So it has been a busy first couple months of preschool. We have spent a lot of time working on building common expectations and teaching the rules and routines in our program. Things are moving along very nicely! Just thought I would share some of the fun Fall inspired activities we have been doing!
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The Dot Marker Apple Trees are from www.dotmarkerprintables.com
The Apple Baskets are from my website. Click on the link to download the PDF for free. *Hint* I whiteout the basket handles sometimes, as it makes it easier for the kids to fill the baskets with apples. You might also want to see other ways we have used this activity. Click Here
I found the cookie cutters at a dollar store, they work great for printing.
The apple buckets have numbers on them so the kids can practice matching numbers and quantities and counting in sequence using a one-to-one correspondence. The buckets are from a dollar store, the apples are from our fruit counters from Lakeshore I believe.
The Apple Investigation I used for the Apple Science activities has two charts; one for the Life Cycle of the Apple Tree, and one for the Parts of an Apple. Plus it includes a cute Apple Detective Observation Sheet! It is available for FREE at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
Stay tuned for Pumpkin Fun and Cube Counting !!!!
Friday, October 25, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
This year we have made an added effort to provide more visual demonstrations and resources about the learning that is happening in our classrooms. We have an info table right outside our classrooms with publications and handouts about Early Learning. We have added a visual portfolio in our pod area where we are posting pictures of the activities we are doing in our classes and connecting it to the learning that is happening. We have Learning Target signs and Learning Objectives signs posted in each center. We also are showing evidence of the importance of Literacy Learning that is happening in our program. We are also being more cognizant of creating continuity among our early childhood classrooms so we have developed Student Expectations for all areas of our classroom which are also posted around our rooms. In addition, we are using the same transition songs and there are signs for those as well.
We are very fortunate to have such beautiful colorful classroom!
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Monday, September 2, 2013
With the move to common core on the horizon for most states, I have been doing more with "I Can" statements in my preschool classroom. We are required to create "Learning Targets" in our PLC groups at our school. So, I thought these would be a great way to demonstrate the Language and Literacy Learning Targets we are working on. Our goals are based on the MN Early Childhood Indicators of Progress.
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Here is an example of one of the signs.
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