Friday, October 30, 2015

Fall Fun Holiday Week 2

Howdy!

This week, we finished up all of our Fall Fun Holiday Crafts!
We ended the week at school by practicing our manners and moving from room to room in our hallway to receive treats and trinkets!  This took place immediately after everyone arrived at school.

It was AWESOME!!

Then, at lunch, we had a FABULOUS party! We have some awesome parents that contributed items for a fantastic party!!!

On Monday, we made coffee filter bats. After coloring the bats with markers, we sprayed them with water giving them a fantastic look. 




On Tuesday, we had the children make their treat bags for Friday Festivities. (This actually took a couple days to make, because, we have different children that come to school on different days!) 


Wednesday we carved a pumpkin with the children and finished up treat bags!  All 18 of them! :) 



Thursday, we made popcorn "spooky" hands, which included candy corn, popcorn, and a spider ring! This month our Spanish word was calabaza - pumpkin in Spanish.




Friday, our Festivities began! This year, I retired my purple crayon and dressed up as: 



It's amazing how fast the month of October flew by! Don't forget to change your clocks back on Saturday and have a wonderfully safe Halloween!! 

Blessings,
Sherry :)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Fall Fun Holiday!!

Hello Everyone!!

We decided to do two weeks of Fall Fun Holiday Crafts!

Last week, we had lots of fun with several different things!!

Monday, the kiddos painted a little paper plate pumpkin with a handprint leaf and attached a sweet little Christian Poem.



Tuesday, we had the kiddos paint a piece of candy corn cut from poster board. We placed our hand over parts we wanted the children to paint, we got a little messy, but the end results turned out well! I did not write this, it was found on the internet. I searched Candy Corn Verses.



Wednesday, we had the children bingo dab a pumpkin and color the candy inside to include this sweet little Bible Verse! The picture was found on bing.com, I did a search for Halloween candy bowls.



Thursday, we had a lot of fun with some Frankenstein Paper Plates. The original idea was from Pinterest. We made ours just a tad differently.  We are not suppose to have anything scary for our kiddos, I didn't think this was too scary for them, and we did call them silly!! :)  We wanted to do something just silly and fun!! :)




Friday, we used the purple stamp pad to make footprints, the children were allowed to pick their favorite treat.  Then we taped those to the footprints so the children could easily remove the treats and  eat their treat. The treats that were chosen. The second picture is a close up picture that belonged to just one student. The third picture is a close up of the saying we used. No, I promise, it wasn't blurry, it is how the font is made.




Next week, (well this week, now to my late post) we will continue with our Holiday Crafts and prepare for Friday when we have two events in one day.. We will practice our Manners as we scurry along from class to class to collect treats and trinkets in costumes. Then later in the day, we will have a fun lunch party!!

It's truly hard to imagine, October is coming to an end and November is approaching fast!

Many Blessing to you all,
Sherry :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Manners!

You know, there aren't too many ideas that contain manners!

We seem to do the exact same things year after year. So the things in this blog are definite repeats.
I like to have something new at least one time in a theme, but, not this time. :)  We may have changed how the project was done, but, nonetheless, it's still the same.

Monday, the children made the Please and Thank You.  The kiddos bingo dabbed the words and we cut them out and glued them on. The song was attached to the middle in between the words. We did also make a Handprint Christopher Columbus Ship, which I forgot to take a picture of.



Tuesday, we talked about the importance of chewing with our mouths closed. We cut pictures of food from a weekly grocery sales paper. We had the kiddos pick out food they like and glue them inside the big mouth picture.




For Wednesday, we had the children color a mouse any color they chose. We talked about the importance of waiting our turn to talk and not interrupting.


On Thursday, the children willingly gave us their hand to paint. From the painted handprint, a bumblebee was created.


For Friday, we painted the children's palms to create pumpkins. We use the pumpkin patch
to kick off our Fall Fun Holiday (Halloween) crafts. The poem used on this craft, I did write.




For the next two weeks, we will make our Fall Fun Holiday crafts! :) Ending next week with a party!

