Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Materials Needed - old plastic applesauce container, yellow paint, googly eyes, orange construction paper, craft glue, paint brush, scissors
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Project - Craft Stick Chick - I saw this craft on the site www.allfreecrafts.com/easter/chick-sticks.shtml Directions: paint a large craft stick yellow, let it dry. Glue googly eyes and an orange beak to the front, glue yellow feathers to the back of the painted stick.
Numbers - counting pennies, writing numbers
Pre-Reading Skills - reasoning
Ending Sounds - recognition, writing ending sounds
Monday, March 29, 2010
Beginning Sounds - writing beginning consonant sounds, recognition
Writing Letters -Lowercase k
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Numbers - counting, recognition, writing, greater and less
Pre-Reading Skills - reasoning
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Project - Heart Shape Easter Bunny. I found this Easter craft on the website http://www.first-school.ws/activities/shapes/animals/rabbit_hare_hearts.htm I printed the templates for the bunny in black and white and traced them onto colored construction paper. I cut out the pieces for Connor and Lauren. They assembled the bunny themselves. I used googly eyes for Lauren's bunny and I drew the eyes for Connor's bunny :) I made the whiskers out of thin strips of black paper. Below are the suggested steps for assembling the bunny.
1. Glue inner ears to ears. 2. Glue assembled ears to head. 3. Glue eyes as one piece 4. Glue tongue heart 5. Glue heart "cheeks" over tongue 6. Glue nose heart over "cheeks"
Materials needed - white construction paper, pink construction paper, tan or beige construction paper, googly eyes, glue, black construction paper, or pipe cleaners . . . for whiskers, scissors, templates from above website.
Materials needed -cardstock, sheep template, cotton balls, markers, black paint and glue.
Handprint Bunny Poem!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Project - Plastic Egg Bunny- I saw this project on http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/easter/eggbunny/ Connor and Lauren have always loved playing with the plastic Easter eggs, so I thought this would be a perfect project for them. Directions: Cut two large white bunny ears out of white foam. Cut two smaller pink ears that will fit inside the white ears. Glue the smaller pink pieces inside the white pieces. Glue the ears to the top of the small of end of the egg. Glue googly eyes below the ears and two white pompoms on the front of the egg -right above where the egg opens up. Then glue the pink pompom between the white pompoms. Let dry. *I used hot glue, so I had to help Connor and Lauren with the gluing.** Materials Needed - plastic Easter eggs, 2 medium white pompoms, 1 small pink pompom, white and pink foam, hot glue, scissors, googly eyes.
Beginning Sounds - Consonant Review, beginning consonant sounds recognition
Colors -color review
Writing Letters -Lowercase a
Monday, March 22, 2010
Numbers - counting, recognition, writing, ordering
Pre-Reading Skills - Story Order
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Project- Paper Plate Duck- Connor and Lauren made a paper plate duck which incorporated their handprints! I got this idea from the website
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/animals.htm This site has templates you can use. I used a paper plate that Connor and Lauren painted yellow. I drew my own beak and feet and traced Connor and Lauren's hands. Materials needed - paper plate, yellow construction paper, orange construction paper, yellow paint, googly eyes, glue and a stapler (the above website has templates for the beak, feet and head).
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Project- Bean Farm Scene- Connor and Lauren drew a farm scene on a piece of cardstock. Then I traced over their drawings with White Elmers glue and they placed beans on the glue. The beans outlined their drawings. They loved drawing their pictures and watching them "pop" with the beans. Materials needed- cardstock or heavy construction paper, markers, Elmers glue or craft glue, beans or seeds.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Project Paper Plate Pig - Connor and Lauren loved this project. Materials needed: 2 paper plates (1 large- for the body, 1 small-for the head (or cut one of the plates smaller), light pink construction paper or card stock -for the nose and ears, pink paint Black permanent marker, pink pipe cleaner.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Now all I have to do is follow the following five steps! I hope I can do this. I am fairly new to the blogging world - so I will give it a shot.
1) Put the logo within my blog or on my post
2) Pass the award onto 12 fellow bloggers
3) Link the nominees within my post
4) Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
5) Share the love and link to the person whom you received this award from
Here are the nominees (I can't promise that I will give out 12 awards, but I will do my best!)
