I have of Ally out of her buckle chair. She wanted to get out every activity on the shelf and she loved it and was doing pretty good but it just required my UNDIVIDED attention and I need to focus on all of the kids so the rest of the pictures she is buckled in but she doesn’t mind:)

Spooning flat marbles

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Tiny plastic bears and metal containers

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Stacking wooden blocks

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One big pom pom with a table spoon and nesting cups

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Nesting cups with little plastic cats

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Golf tees to stick into the straw hole of a Red Robin kids cup

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Small pom poms and a plastic rolling pin from a playdoh thing. She LOVES this one! When it gets full they start popping out of the bottom. One of the boys may have shown her how to shoot them out by blowing…hmmmm.

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Sensory bottles(plastic test tubes). I made 4 for her at this time Glitter in water, Jewels in water, Beads to shake and the last one has a single marble to roll back and forth. She loves these and says “Ooooooo” as she shakes them around. She also loves putting them in the holder!

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Shape sorters

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Little hoops

(party section of the dollar store)

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Halloween peg game(I grabbed a Christmas one at the dollar store that I know will be a big hit as well)

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Color wheel (by crazyart at wal-mart)

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Wood bead onto a dowel

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Plastic Beads on a drink stirrer

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YOU KNOW YOUR OWN CHILD! PLEASE WATCH THEM AROUND SMALL OBJECTS!!!

Learning Board

I’ve mentioned our “Learning Board” in previous post and I wanted to elaborate:) So here’s an old shot, pretty self explanatory. The books to the side are ones I am reading for circle time that week. I bring the whole board down off of the rain gutter shelf each circle time but it is also very easily viewed while up on the wall(but out of reach).

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The kids love to play games with the “Learning Board”! The “find it” game is the most popular! With the number I ask each child to go find “3” of something(all at the same time). When they come back to circle they get to put their 3 things on the tray and we all count together. Fantastic counting practice for everyone.

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Find the color!

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We also sing some silly songs and do other random games! The kids love it and it’s very easy for me to switch out and keep up with. I’m posting a video to explain it better and sing the songs(I sing them more joyfully with the kids but it’s kind of embarrassing on a video;) Also, excuse my 2 year old in the background! He loves the learning board and refers to it often!

The Learning Board