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To review all of the numbers, colors and shapes we learned as we went through our Letter of the Week curriculum, I made some fun review games! Note: If you missed it, don’t forget to do the A-Z Review also! Number Review:
Ideas for improving fine motor skills in Pre-K/ Preschool children. Find more fine motor ideas on the Fine Motor Skills Resource Page Fine Motor Skills is one of the main areas I sought to improve in my Pre-K classroom this past year (2008-09).
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An invitation to play tutorial I have been seeing a lot of “Invitations to Play” across the web and on Facebook. The photos being shared are beautiful and inspiring to look through but there are many things to consider when creating an invitation to play… Defining the Invitation to Play Simply stated, an invitation to play is arranging the environment so that it “invites” young children to come to an area in your classroom to explore, investigate, question, examine, participate, touch, feel, and manipulate through as much independent play as the materials can possibly allow. An invitation to play should… Capture a child’s curiosityBe intentional in design and purposeBe appropriate for the age of children you teachInclude materials that the children can freely touch, manipulate, and explore
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Mommy Lessons 101: Five Little Shamrocks -- Free Printables To go along with the "Five Little Shamrocks" poem that Andrea shared in her St. Patrick's Day Lesson Plan, I created some simple printable shamrocks. You can get your numbered shamrocks here Or plain shamrocks without numbers here And a printable version of the poem here Five Little Shamrocks Poem: Five little shamrocks growing by the door.
Play Create Explore: Busy Bags
I've loved looking at all of your beautiful and creative rooms these last few weeks! After working like an animal in my classroom this past week (in between all of those meetings/trainings of course) my room is complete. I've carried over the apple theme that I started last year. That made things a lot easier- although it didn't stop me from buying an insane amount of new things! Back to School
Todd Oldham has teamed up with Target to produce a collection of art supplies inspired by his 2009 book, Kid Made Modern. The kits and supplies are geared toward children, but I'm eyeing this duct tape! Todd suggests making wallets and messenger bags with it. Check out the Charley Harper paint-by-number sets, too—you can make your own painting on wood for some nifty DIY wall art. Modern DIY supplies coming to Target
Quiet Book I'm really excited to share this project with you. Several months ago someone put the idea into my head that I should make some quiet books. This is one project that I've never really had the desire to do, but that little seed kept growing until one day I found myself drawing up the templates and then at JoAnn's buying the supplies.
My Creative Family
As I was making these sweet bunny hand puppets I realized that my attachment to them had grown beyond my usual care and attention and had blossomed into full blown love! They just seem to have such personalities! I found myself getting a little carried away, actually naming each one and fabricating little story lines about them. Bunny Hand Puppets
When I was in the third grade my class took a field trip to Point Reyes, California to look at the tide pools.