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Published on March 5, 2010 under fine motor

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Isn’t the weather awesome today. It was a ” take our jackets off” kind of day!

One of the three year olds was writing in his journal and I heard him say ” Mc Donalds!” I asked him was drawing Md Donalds and he pointed to the M he had made and said ” Mmm”. Made my day. Light Bulb moments are great !

Today we concluded our transportation unit. I think the kids have really enjoyed this time we have spent looking at all the ways we travel. For small group today we took the felt board pieces and the ” transportation ” pieces and the kids sorted them where they belong. A non appropriate way to do this type of activity would be hand them a work sheet to color or cut out or draw lines from one thing to another. This is a more appropriate way to play and find out what they know. I asked the kids in circle time what is their favorite thing they we have done lately. Some kids said the train visit and some said the ramp. Hands on / real experiences – this is what kids remember.

I got a new wonderful sorting basket at the thrift store yesterday afternoon. I know.. it looks like a chip and dips bowl but you are mistaken! I find the BEST teaching aids at the thrift store. Today Danny sorted the cars by color.

Happy Friday !

4 Comments

  1. Michelle

    Sometimes I need to "Stop & Think" too!! What great skills your teaching those kids. I love teaching positional words with the kids, we can really get creative. When we did between, we talked about how Peanut butter is sandwiched BETWEEN the bread, and then pretended to make People PB sandwiches… they surely won't forget that lesson, neither will I 🙂 Good Times!! Also, love the train set!! You can never go wrong with trains in the block area :)!! Have a Great Week!!

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