Friday, November 11, 2011

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? collage & hand print

Brown Bear Collage
The bears are cut out of brown poster board paper from the discount school supply multi pack
dyed pasted noodles, fur, felt, fun foam, yarn
pinto beans would be good too going to add those next year.  
We did the brown bear hand print a little diffrent this year by adding a head over the thumb that was cut out using the "cricut" Animal kingdom cartridge. Last year we cut out the heads by hand.

"All About Me" Preschool Ideas for Two Year Olds

Hand prints in people color that the children choose.
People collage
 I cut out little pants out of my kids old jeans.
Paper plate faces
Body parts puzzle
People color easel paint a body shape.

Gobble! Gobble!

Hand Print Turkeys!
These would be cute on the front of a Thanksgiving card or for Thanksgiving place mats. We did them just for decoration.

Halloween Fun!

A cute Halloween witch using fabric scraps again!
Mini pumpkins, Indian corn, and gourds in our discovery table.
Itsy Bitsy Spider from mailbox magazine so cute the spider moves up and down the straw like it is a
water spout. 
I have been wanting to do this for a couple years now and I finally did it and the children really enjoyed it.
I simply poked holes(using a pen) in the these pumpkins so the Mr. Potato head pieces would fit in them and let the children make faces on the pumpkins. 
Classic Halloween finger play "5 Little pumpkins sitting on the gate. The children count the pumpkins and glue them on the gate while reciting the finger play with the teacher. The children can choose however many pumpkins they want to put on the gate.
Boo! We made these cute ghost with the children's foot prints white paint and black construction paper. We also added little black mouths and hung them in the classroom window with clear thread so it looked like they were floating there.
Those little ghost feet inspired these too cute ghost shirts. One of my amazing teaching assistants is awesome at doing the children's hand prints and footprints and I saw how well the footprints turned out on paper I was inspired to try it with fabric paint on a black shirt for each of the children.It worked out really well and the children loved the shirts too! I remembered the idea from when my oldest (now 18) made Halloween shirts very similar to this to wear for their field trip to the pumpkin patch. 
Halloween Bulletin board
Pretty glitter pumpkins. Just let the kids go crazy with glue a paint brush and glitter! 
Saving the best for last. One of the amazing moms in my class carved 20 of these adorable jack o lanterns for our Halloween snack! And filled them with cut up strawberries and grapes! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Black Sheep, Black Sheep, What Do You See?


Our bulletin board for September, finger painting, easel painting an apple shape, and apple prints.
Apple easel painting. This apple came out so colorful I love the way all the colors of apple mixed together on this one very unique.
Our apple back to school night invite!
I got this idea to use fabric scraps on the apple from my daughters second grade teacher this year. I cut up fabric scraps with pinking shears and helped the children glue them onto the apple ahape with tacky glue. They came out really cute.
Back of apples:
Apple prints!
Mosaic apple
Sticker apple tree

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Welcome to another school year!
One of our first projects was this simple "soft textures" bunny collage. 
We will be doing the Brown Bear handprint books again this year. We are starting with Red Bird.
Here are some pics of our Red Bird collages and our Red Bird hand prints. This year I have all the pages of the books pre printed with the words on cardstock. Last year we had to glue all the words in at the end of the year and it took a lot of time. I think it will look a lot nicer with the words already printed on the pages. 
New this year I added a book tree! There are so many wonderful books I want for our classroom I thought I would give his idea a try! The books are coming in! We have received 5 books already.  
Here are a few books that we have read this month. I love this version of the classic "Over in the Meadow".
"Being Friends" By Karen Beaumont I just Love all her books! This is a great one about being friends.
The Classroom
Library Area
Dramatic Play Area
Block Area
Science Area
Water Table
Sensory Table

Two more books to share
This is a very cute version of "Old MacDonald Had A Farm"

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Brown Bear Hand Print Book

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
Hand Print Book Keepsake

Through out the year we create a collection of the children's hand prints and compile them at the end into a book for them to take home. This year we used the Brown Bear theme through out the year and each month we had the children create an animal hand print that coordinated with the characters from the book.

Cover of book, each child's silhouette and the name of school, class, and year is also on the top and bottom of the front cover.  I cropped these out of this pic.
Inside title page.

We also included in the book some other projects we made with the children's silhouettes.