Growing in Pre K
Snapshots from my classroom
|Posted by Eilis on September 8, 2012 at 11:45 AM|
Remember how fun it was to play "I'm going on a picnic, and I'm going to bring a..." Little did we know that we were working on our auditory memories when we used to recite all the things that people before us had named. I have created a set of printables (including an 8x11 color emergent reader) based on the traditional game. I print the emergent reader and put the pages in page protectors in a binder. After reading it aloud with the class a few t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eilis on September 4, 2012 at 11:10 PM|
Weather is a theme that I have been wanting to do more with in my classroom. I found some good weather songs on CanTeach and added some clipart from KPM Doodles and my own "creations." Yes, I made the "sun" myself....
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|Posted by Eilis on September 1, 2012 at 6:30 PM|
|Posted by Eilis on August 27, 2012 at 8:25 PM|
It's the second week of the school year and I am anxious to begin some "directional art," but the scissors skills just aren't there yet. Today, after reading Corduroy, one of my very favorite children's books, it came to me.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eilis on August 27, 2012 at 12:10 AM|
I wanted to show off this welcome bulletin board outside my classroom. I am a BIG believer in covering bulletin boards in the kids' own art, but obviously I could not do that for the first day of school. The school had hung these new bulletin boards outside our classrooms over the summer, and mine was covered in owls - yeah! So....I looked on Teachers Notebook and found this adorable owl welcome banner to print, cut, and hang.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eilis on August 26, 2012 at 11:45 PM|
I firmly believe in "Free Choice Centers" in Pre-K. I want the kids to have plenty of time to choose their activities. However, with blocks, dramatic play, art, puppets, the sensory table, and more available, I find that the abc center, listening center, and math center are often overlooked. Last year, I remedied the math center problem by creating a set of math tubs and sending the entire class to math tubs during "Math Tub Time." This year, I am adding a 20-30 minute...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eilis on August 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM|
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|Posted by Eilis on August 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM|
Today was our fourth day of school. I used my favorite back to school science lesson (with a few improvements). We read the book Germs Are Not for Sharing.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eilis on August 19, 2012 at 8:20 AM|
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|Posted by Eilis on August 2, 2012 at 11:25 AM|
I am working on turning some great "pins" into some actual ABC center activities. I just love this idea where the kids match upper and lowercase letters on the wheels of cars. I changed the activity a little by purchasing cute car cutouts, adding alphabet stickers to the wheels, and cutting off one wheel. The kids will be putting the correct lowercase wheel on the car with the corresp...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eilis on July 27, 2012 at 12:20 AM|
Have you seen this adorable youtube video called Farm it Maybe? Some brothers and cousins made it about their lives on a family farm. I am looking forward to sharing it with my students when we do our farm unit this year.
|Posted by Eilis on July 24, 2012 at 7:15 PM|
I stopped by the Back to School aisle at Walmart today. All I can say is WOW. I got each of the items pictured below for 88 cents!
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|Posted by Eilis on July 21, 2012 at 3:00 AM|
I have been looking for a book to read to my students at the beginning of the school year. I wanted something fun and simple that would touch on classroom routines and expectations in Pre-K. I never found exactly what I wanted, so I made my own. I used adorable clipart from KPM Doodles.
If you print this book, please leave some comment love - thanks
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|Posted by Eilis on July 19, 2012 at 7:35 PM|
I am one very motivated Pre-K teacher today. Why? Because I have just completed three great days of professional development at Region 4 in Houston.
Dr. Jean was the speaker (ALL DAY) today! Yes, I do know how lucky I am. (That's me in the picture with her) I have always loved Dr. Jean's music,Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eilis on July 6, 2012 at 10:55 AM|
Why would I spend $1.25 on one bottle of water at the grocery store? Because it will be so cool as a discovery bottle. The brand is VOSS and apparently the water is from Norway. The bottle is 16.9 fl. oz. I tried it for a reusable yellow/red color mixing bottle that I saw here and wanted to make for my classroom. They used wax shavings or tempera paint. I actually cheated and ...Read Full Post »