Whooooo’s there?

August 29, 2011

So the second week is in full swing!  We started our owls, which turned out so cute and perfect because our theme this week is Shapes, and yesterday we talked about the circle.  I love paper plate crafts and will make anything out of them.  It is such an inexpensive way to craft too.

paper plate owls

Paper Plate Owls

paper plate owls

Attatching the eyes and beak.

paper plate owls

Adding feathers.

 

The wings are another paper plate cut into two pieces and stapled on.  Because of the curve of the plate stapling worked better than glue.  I am ready for fall now and cannot wait to make more crafts for the season!

flower post divider

Clean songs to sing!

We love to sing and we sing a lot in our preschool classroom!    I think that if you put anything to a familiar tune a child can remember it easier.  We needed few songs to sing when the  children washed their hands, and we needed a song to sing to help the children remember to catch their sneezes and coughs!  It works too!  We actually hear them  happily singing  while they are in the bathroom.

Hand Washing (to the tune of Frere Jacques)

Back and front,

back and front,

in between,

in between,

rub them both together,

rub them both together

now their clean,

now their clean!

 

Keep the Germs Away!  (to the tune of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

Demonstrate by by pretending to sneeze or cough into your elbow.

This is the way we catch our sneeze,

catch our sneeze,

catch our sneeze,

this is the way we catch our sneeze,

to keep the germs away!

This is the way we catch our cough,

catch our cough,

catch our cough,

this is the way we catch our cough,

to keep the germs away!

flower post divider

Welcome to our classroom!

August 27, 2011
Crayon wreath

The wreath that hangs on the door to greet everyone that enters our classroom!

Well, the first week is done and over and went pretty well.  It took a couple of days to get the hang of the new kids in the class and the new schedule.  This is my 3rd year teaching at my current school and  I teach K-3 which is a great age they absorb so much and have fun learning.   I am loving every moment,  I get to be creative every day, how lucky am I?

color mixing

Yellow and blue makes green!

We started off the week just getting to know the children and their names and kept the crafts pretty simple.  Taught the kids some really cute songs to learn the other children’s names.  We discussed colors to start out the week and each day we learned about a new color.  On Wednesday we mixed colors: yellow and blue make green.  We also started brainstorming  ideas for our next bulletin board for the fall.  We decided to keep a fall theme and add crafts as we go:   pumpkins in a pumpkin patch, corn and owls (which I cannot wait to make).  I am very excited and I think it will be an amazing, fulfilling school year.  I have a ton of ideas that I have found online and in my books and I cannot wait to try them out.

teaching tools

This is the "learning wall" in our class, where we come to do seat work, talk about the weather, calendar, days of the week ect.

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