I hope you all are wonderfully Blessed!!
Sherry :)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fire Safety Week

This last week, we had fire safety week! After this post, I will have caught back up!! :)

Sometimes, things just get a little crazy around here and time escapes me! I have to say,
even though it made me late a week posting, I wouldn't trade a visit with my mom for anything.
If you're reading this.. please keep her in your Prayers. She is facing some surgery time, and I only want the very best for her! My time can definitely be demanding when she is with me, but, I will always do what I can for her, She's my mom!! :)

The first day of our Fire Safety Week, we talked about what to do if your clothes catch on fire.. You don't run around.. you stop, you drop, you cover your eyes, and you roll and roll and roll!! Fire is made by placing pieces of yarn dipped in red, yellow, and orange paint. Lay the yarn on a tee shirt made from construction paper. Then fold the tee-shirt in half creating glob blob flames. We found the little stop drop and roll  song on the giant world wide web!



The second day, we had the kiddos place sticker eyes on a 6 inch paper plate. We had them glue on a red pom pom nose and we drew on a mouth. On the back of the plate, we added a little finger action poem about smoke detectors and reminded our parents to check the batteries in home smoke detectors!




The third day, we painted a pretend fire and added words Don't Hide, Go Outside! Next year, we may cut a fire shape from the painting. (We had a dad think we made a scary pumpkin, and we wouldn't want to portray that during fire safety week/month!)


The fourth day, we started on our Fire Dog Pictures. Fingerprints were used as the spots on the dogs, and every single child in our class made one. This took a couple days to make sure everyone got one. We took the fire truck pictures earlier in the week. The size pictures used are from CVS. If you use their machine, you can make mini prints under collages. You have the opportunity to make either 2 or 4 mini pictures. They do not have to be the same person for the pictures.. I've grown to love this feature, because, it decreases the cost of pictures by sometimes half or more!! I use a prepaid gift card so I don't have to keep up with a bunch of $2.00 - $3.00 receipts!! We did laminate these for safe keeping.


The fifth day, we talked about 911. We talked about how to stay safe and how 911 is ONLY used in an in emergency! Emergency was our big word for the day! The children colored the numbers and glued them down. We added the little song that went with picture.




Next Week (well this week, because it's Sunday already) we will have our Manners Theme.

May you be wonderfully Blessed!!
Sherry :)

Ooops! I Fell A Little Behind!

Pet Week:

On Friday of Pet Week (October 1) my Mom and Brother came in for a visit. I was enjoying their visit so much, that I forgot to post for Pet Week!!

The children had a blast. Melissa, my daughter and partner brought in her pet turtles! The children have asked several times where the turtles were the following week!

Here's what we did for Pet Week!! :)

Handprint Cats! :)


Bending Dogs with fingerprint spots! :)



Pet Goldfish! Each child named their very own handprint goldfish! Meet Meatloaf!



The children colored birds to go inside their bird cages!!


Last but not least, the kiddos made turtles!!



Melissa brought in her turtle to share with the class the importance of taking care of pets. She even showed the children how to bathe a turtle's shell with a toothbrush! We let the turtles roam around the room. Everyone had a fantastic time with them.


Hope you enjoy your week! Now to post what happened last week at school! Fire Safety!! :)

Many Blessings,
Sherry :)



Friday, September 25, 2015

Ohhhh It's Goooood To Be Back!!!

As most of you know.. We were out of school the ENTIRE month of August.. We didn't start school until the Tuesday AFTER Labor Day!

When we first got back in school, we worked on our All About Me Books Part One. (All that stuff you need at the beginning of the school year.. First day pics, weight, height, etc..)

Last week, we finally had a half week theme. Now of course, being out of the loop, I forgot to take a picture of the moose we colored for our Forest Theme.  However, the pattern was found for the moose at the DLTK website. Now the Porcupines we made were sooo stinkin' cute, we made sure each kiddo in the class made one, which took two days! (Plus some of this week to finish them up. They were absolutely adorable and FULL of personality!!! The original idea of the porcupine was found on Pinterest.




