Sunday, November 2, 2014

Our Class Mascot

This year, Pete the Cat is our class mascot. The children have really enjoyed the various activities that we are using during the year that are "Pete" related. For the fall, I created a "Where is Pete?" activity to work on the concepts of on and under. I spread out different colored pumpkins on the floor and placed Pete either on a pumpkin or under a pumpkin. The children had to tell me where Pete was - on the yellow pumpkin, under the red pumpkin. I also had a smaller Pete so that I could hide him under one of the pumpkins and the children had to guess where he was. They really enjoyed this activity.

You can click the image below to get this activity. Enjoy!

http://www.teachersnotebook.com/product/dt0621/where-is-the-groovy-cat



Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Mitten

During our unit on "The Mitten," I was looking for some type of cooking activity that I could do with my class. I looked on Pinterest and a lot of different websites, but never could find anything that I felt my children could make. I finally came up with an idea and it worked great.

The idea in "The Mitten" is that all of the animals climb into a white mitten. I needed to find something white and the also had animals.  Here is what I came up with:



I purchased vanilla ice cream cups and some animal cracker cookies (I know the animals are different but it was the idea that counted). The children put their animals into the vanilla ice cream, as many as they could fit. And then they ate them! It was a great activity and the children loved it!



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snowed In

We've been snowed in for the past three days and looks like tomorrow may not be much better. This has given me lots of time to get caught up on lesson plans and games for my little ones.

I have become a big fan of Ashley Hughes graphics. I was really excited when I found some cute sneaker graphics. Spent the morning making a new color matching game.


I Love My Colored Shoes game

Maybe we will get back to normal next week.



Monday, September 30, 2013

Fire Safety Freebie

Click the link below to get the Fire Safety Clothespin Clip Freebie at Teachers Notebook!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Starting School

School started a few weeks ago and we have been having a great time. This year, our mascot is Pete the Cat and we are making Pete visible throughout our room. One of our first activities was to make magnets to hang artwork. I found these little wooden cat cutouts at Michaels in the Halloween section.


We painted them blue and put a picture on the front and a heavy duty magnet on the back. Now each child's artwork can be held up with their own magnet.



I also made an "I Can..." board. I made a large Pete the Cat face to put up over the board. On the board itself are speech bubble cutouts that list various skills - I can count to 10, I can write my name, etc. As each child accomplishes a skill, their picture will be added to the board.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Day the Crayons Quit

I am really excited about the book I just got "The Day the Crayons Quit." What a great book to read with my children during our unit on colors. Below you can find some center activities that go along with the book.  As you can see, I am getting back into creating for school.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bugs!!!

We are currently doing a unit on bugs: ladybugs, butterflies, and bees. Our ladybug and butterfly larva arrived last week and they are already moving to the cocoon stage (I do realize that there are other terms, but it is difficult to find signs for these words to use with my hearing impaired children). The children are getting so excited watching the bugs!

Below is a graphing activity that you can get for free from my Teachers Notebook store. Enjoy!