Saturday, August 15, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
|books! books! books!|
|sorting fun plus however they choose to use...|
|fine motor peg work|
|construction vehicle magnets|
|train patterning or matching|
|nuts and bolts for fine motor and investigation|
|adding tickets to the art table|
|investigating movement and building|
|our science table: how does it move?|
Sunday, May 24, 2015
These days, the kiddos get busy as soon as they're in the classroom! I've been so busy talking to them about their work, helping them work through ideas, and setting out supplies they ask for that I never get to photograph the centers I set up. Here are a few from the past few weeks:
|painting rocks with water|
|meadow play on the building table|
|small rocks and golf tees at the play dough table|
|butterfly matching game|
|symmetry play with our magnetic butterflies|
|tray of bells|
|snails and baby snails!|
|scissors work and parsley|
|fine motor meadow|
|sound blocks on the block shelf|
|frames on the block shelf|
|play aphids on the block shelf|
|wood butterflies and cedar rings on the block shelf|
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Mother Goose book in the classroom but I brought this one in as well as it is the one I grew up with (alongside this one). This little succulent garden is a smidge tired. I blame Home Depot and their wee collections that are GLUED in place. There are small rocks on top of the soil and the rocks are glued together making it ridiculously hard to separate and re-pot.
kimochis are popular with the kiddos though they see every face as being either happy, sad, or angry. Even so they love them and we use them a lot.
Group art created by both classes is put on this board along with our Nursery Rhyme of the week. The shelf to the right there is a puzzle shelf (I found this at the Goodwill outlet for $2!) On top of the shelf is this sweet little game that the children love. Leaning against the shelf is our song notebook, a cookie sheet for magnet play and drawing on, and a felt board for felt stories.
Spot It! cards. I gave my game away but had a sample pack that we use during math and/or discovery time.
That's it for our circle time area, I hope you had fun touring it with me!
Monday, April 20, 2015
2. pantone color cards: the kiddos love these and we practice our sign language colors.
3. rainbow paint chips: 1 for each color of the rainbow. the kiddos take turns arranging in rainbow order. sometimes i place them out silently using only sign language.
4. rain stick discovery bottle: for our five senses...sound/hearing, also weather talk.
5. music and stories: our boombox is currently broken but the kiddos often loaded their own choices.
6. rice shakers: use during music time and discovery time.
7. feelings flash cards: we review emotions and empathy, plus the kiddos love looking at them. on top of the shelf is a basket of kimochis that the kiddos can match to.
8. cloud pillows: for squishing, hiding, and/or arranging in rainbow order. also for reviewing weather concepts.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
For this super easy matching game you will need to plan ahead to source out your wood discs. I've purchased discs from Amazon, Michael's, and etsy in the past. Stickers were found at a local craft store but you can find them here (I should probably sign up for an affiliate dealio).