Wednesday, April 26, 2017

All about art.



We are learning all about Art. What tools we use, all different kind of pictures . 

  
One of the creative arts activity was experimenting with water colors and mixing colors on a pallet that we  learned was a tool artists use. 


 

Another form of art we learned about is free art. Drawing anything you want to. 

 


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Chicks and more



We had fun learning about flowers, chicks , what happens at Easter. Amelia knows how to work the camera 📷 !
She is wearing the chick headband that was an activity for creative arts. 


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The girls did a great job tracing a flower pattern and adding straws for stems.
 

 

One of the games that came with funshine  curriculum was a match the egg to the right color nest. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring




Spring has finally arrived and  here to stay I hope.
We have been doing a lot of spring activities with funshines express curriculum. 
We made these chick pictures using muffin liners and the worm is down and the bottom. 




 



The shape of the month is an oval, and one of the activities was to make a chic using the oval shapes from what curriculum. 
 Barrett and Amelia put on a pretty cute puppet using them.
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There are letters of week that we go over every Monday and yesterday's was "W" is for work. They enjoyed placing their worms wherever.

 We will continue our unit on spring and move right into  our next. 
School. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The letter V and yard pulling

Yesterday we started our new theme Egg-citing Changes.
The letter V is the letter for the 1st 2 weeks.  We placed Vegetables on the letter V.
 
 
Something else I have not mentioned about the curriculum is in each theme there is collection checklist. For each day it lists the supplies you need and what area. This helps when I  close ton supples and getting ready for the week. It also gives you time to get them if you do not already have them. 




 

Last week we made fun yard pulling art. We put a peice of yarn on paint and closed the paper , then pulled the yarn all around.
Once the kids understood what it was, they had fun pulling the yarn every which direction. 


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pirates etc....


We are on our last week of sail away and will move onto April themes. This year flew by. 
During circle time we talked about why pirates like to find gold coins in buried treasures. 
We did some coin rubbings. The girls thought it was really cool to see the coin come on paper. We did all different shapes. 



 
Lighthouses are also part of the curriculum talk. I am not sure I have ever seen a real lighthouse myself, but we looked up all kinds of lighthouses. 



 
During free choice time the girls decided to make a ship and the barbies would float on it. Oh the conversations that were going on were great!

  
The girls really liked these treasure boxes that they made. They knew the gold paper was good because it was gold. They had a lot of fun playing with the pirate that was with the treasure . 


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sailing away cont...

 
In the funshine  express curriculum word wall words come with each theme.  These are the words for the sail away theme. 




 
This book is the book of the of the month. It gives different ways to sing Row Row Row your boat with different words. The kids really like this one. 






 
Barrett and Lydia are playing the game that came with the curriculum. The choose cards that make the picture of the boat and finish the puzzle. 








 
This is a sailboat puzzle. I got out the shapes and then the kids match them up to make the sailboat. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

St Patrick's day and sail away.

 

Sailing away is the next theme we are going to talk about. We used blue paper and cut waves and then added sea stickers. 




 

For st. Patrick's day we made these cute lebercahn hat. I had one child say it looks light house. Well , it kinda does. It was for the kids to visualize that they were hats. We looked up a hat on a lebracahn.






 
One activity was to make sail boats. We used styrofoam bowls , craft sticks. We played them in water . I love how the girls put in the little people to ride in them. Check out the video on my Facebook page.




 
With every monthly curriculum a nursery rhyme comes in it and it has to do with the theme. I had no idea there were so many nursery rhymes that coordinate with the themes. We talked about the two sea's see's. I think they got it. 

We will continue with sailing away next week.