1. Kinsey at http://idontwhy.blogspot.com/ She is really new to the blogging world. Her blog will make you laugh, it always makes me laugh! - check it out. I may be a little bias - she is my sister, but I think she is hilarious and a great writer too!
2. Elise at http://etadventures.blogspot.com/ she has been a wonderful follower for me - thanks for the comments! She does learning activities and projects with her 2 little ones. I love to see what other mom's are doing with their kids!
3. Mother Plus Teacher at http://motherandteacher.blogspot.com/ she has been a great follower for me too. Thanks for all of the comments. Check out her blog - she homeschools her children (4 of them and 1 on the way) Talk about busy!
4. http://amommytalks.blogspot.com/ I am so luck to be a part of We Teach http://weteach.ning.com/ a place for anyone who teaches! This is where I found this blog. She is a former teacher now SAHM - like me. She does great activities with her little one!
5. http://imafulltimemummy.blogspot.com/ I am so happy to be a follower of this blog. She blogs about being a full time mommy and every or anything else!
6. To Ariana at http://crowroosterscrow.blogspot.com/ her blog brightens my day with her beautiful photos and simple posts! I just love everything about her blog!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Project - Shamrock Beaded Necklace- Directions - Cut green ribbon large enough to slip on and off child's neck. String green and white beads onto green ribbon (I had Connor and Lauren make a pattern), Cut a small shamrock pattern out of green craft foam, once you are halfway punch two holes in the side leaves of the shamrock and thread ribbon through the holes, finish stringing the last half of the beads onto the ribbon, Tie a knot to make a necklace. *Connor made a necklace, but he refused to wear it! He is such a boy!!!! Addie is modeling his necklace in the picture along with Lauren. I saw a variation of this craft at http://www.prekinders.com under the St. Patrick's Day Theme. Materials Needed - green ribbon, green and white beads, green foam, scissors, hole punch
Monday, March 8, 2010
Day 1 of the week - The theme this week is St. Patrick's Day. The letters of the week are s, U, u the number of the week is 15.
Project - Dimensional Shamrock - I saw this project on http://www.thebestkidsbooksite.com/st.patricksday.crafts.cfm under Dimensional Shamrock. Directions - Trace shamrock template (from the website) onto green card stock. Cut out the 2 shamrock shapes (Connor and Lauren did their own cutting). Cut slits into the shamrocks (the templates show where to cut the slits), decorate the cut out shamrock's with glitter, buttons . . ., slip shamrocks into place to create dimensional shamrock. **Decorate both sides of the shamrocks - we did not do this. The finished product will look much nicer if both sides are decorated!*** Materials Needed - green card stock, scissors, shamrock template, glue, glitter, buttons
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Project - Three Pig Houses - I saw this project on http://www.prekinders.com/ under the Fairy Tales Theme. Directions - First, Connor and Lauren retold The Three Little Pigs story - emphasizing the order of the houses. Next, they each drew three houses with a pencil. Then, they glued straw (raphia), sticks (toothpicks), bricks (red construction paper cut into rectangles) onto each house, in the correct sequence. As finishing touches, they drew three pigs, a wolf and wrote "3 Little Pigs" on each of their papers. Materials Needed - white card stock, glue, pencil, raphia, toothpicks, red construction paper, scissors, markers
Connor "building" his stick house
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Beginning Sounds - Consonant Review
Monday, March 1, 2010
Egg Carton Pig Snout- I usually have our weekly theme planned out ahead of time, or at the very least planned in my head - this week is the exception. I just couldn't decide what the theme should be. We read the book The Three Little Pigs (which the kids love), and I thought it would make a great theme for this week. Then I found out that March 1st is National Pig Day! What a coincidence. I saw the idea for the egg carton pig snout somewhere a while ago, and this ended up being our 1st project this week. Directions: Cut 2 snouts out of an egg carton, paint the egg carton pink. Let dry. Draw 2 circles with black permanent marker (the nostrils). Attach elastic with tape or staples ( I used the elastic from old birthday party hats). Materials Needed - egg carton, pink paint, paint brush, black permanent marker, elastic, tape or stapler, scissors