Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tube Dino Skeletons

A simple, quick activity I set out this morning after I received a donation of a bag of
                                    Adding a head and teeth.
                                     Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ready, Set, Learn 2015

Ready, Set, Learn is for families with three year old children to connect with their neighbour school and learn ways to support their child's literacy and numeracy development. It occurs once a year.
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Our Ready, Set, Learn event was based around the book Bark, George by Jules Feiffer.  We started by reading the book together then the children with their grown ups played at a variety of centres. We ended the session with retelling the story with our dog puppet.
The first activity was based on the topic of talking.  The parent picked a sound word, made the sound and the child picked the animal that makes that sound.
We coloured books that I found on Making Learning Fun.  They took the book home for practicing retelling a story.
     Another activity from Making Learning Fun was a shadow matching game.
A fun activity that the children really enjoyed was playing with the animals and deciding where they might live; forest, water, jungle or farm.
For an activity about numbers we created a tub of animals in rice.  The children sifted through the rice to find the animals.  They sorted and counted each animal.
                                     getting along with others
A matching game to encourage taking turns and getting along was found on Making Learning Fun site. 
                      physical activity
             We had fun singing “Knife, Fork, Spoon, Spatula” for an active game.

The information sheets can be found on the Ministry of Education site.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Magnet Painting

A piece of plexi-glass was placed on two blocks and a magnet wand was used underneath.  A piece of paper was placed on top and then the magnet balls dipped in paint on top of that.
The children moved the wand back and forth and watched the marble wiggle and jiggle around.
The photos with text boxes above are from our hallway bulletin board.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Dino Antics Day 12

     The silly dinosaurs were found in the house area enjoying some food.
            Confusingly triceratops was eating a meat sandwich,
                     and T-Rex was munching on strawberries!
                            Just bread for Long Neck.

Ramps in the Sensory Table

Last week as the children’s interest in ramps continued to grow I wanted to offer
                        experiences in different parts of the room.
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           In the water table I placed one of the half pvc pipe ramps.

          This week it was replaced with lots of pom poms and pipes.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chalk Cave Drawings

            I used dinosaur shaped cookie cutters to make these stencils. 
                           I kept both the inside cut and the frame.
The children used chalk to colour in the frame of the dinosaur or trace around the
                                          dinosaur stencils.
                But then they began to create their own dinosaur shapes.
                   A wonderful progression of independent drawings.