Experimenting With Eggs

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Lately, we have been learning all about seeds.  We are switching now to exploring how different animals grow.  With Easter coming, we decided to start with eggs.  I began by reading Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg by Mia Posada. Continue reading

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20 Ocean-Themed Books For Preschoolers

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I know that I said that I was going to do the theme of Community Helpers next week, but I left my folder at the school so I am moving on to the next theme which is-UNDER THE SEA! I hope no one is too disappointed.  Don’t worry, I will get to Community Helpers the following week.

While preparing for our “Under The Sea” adventure, I gathered up an awesome collection of books on the theme and decided to share them with you.  I will have the following books available for my students and parents this week…

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Preschool Theme: Favorite Children’s Books

I was so excited to start my summer session of class!! It is an abbreviated six-week series that started this week.  I loved meeting all of the kids and parents!  Since I absolutely love children’s books, I thought that having some of my favorites, as our first theme, was a great place to start!  Here is what we did…

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Book Review: “Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink” by Victoria Kann

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A couple of weeks ago we visited another independent book store.  I have said that I always purchase something every time I go to one and this time was no different.  I let my three-year-old pick out something and she chose “Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink.”  Now, I am unfamiliar with the Pinkalicious book series.  I know that there are several because I have seen them around, but I always thought they were a bit gimmicky for a book (I tend to be a bit judgmental about books).  However, it was what my daughter wanted and the price was right, so there you go.  I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.  Here is my review…

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Eight Books to introduce Art to Preschoolers

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Last week we had a really fun class involving art!  I love introducing new concepts and themes to kids!  I think that it challenges them in a different way and encourages other interests.  I needed books on the topic, so here is a list of a couple that I picked up with a brief description.  I was pleasantly surprised how many books there were about art that were geared toward preschoolers!!!

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Book Recommendation: “Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs” Retold By Mo Willems

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I love reading different versions of fairy tales.  It was one of my favorite units that I used with my fourth and fifth graders.  Authors have the ability to tweak a story that the audience is familiar with in new and often comical ways.  In this version of the traditional story, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” Mo Willems does just that.  He plays with the plot line of the traditional story, by featuring hungry dinosaurs that are somehow familiar with the past behavior of Goldilocks.

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Preschool Book: I Can Eat a Rainbow!

I am so excited for our class tomorrow all about Rainbows!  I wanted to give you a sneak peek.  I have created a simple powerpoint book that includes all of the colors of the rainbow and different foods of each color.  Enjoy!!

PDF Form:

I Can Eat A Rainbow!

Powerpoint Form:

I Can Eat a Rainbow!