Our thanksgiving feast is only a few days away and we are almost all ready to go. We have already made our hats, invitations, and menu, and place mats! Today I want to show you some our table centerpieces… This class made little turkeys out of paper cups! And this class made paper cup turkeys too! This […]
Archives for November 2010
No Time Like the Present: How and Why to Give the Gift of Language Learning to Your Child(ren) Written by my special guest Carolina Gomez. Learning a language is enriching at any age, but it is more challenging when we are adults. Children are the ones who benefit the most simply because there is a special window […]
The two year olds were enjoying this simple fall painting experience… Paper plates filled with yellow, orange, and green paint were set out… The children rolled the corn cobs in the paint… Then they rolled the painted corn on a piece of paper… The children in this class do a lot of painting. I think […]
As part of our preparation for our thanksgiving feast, we have made all kinds of place mats. Each teacher has selected a different design for their children to make. This class made turkeys by drawing around their foot and cutting it out of brown construction paper. The children glued their paper foot onto their place […]
While we plan for our Thanksgiving feast, we also need to make a menu. The children all suggested ideas for what they think we should have for the meal… Hmmm, this ought to be a fun meal! See our hats and invitations too!
The children are preparing their hats for our Thanksgiving feast so they can come to the feast all dressed up! We have our pilgrim hats and bonnets… And for our guests, the children have prepared their own Indian headbands… See the instructions to make similar pilgrim hats made by Naturally Educational. See this post for […]
The children are preparing for a thanksgiving feast at our school. They started by making these turkey hand print invitations. The parents are invited to come in and join the children for the big day… We used fall colors to paint each child’s hand… The palm of the hand is painted brown and the fingers […]
Our classes are in full turkey mode and today these children made a simple paper plate turkey. The teacher set out some construction paper squares, half a paper plate, and a construction paper turkey body for the children to put together… Other than saying “Let’s make a turkey today!” the teacher did not give any […]
Whether you call it yelling, hollering, or raising your voice – the reality is, yelling, hollering, or raising your voice to get the attention of your students is not an effective teaching practice. Yelling makes you grumpy. Yelling makes you tired. Yelling increases your stress. Yelling makes your students grumpy. Yelling makes your students tired. Yelling increases your student’s stress. […]
Look in the mirror and who do I see? I see baby Clara looking at me! I see two eyes, two ears, a nose, and a mouth Two hands and two feet! Uh, oh! Where did baby Clara go? There she is!
The children have been exploring this wonderful color matching game…. The game board was colored with markers then laminated and the clothespins were painted to match each color… The children simply used their fingers to squeeze a clothespin and clip it on to the matching color on the wheel… It is a wonderful way to […]
We have a basket filled with colorful pompoms for the children to play with in the classroom… Each child grabs a supply of pompoms to begin with and places the pompoms on their own tray. The trays help the children define their personal space and they help to keep the pompoms from rolling all over […]