Having fun with a little blue and yellow in preschool

After reading the story, "Little Blue and Little Yellow" by Leo Lionni we did a little blue and yellow color mixing of our own... We have been exploring balls and so we combined our reading with a little blue and yellow ball painting... Each of the children started out by putting their paper in the box and then adding some blue and yellow paint on their paper... Once each child added a little yellow and [...]

By | September 19th, 2011|Categories: Children's Books|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Exploring measuring tools in preschool

We have been exploring the use of measuring and cooking tools in our prek class. The children loved using the measuring tools to scoop up dried beans... Beans have a wonderful quality to them. They feel smooth to the touch which invites hands on exploration... As the children explored the beans, we were able to talk more about our measuring tools which included measuring cups, measuring spoons, and measuring scales... Later in the day, we [...]

By | September 17th, 2011|Categories: Activity Boxes, Mathematics|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Measuring and mixing with a dash of new vocabulary in preschool

After reading "Blueberries for Sal," we became "bakers" as one of my students observed and our little bakers made some blueberry muffins... We explored different kinds of measuring tools and cooking terms as we worked together to make our blueberry muffins... Our bakers took turns measuring and pouring in the different ingredients... Cooking presents such a great opportunity to introduce math, language, and new vocabulary... As we worked to measure and mix, we used words like ingredients, [...]

2011 Teach Preschool Postcard Exchange Update

    I am writing this update in hopes that you all will see it. I sent out emails this week to touch base with everyone and several of the emails I sent out returned to me and undeliverable. Well - not too many but enough that it caused me alarm.  If you did not receive my email then please do the following.... 1. Check for spam and make sure you add  >> teachpreschool @ [...]

By | September 14th, 2011|Categories: Around the Classroom|Tags: |4 Comments