Sunday, March 2, 2014

5 Senses with Insects!

Exploring 5 Senses with Insects
Monday was "touch" and the color was red so we finger painted ladybugs and red the Very Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

Monday 
 Lady Bugs and Sense of Touch

Books
The Very Grouchy Lady Bug by Eric Carle
Hands, Hands, Hands
Here are My Hand by Bill Martin

Snack
Red Lady Bug shaped jello jigglers 
Popcorn

Table Activities
Red (cherry scented) play dough with bug cookie cutters
Lady bug feelings matching 
Lady Bug dot counting and matching
Lady Bug Puzzles

Art
Finger painting lady bug wings
Lady bug dot painting
Lady bug coloring

Science
5 senses collage
Texture board
Looking and feeling real lady bugs
Bugs and grass in sensory table with magnifying glasses

Songs
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
5 senses
I am Special
Where is Thumbkin?
Put Your Finger on Your....(Greg & Steve)

Ride toy room (gross motor)
Red balloons

Dramatic Play 
bug puppets

Tuesday
Crickets and Sense of Hearing
color = green 

Books About Hearing
Books
The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle
Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?
The Very Busy Spider
The Quiet  Book, The Loud Book

Snack
Green Crunchy Celery cheam cheese and raisins

Table Activities
Green (lime scented) play dough with bug cookie cutters
Lady bug feelings matching 
Lady Bug dot counting and matching
Bug Puzzles

Art
Water color cricket
Painting an ear
Cricket stamping
5 senses coloring
Bunny ears

Science
Listening activites
Texture boards
Looking and feeling real lady bugs
Bugs and grass in sensory table with magnifying glasses

Songs
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
5 senses
I am Special
Do Your ears Hang Low?
Old Mac Donald had a Farm 

Ride toy room (gross motor)
green balloons and musical instruments

Dramatic Play 
Bug puppets

Wednesday
Sense of Smell
color = orange 

Books
The Nose Book Dr Seuss
A Nose like A Hose by Jenny Samuels
Smell by Maria Rius
If You Give A Moose A Muffin
I Love Bugs

Snack
French Toast, Bananas, Banana Muffins
Table Activities
Orange (scented) play dough with bug cookie cutters
Lady bug feelings matching 
Mr Potato head
Bug Puzzles

Art
Water color butterflies
Flower art w/ smell in center
Orange bug stamping
5 senses coloring
smelly marker color match

Science
Smelling scented cotton balls and spices
Smelling Flowers
Orange rice in sensory table
Bugs and grass in science table with magnifying glasses

Songs
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
5 senses
I am Special
Do You Know the Muffin Man

Gross Motor Room
orange balloons 
Dramatic Play 
Bug puppets
 Mr Sketch Smelly Markers activity

 Each day we added a new color of streamers for the color of that day.
Thursday
Bees and Sense of Taste
color = Yellow 

Books
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eating the Alphabet

Snack
apple slices and marshmallow “mouth”
tasting honey
Table Activities
Yellow ( lemon scented) play dough with bug cookie cutters
Lady bug feelings matching 
Mr Potato head
Bug Puzzles

Art
bumble bees in a hive
build a bumble bee
fruit and veggie prints
5 senses coloring

Science
Mr. Potato Head (5 senses)
Texture boards
Yellow rice in sensory table
Bugs and grass in sensory table with magnifying glasses

Songs
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
5 senses
I am Special
Bringing home a Baby Bumble Bee

Gross Motor Room
Yellow balloons 

Dramatic Play 
Bug puppets

Friday
 Click Beetle and Sense of Sight
color = Blue and purple

Books
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
The Eye Book Dr Suess
Seeing

Snack
Make a Face on an English Muffin 

Table Activities
Purple (scented) play dough with bug cookie cutters
Lady bug feelings matching 
Mr Potatoe head
Bug Puzzles

Art
Click beetle fork painting
Dragonflies
Dragonfly stamping
5 senses coloring
Bug Book

Science
looking thru magnifying glasses
looking thru color padles
Blue rice in sensory table
Bugs and grass in sensory table with magnifying glasses

Songs
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
5 senses
I am Special

Ride Toy Room (gross motor)
orange balloons 

Dramatic Play 
Bug puppets


Transportation preschool books!

So excited about some new transportation books I discovered this weekend!







New books for my classroom!

I went to Hicklebee's yesterday, an amazing children's book store in San Jose Ca. They always have the newest and greatest children's books, a big selection of holiday books and so much more. I also love there discount area! What teacher wouldn't! Here are my new treasures. I just love the smell of a brand new picture book!
Hicklebee's is having the author Sue Fliess in there store Thursday March 6th I am hoping to make it back there so she can sign my books! I bought 2 of her newest books she is a local author.


Just a fun counting book for st Patrick's day, should work out good for my 2 year old class.

Love this book been picking up from the library every year and now I finally own one! I live just about all Keith Baker's books!


This book is so sweet I won't ruin the surprise at the end but so so sweet! This will be a great addition to my collection of farm books and great for spring/ Easter too!

A perfect counting book for my 2 year old class and another great author!

I have had my eye on this book for awhile( 3 years! Or more) it was in the discount area for half price and it comes with a CD! A Beautiful large hardcover for only $7.99!







Preschool Transportation

Switching our block area from zoo to transportation. The transportation theme with 2 year olds is so much fun because there are do many things you can do and the children just love this theme!


You can see this same area set up as a zoo in the previous post.

We will start out our transportation month with race cars and buses! Check back for pics of our activities. I am so excited to share with my class Pete the cats version of The Wheels on the Bus! I can't find the book at the store so I am planning on playing them the you tube version on my iPad with the fun music!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Preschool Zoo



Peacock idea from Pinterest 

"My Heart is like a Zoo"