Category Archives: Skills

more Easter fun with PAINTED EGGS

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When I was deciding how to color eggs this year, I wanted to do something really special.  I search the web and still didn’t find what I was looking for.  Then we brought out our stack of Easter books, and … Continue reading

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practice balancing with the EASTER EGG walk

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What you need: plastic Easter eggs, Easter basket, assorted kitchen utensils S and T loved this Easter activity. I filled a bucket with plastic Easter eggs and laid out a variety of kitchen utensils: wooden spoon, table spoon, potatoe masher, … Continue reading

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get ready for Easter with EASTER EGG NUMBER HUNT

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Easter is just around the corner.  We pulled out all of the plastic eggs,  bunny ears and Easter books.  Now you just know that a regular old egg hunt is not going to fly around here!  It took a little … Continue reading

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Letter of the week. . .week ~ Chicka Chicka Boom Boom flannel story

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Have you heard of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom?  If not, get in the car and drive to the bookstore. . .you MUST own this book!  Between teaching preschool and reading to my own little ones, no other book has had … Continue reading

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letter of the week. . .week ~ LETTER SOUND GAMES

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Playing with letter sounds is so much fun, we are always finding new ways to add in a little practice.  In fact tonight after our story I asked M and M to give me a word that started with the … Continue reading

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letter of the week. . .week ~ M BAG

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Do you remember the Mystery Bag activity Little M and T.L. enjoyed while we were exploring Sense of Touch?  I changed the rules just a bit to make it work for our letter of the week M Bag and “WOW” … Continue reading

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letter of the week. . .week ~ LETTER BOX

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Back in December I posted a list of letter activities great to accompany the letter of the week.  This week I am going to be introducing them again.  Since our letter of the week is M, and isn’t that fitting … Continue reading

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painting a still life. . .GARDENING portrait

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I was really trying to find a good art activity to accompany our week of gardening.  I knew I wanted Little M to create a piece of art that would represent the peat pot still completely brown. . .waiting to … Continue reading

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recording data. . .GARDENING research journal

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After we planted our seeds on Sunday, we came inside.  It was windy and really cold so I started a fire and spread the art mat out on the floor.  We got right to work on research journals to accompany … Continue reading

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singing while we work. . .GARDENING song

I love to sing, always have, so we sing A LOT around here.  When we find a great song we can be heard singing it all day, and the best songs are the ones that can be added to or … Continue reading

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