Thursday, June 16, 2016

Preschool Construction Unit

We have had such a great unit this week!  We talked about tools, trucks, workers, buildings and demolition during our construction unit.

Here are some of our adventures.

Monday:
*Monday's favorite activity: playdough with tools

Tuesday:
*Tuesday's favorite activity: painting with bubble wrap

Wednesday:
*Wednesday's favorite activity: construction sensory bin

Thursday:
*Thursday's favorite activity: marshmallow structures (and eating marshmallows!)

Friday:
*Friday's favorite activity: smash mats

Are you looking for some engaging activities to do with you kiddos this summer?  Take a look at my my construction unit lesson plan at my TpT store.  Trust me...it will save you so much planning time!  
This construction unit lesson plan covers 1 week (it could easily be spread out to make it last longer).  Each day is packed with education activities.  I let my children lead, if they want to spend a lot of time on an activity then I let them.

Each day includes 9+ educational activities: 
1 learning center (a color, shape, number, letter or sight word activity to do while adult is setting up)
Circle time script
4 themed focus activities (to do with adult)
1 free time activity (to do independently or with siblings)
1 story time activity 
1 outside/social activity

Included in this week long construction unit:
Binder Cover 
Introduction
Weekly Education Schedule
Supply Checklist
Library Book List
Lesson Plan Weekly Outline
Theme Posters and Labels
Song Poster
Word Wall Vocabulary Cards and Definitions
Coloring Pages
Monday-Friday:
Circle Time
Focus Activity Time
Learning Center
Free Time
Story Time
Outside/Social Time

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Homeschool Preschool Calendar Time

Phew!  I have been working so hard this past month to get my summer homeschool preschool classroom set up.  I am so excited with the way that it turned out.


Here is our calendar.  I think it looks so fun with the bright rainbow chevron colors.  We start off our day by going over our calendar.  We sing songs and go over the season, month, day and year.  The kids sure enjoy using their pointers to point out the different items on the calendar as we go.



I love this Today Is wheel!  I just added a paper clip and my kiddos can easily spin it to reveal what yesterday was, what today is and what tomorrow will be.



After we sing our weather song and check out the weather we then come back to circle and move our clothes pins on the weather chart.  We then color color in the monthly weather graph.



 I change out our weekly color, shape, number and letter cards each week.  We enjoy singing and dancing during this portion of our calendar time




As we go through the week we add theme cards to our calendar word wall.


 On Friday, after calendar time, we add all of our weeks theme cards to our word wall.  I love this wall.  It really brightens up our room!  The background is a plastic green tablecloth from the dollar store.



I bought boxes from Target a few years ago and they work perfectly for holding all the things we need for our preschool day.  So, I had to make theme matching labels!



I love, love, love it!!!

It you would like to change your homeschool preschool calendar time theme check out this set (it includes even more goodies!) at my TpT store.


Monday, June 13, 2016

Christmas In July Sale


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

I am so excited to announce my first annual Christmas in July sale at my TpT store.  This sale will be epic and a great chance for you to stock up on some new resources for your early education classroom!


Here all the details:
EVERYTHING will be 25%-75% off during the entire month of July!
All CHRISTMAS resources will be 50% off!
All NEW resources posted during the month of July will be 75% off for the first 24 hours!
1 new FREEBIE every Friday!  This freebie will be free for only one week.


Want more FREEBIES?  Of course you do!
Please share this sale on social media with all your friends, so they can get some great deals this July!

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For every 50 new likes on my Facebook page I will add a new resource FREEBIE!
For every 50 new likes on Pinterest page I will add a new resource FREEBIE!
For every 50 feedback responses on my TpT store I will add a new resource FREEBIE!






Monday, February 22, 2016

Tidy Teacher Giveaway

I am so excited to be working with the Tidy Teacher as she hosts her blog 'revamp' giveaway.

Stop by to enter to win two of her prize packs!


She has teamed up with some of the best educational blogger friends and “Facebook Groupers’ to provide two fantastic prizes! One is packed full of creative and unique classroom SPRING resources for Elementary teachers! The other is styled with the newest Thirty-One Utility Tote Bag+Plus an Amazon $30 gift card.


Enter to win my Ducks in the Rain Pattern Card.  It is part the education spring prize pack valued over $200!


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine's Math Activities

I have been trying to find ways to help my children learn addition and other simple math.  And since Valentine's day is quickly approaching I thought I would make a themed pack.


My pack includes 23 math activities for preschoolers and kindergartners.  If you plan on using these activities in the classroom please note that you may need adult direction with some of the worksheets.

If you have a laminater you can laminate many worksheets and add a dry erase marker for endless use.
















Visit my TpT store to get your 23 Valentine's Math Activity set!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hoot & Holler

Thank you to The Rigorous Owl for hosting such a fun linky party!

It is always fun to hear about everyone's awesome moments. Here is my Hoot & Holler:


Teaching can be so rewarding.  I love to see my children grow and develop.  They have such passion for learning and exploring.