Monday, May 20, 2013

lesson plans....

Last week was CRAZY at work. We had a lot of observations and one too many IEPs :)
So I forgot to take pictures. Sorry.

We are still working on spring and will do ocean/4th of July in the summer.

Check out some great ideas from pinterets.

http://pinterest.com/loremaldo14/ocean-theme/

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Butterfly foot prints....

We made some cute butterflies. 
We either had the kiddos step on a tray with paint and then step on the paper or we painted their feet (depending on how many people were helping me) then we had them glue the body, the eyes, and draw a happy face. 

The kids really enjoyed having their feet covered in paint. 



Below are a few pictures of the classroom. I took them a few weeks ago. 




Sunday, May 5, 2013

counting......

I am always looking for new ways to teaching counting to the kiddos

the toucans I have used in the past to glue cheerios on or the pompoms
but this time around I had the kids use the dot markers
they put a dot per number
1. we identify the number
2. we placed a dot(s) on the bird
3. we counted the number and moved to the next one 
(example - 1 do dots, 2 count one, two then do dots, 3 one two three then do dots)
most kids did 8 and two did up to 12






once all the birds had a dot we counted them all and then we also named the colors

what we worked on:
counting
colors
following directions
attending
sharing

Saturday, May 4, 2013

umbrellas and rainbows.....

This was a three day projects.

Day 1 - 
have students cut a white plate in half 
prep work - draw a line with a marker on a white paper plate
After plate is cut have each child paint both halves, one blue, the other any other color

Day 2 - 
Students will lace raindrops into the plate
depending on your students ability use yarn or pipe cleaners





Day 3 - 
make rainbows with the other half the plate
prep work - cut strips of each color of the rainbow
have students pick each color as the sequence goes (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
you can either glue or tape the strips to the back of the plate
to finish glue cotton balls on the plate to look like a cloud
the pictures are of the sample, however; i had the students count to 6 or 7 
and that is the amount of Cotton balls they used



what we worked on:
cutting
lacing
color identification
counting
attending
waiting
participating
painting
following steps/directions


Ideas were from pinterest http://pinterest.com/loremaldo14/spring-theme/