Saturday, September 3, 2011

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Among the books that I am crazy about is "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom". It is a simple children's book that teaches letters. We used this book for our theme the entire week last week! Here are some highlights:

We created our own coconut trees using apple slices, piroette sticks (those coffee sticks in the $ Tree!), malt balls, and letter shaped animal crackers (found them at Kroger)

Our theme this month is Language Arts so we decided to stretch the weekly theme onto our board!

I forgot to get a picture of our handprint coconut trees! We used the children's handprints to make the leaves and we drew a trunk. They glued foam letters onto the tree.

Last but not least, we listened to this catchy tune all week! My children still don't want to sit for story time so we let them dance while we hold up the book.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

FREE Kindle Book: Organized Teacher, Organized Classroom

I haen't read this yet but I just downloaded it to my Kindle! It is a free book worth checking out!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Our room is ready!

Well, our room is mostly ready. There are no pictures of the inside of the teacher closet! I have "everything else" in there. I feel like our room is still a little sterile but I guess it will brighten up when there is beautiful child-made artwork hanging on the walls. This is my first time working in a brand new building! I am really excited to get started this year. Our old center was actually a re=purposed FUNERAL HOME!! Complete with VIEWING LIGHTS in MY ROOM!!! So, as you can guess, I am in Heaven in this room!

This is my "housekeeping" area. It is in the little alcove that my room somehow ended up with. I actually love it now!

My Block Area

Sand and Water Taable in front of my huge window! I love all the natural light we get!!

Science Area

Writing Center. In the corner is my big hat from a teacher who passed away a few years ago. I need to figure out how to clean and hang it up.

Our little Library

Paint/ Art Area

Our sink!! I love having this in the room!!

One of my two bathrooms!

Our music cart

Sign In area

My wreath. I need to hang it!!

Sign in area. See my pen bucket?? Love it!!
I hope you enjoyed this little virtual tour of my room! I am hoping to have some free printables for you this week! Tomorrow is our first day of school so I don't know if I will be able to post tomorrow. I may be WORN OUT! ;)

Have Fun!

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Very Hungry Caerpillar CRAZY!

Okay, as you know I have another blog that I am currently using only for my non-school crafts, spiritual stuff, books, etc. Well, I recently posted a great Resource Round Up all about "The Very Hingry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book and cannot wait until we start working on our VHC unit at Head Start! Until then, check out my post on my "other blog" and also a few more goodies I found on Pinterest!

My Very Hungry Caterpillar Resource Round Up
More resources!

My Pinterest Page is fluid so you can "follow" my VHC page on there or check back later to see if I added any more resources! If you need an invite, email me (check under the "about me" tab for my addy!) and I will invite you!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pre-Service is Almost Over!

Hello!! I just wanted to let you know that pre-service is almost over and I will have some regular posts to share soon! I have some great ideas from a class I took today and I am hoping to get some more ideas tomorrow! I cannot wait untlil we can get started in the classroom!!

Have Fun!

Monday, July 25, 2011

"Grand Opening!"

Today's post is my first official blog post! I found out today that I will be teaching the youngest three year olds this year. I have never had children this young before so this will be a new experience.

Keep checking in to see what we come up with. I am planning on creating some usedful tools for the classroom, and I will definitely be creating some more great classroom crafts!

Have fun!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Facebook Mixer!

As soon as I saw this on facebook, I knew I had to participate! My "official" Grand Opening is tomorrow but I wanted to post this announcement!

Kinder Fun, and awesome blog, is hosting her first linky party where all teacher blogs will get together and "like" each other on Facebook! My facebook frog is on the right sidebar of my blog, feel free to check me out! Click the picture at the top of the post to participate!

Have fun!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Blog Re-Do!

I haven't posted on this blog in over a year! I moved everything to my new blog, Through My "I"s. Even though it is hard to keep up with one blog, I have decided that I need a "teacher" blog to post all of the great teacher ideas I have!

I left all of my old card posts on here if you are interested in checking them out too :)

So, without further ado, welcome to my new teacher blog,

i {HART} my preschoolers!

I didn't mis-spell heart, Hart is my last name!

Please follow me and visit often! I am FULL of ideas!!


Have Fun!