A close up of the little original poem used: Our printer at work is out, so I had to use my very own handwriting for this project. :)



This week, Sept. 21 - 25, we had an apple theme for the week. You know, Johnny Appleseed, just can't have a birthday on the 26th, without dedicating the whole week to apples! Not to mention also this week our fall season began! Not real sure about you, but, I think of apples and apple picking for the beginning of Fall!! :)

On Monday,of this week, we had the kiddos paint these apples and I just LOVE how the sticker eyes add personality to a project!! I placed the smile face under wherever they put the eyes. We usually give the children pictures NOT cut out and they tend to cover the entire picture when painting Once dry, we then cut out the pictures. When we paint, we do it first thing in the morning and usually by lunchtime, everything is dried enough to cut out.




For Tuesday, we talked about the inside of the apple and what you see when you take a bite!!
This poem for this project was written by me! I love writing little poems for our projects. Sometimes, our projects have SOOO much personality, including a poem helps to let parents know exactly what the project is!! :) The stem is colored, and may I suggest, the triangular crayons for older 2 year olds and young 3's! They are awesome in helping the kiddos to hold crayons correctly. The bingo dabbers were used as the edge around the apple. The seeds are fingerprints!! These were cut from a posterboard and left to be free standing.




On Wednesday, the kiddos bingo dabbed the three different colors apples. We told the kiddos apples are different like people. All unique and delicious to eat. I didn't write the poem used on this one, it is however, used in our apple themed felt board stories.





For Thursday, we had the kiddos scribble scrabble with crayola markers all over a coffee filter using red, green, and yellow. They bingo dabbed the edge, leaf, and brown. We wet the coffee filter to create a tye-dyed look. To save some time, I used a blow dryer to dry the coffee filters. The filters were glued to the apple edges and glued down on the red construction paper. I did not write this song. Sorry for the blurriness no matter how much I tried, I couldn't get it in focus.




Then today, Friday, we had the kiddos glue down their apples onto a cooking pot headband to remember Johnny Appleseed. I told our kiddos the story about Johnny Appleseed in a way I'd hope they would understand. Almost all of them ended up saying they were going to plant Apple Seeds too, for they wanted to grow more apple trees. (I think they got it!) :)  When measuring the kiddos heads, I used plain white tape on the headbands, I didn't want staples poking heads! :)




Each child in the class, we started on Wednesday to make sure it happened, was able to decorate the Johnny Appleseed Blessing. Handprint apples, a sunshine, rain, and apple seed fingerprints.



With this said, we had a busy, yet fun week!! We hopped from one thing to the next, which included having Chapel and Spanish Classes on Tuesday, and Music Class on Wednesday!!! We were able to get in some outside time and on our rainy days, this week, we were able to run around in the gym or exercise in our classroom to some music. We were also able to introduce some new musical games and sing some new songs. We used the felt board for some of the new stuff, and stuffed animals for some of the others. I know the kiddos are loving school, because they either ask during circle time for some of their favorites!! The smiles and hugs kinda say they are loving school!! We have a couple that still have a little anxiety when Mom leaves, but, quickly recover! :) The absolute BEST advice I can give to a new Mom dropping off their child for the first time or any time.. A QUICK kiss and goodbye and trust your teacher when they say, the children are very happy by the time you get in your car!!! :)  We try really hard, to send Mom a text with a picture showing their child happily playing. (Sometimes, today's technology is AWESOME!) Another good indication that your child is happy at school, is when they don't want to leave!! :)

Next week, we will have a Pet Theme!! :)

I'm truly looking forward to making more posts and crafts with our wonderful children!! :) I love sharing what we do in our classroom! I find great joy, when someone pins my posts on Pinterest, and I would like to thank each of you for taking the time to read and use the "Stuff We Do!" I love being in the classroom, and I love sharing with each of you!! :) One day, I would LOVE to include patterns and share more with you all, I've just got to learn how!! I don't know how to include printables in my blog nor know how to do anything better than share my pictures and explain! :)

May you be wonderfully Blessed!!
Sherry :)