Spider Math

Today we made a spider web and then turned it into a math game All of the kids could count the dots on the dice correctly but several struggled with finding the correct number on the game board. We do a lot of one to one correspondence activities but not a lot of numeral recognition. […]

Monday Rain

The kids came in today ready to rumble. Being inside all day is unfortunate but we made the best of it. We started our day celebrating Hinslee turning four. That means more pancakes with Cool Whip and sprinkles. Yay! We read a new book and the children really enjoyed it. It’s about a pumpkin. It […]

Catapult Capers

The kids were a little antsy today so we came outside very early. Within minutes the boys started building a boat. On this boat they added a catapult . They spent a lot of time putting cars on the end and jumping to watch them fly high in the air. It was it was entertaining […]

What’s That Big Round Thing

Music happens here every day. The variety sometimes is amazing. Today Mr. Randy brought out something for us to see. We guessed what we thought it might be Some people said cd, some people sell DVD, and even some people said a radio. It’s interesting to me that they knew sound came from it. When […]

Friendships

This the time when children start learning how to form friendships. It starts with all that social emotional coaching that we do. We teach them how to say “can I be your friend? May I play with you?” We also teach them that it’s OK to say no and in turn how to handle that […]

What Do We Know About Music ?

This group of littles has always loved music. Many of them would rather listen to music and dance than play with toys. Today I asked them what they know about music. Pretty much most of them just gave me names of their favorite songs. Melanie added “We can sing songs about Jesus!” Levi said “We […]

Pumpkin Tally

After having our traditional Friday dance party I read each child’s story to them and they made five little pumpkin stick puppets. The main purpose of this fun activity was to see how far along the children have come in their scissor skills. Some of the children are still struggling. They tend to point the […]

White Pumpkin

White pumpkin White pumpkin What do you see …. Yesterday we made a graph with our predictions of what color seeds the white pumpkin would have. Today we opened it up ! The kids were excited and chanting their chosen color as I used a knife to carve that huge pumpkin Elijah’s grandma brought us. […]

White pumpkin

The kids were very energetic today during family time I tried to lead a discussion on the white pumpkin. If you watched it on my feed you so hot and successful it was. Advantage of being in my setting is that I can follow the children’s lead. Their “lead” was telling me that they were […]

Conscious Discipline for Parents

My training this week is focusing how to educate parents on what conscious discipline is and how I use it in my classroom. I always felt like I did a pretty good job of that but got some definite pointers in day one . I’m excited mostly about the energy I feel in the renewed […]