Last week when we had our Circus theme, my class made a train with animals. I was searching around for some good pictures they could color and paint when I realized it would be more fun if they drew the animals themselves! They could draw whatever they wanted and I cut it out for them. Then they glued it onto a colored rectangle and glued on some black strips of paper for the bars. Tippytoe Crafts Tippytoe Crafts
Origami Instructions These origami instructions and diagrams were written to be as easy to follow as possible. I recommend using origami paper if you want them to turn out nice, but regular paper will do fine for simple diagrams. For those who are unfamiliar with origami, it is the art of folding paper into a sculpture without using glue or scissors. This may seem like a daunting task, but it's entirely possible to fold paper into very sophistocated and beautiful designs. Most origami instructions and diagrams here will be easy in order to not discourage you, but feel free to tackle the harder ones if you feel daring want some challenge. Origami Instructions
Kingdom of the Pink Princesses We keep reading different blog posts about "A Day in the Life" of various homeschool bloggers. Some of us friends, decided to track every thing we do and post and compare notes. So here is our day, on Monday of this week. Monday, Jan 27th, 2014.I wake up when it is still dark. Kingdom of the Pink Princesses
Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog

I am so excited about the latest pigeon book; The Pigeon Needs a Bath! I mean... who doesn't LOVE the pigeon??!!?? This may be my favorite pigeon book yet!
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little illuminations Feltboard lightbulb moment: I use my feltboard quite a bit. We use it to act out fingerplays and tell stories. I have several in my class, and they are always in use! The other day, I needed to use one during small group and they were all in use. One of the kids had moved the heart shapes that were on the board over to a carpet square before using the board. I couldn't find an available board but realized the carpet square worked great! little illuminations
It feels a bit odd to be complaining about my phone's intelligence, after all only a few short years ago I was playing snake on my Nokia 3210 and a few years before that I didn't even own a mobile. But my current phone is not smart. If it was at smart phone school it would certainly be taken out of class for some extra lessons. Knitty Mummy Knitty Mummy
"Mini Babybel" provided me with product for this review. However, thoughts and opinions are our own and do not necessarily reflect those of the brand. Beep comes the Easter Babybel Bunny riding his Pig in a Blanket Race Car! We created this fun lunch the other day & my boys thought it was awesome! Very easy to make & such a cute Easter lunch that the kids will love! Babybel recently sent us their different kinds of mini Babybel's to sample. Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
Elaine Ng Friis Dear Readers Thank you for reading my blog for the past three years. Due to the growing popularity of this blog (sometimes not always wanted), I have decided to migrate to a new blog to retain our privacy. If you are a mom and would like to continue to be a reader, please send me a comment to this post with your email address, and I will provide you with the URL to the new blog. If you are concerned about your own privacy, the comments will be inactivated after sometime. Elaine Ng Friis
retrospective retrospective The 3 and 4-year olds went on a walk in the forest. I wanted them to document this experience with what I would describe as a story collage. I wanted to recreate the map that I used to outline our journey and then introduce the colors and textures of the trip itself. I had this idea that I wanted the components of this project to be crisp and clean in color.
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I love teaching a weather unit around this time every year. At least in Indiana, March is perfect for teaching about weather because one day it will be in the 70's and the next day, it will be snowing. You can pretty much guarantee that March in Indiana is going to bring sun, snow, rain, and thunderstorms, so we get some real life experience with it all. We began on Monday by brainstorming a list of weather words. After creating our list, I passed out 2 raindrop shapes to each student and had them write a weather word and illustrate it for our Weather Vocabulary board that will stay up in our classroom while we are learning about weather. Fun in First Grade
What better way can you celebrate Earth Day than to UBBER 'recycle' in honor of going green? Today's whole article is the ultimate 'recycle' as I am going to reshare one of my favorite Author-Illustrator ECE school visits!!! I'd LUV LUV LUV for this idea to get some additional viewership and some cloning and replication from this extra exposure. It is the ultimate of happy and inexpensive experiences for your Early Childhood classroom: truly OPEN-ENDED/PROCESS Art! It all started with my whole-school sing-a-long at a VPK (that's: Voluntary PreKindergarden) down here in Florida. {We are right now in real time, in the midst of preparing for our Snowbird departure to our northern haven along Green Bay, hence the 'other' motivation to recycle.}
Birthday are a fun time of the year for celebrating. We are often asked what presents we recommend giving children for their birthdays. To kick off this birthday bash, we'd like to share with you... more about US!!! {Post contains affiliate links} Amanda's Spin On It The Educators' Spin On It
TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE - TECHIES AND DINOSAURS! By Brian Puerling Chapter Two “Using Photographs and Images to Inspire” Oh, my goodness! I haven’t written a book report since high school! Let’s see if I can remember how to do this!
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