FROZEN POUCH CAPS 🧊 We have been wanting to do this since summer and we finally did it! That’s the great thing about ice play is it’s great for summer and winter!
A and S helped put the pouch caps in the ice cube tray and then I filled them up with water. We let them freeze and then the next day played with them! I put some colored water in squeeze bottles and then the girls had to squirt the water onto the ice cubes to melt them.
We used cold water first and discovered that the ice cubes didn’t melt very fast. Then I added warm water into the bottles and that melted the ice cubes really quickly. It was a great way to teach them about hot and cold.
Harakaat and sukoon dictation. On this particular day, a bunch of the children wanted to do dictation at the same time, so I had the pink booklets for 2 children, the white cards for a couple more, and was giving letters w/harakaat to 2 more at the same time. It was wild. 🤯
Oh, and each of the 6 children were all doing this individually in their own pace, so it really did feel like I was conducting a really out-of-sync orchestra. 😆 Fun times indeed.
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ALPHABET LETTER ROADS 🚗
Had so much fun with this activity! 🚦Talia is still working on learning a few letters. It’s funny because she remembers nun as my name “nora” which is great because shes connecting name with sound. But I want her to know the name of the letter as well so exposure and repetition is key!
These alphabet roads help you reinforce the names of letters and their formation. Provide students with small cars to zoom off and play games while learning the shapes of letters at the same time. 🎬 Students can hold their toy cars and "drive" them along the road on the letter 🚘
Laminate them and use them for one-on-one work or activity centers! 🙌
After learning one letter (or all of them) students can practice tracing the letters on a paper to practice formation (provided in the pdf file). 📝
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Another adventure for the books: The horse drawn carriage ride thru central park!!!
I was trying to come up with something last night to do for this morning, and this was one of my ideas. Ironically, Greyson wanted to watch horse videos while we were eating breakfast… I guess it was fate!
We love Sports with Jay! ⚽️🏀🏈⚾️🥎🎾🏐
Did you know developing a sense of rhythm improves reading and writing skills
Today we practiced rhythm by keeping a beat as we sang our ABCs and “Wheels on the Bus.” We also explored tempo by singing slowly and growing faster!
Our preschoolers were captivated this morning learning about the different materials used to construct houses and buildings!
Our Investigators loved singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” while Miss Emily played it on the xylophone! 💫🎶
Groundhog's Day gross motor! .
Since Punxsutwaney Phil is out looking for his shadow, this game is all about shadows!
Play this game in many different ways.
Use the card format and draw a shadow card. Have the child or class imitate the shadow.
Please full she printables on the floor and use them as stations or as part of an obstacle course. .
Place full sheet printabless on the walls and use them as stations or part of an obstacle course.
Shadows range from easy to hard! .
These can be found in the Pink Oatmeal shop!
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My friend shared a story of taking her two year old to the doctor recently. “You expect too much of him,” the doctor said and then watched as the child flipped on his coat, stepped into his boots and put on his hat.
Why are we limiting our children when they are driven to maximum effort Why do we expect less from our children when they are young and then wonder why they can’t function as adults Our children are capable beyond our expectation and we must raise our expectation to meet them.
High expectation gives a child something to aim for, let’s not limit them with our own limiting mindset.