Wednesday, October 28, 2015

what's in the mystery bag: elmer

I have to admit I have no idea where the mystery bag is right now but a year or so ago, I was pretty constant at filling it with items relating to our story and introducing it at circle time. This week we read Elmer and dived in to all elephants all the time...I found this photo in my archives and  thought I would put it here to remind myself to find that darn mystery bag (handmade by me from this diy) and fill it up! Here's what was inside:

*handmade Elmer beanbag
*Elmer domino
*elephant beads from a Jungle Animal Pack
*squares of color (red & green)
*animal flash cards, the Elephant is from this set and lists facts on the back

Sunday, October 18, 2015

centers: the mixed-up chameleon

color mixing at the light table
color sorting
animal mix-up color forms

animal block puzzle and nesting boxes
circus mix-up cards illustrated by Chris Raschka

Friday, October 9, 2015

how about them apples?

napkins and napkin rings
apple scented play dough and apple leaves
small acrylic apple gems and an apple ice tray
apple scented rice
wee apples and tongs
play apple pie with cinnamon scented cotton balls