Friday, November 8, 2013

Building Scarecrows

We built REAL scarecrows this week!  
Such a great opportunity for children to experience teamwork and accomplishment.
 It was so much fun!

I had planned to attach them to poles and stand them up outside our classroom
 window but mother nature gave us rain instead.
Plan B..... Lawn chairs in our classroom!

The kids were so excited that we brought them inside.  
This little one decided to teach them to count with some flash cards.
The rain finally stopped and we had a sunny ending to our week.  We took the scarecrows, which now have names "Scarecrow and Cha-nae-nae", outside to enjoy the day.  We decided to take some corn from the sensory table out to share with the crows.

This led to an unexpected science experiment. 
 "Are crows really scared of scarecrows?"
The students made their predictions.
And then we waited.....

We didn't see anything today.  
We are going to keep an eye on them next week.  I'll let you know if we have any visitors!

Monday, November 4, 2013

This Week in Pre K... "Scarecrows"

A big thank you to Deedee Wills and everyone that entered the monster give away this weekend! 
Those are always so much fun! 

I worked on a new unit to go along with my scarecrow week.
You can get it in my TpT Store. It will be 10% off today only!

I am linking up with Deedee from Mrs. Wills Kindergarten.  Great ideas to be shared!

Thanks Deedee!

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Monster Week and Monster Give-Away!

Mission complete!
I successfully made it through 30 parent/teacher conferences last week and 2 Halloween parties this week.  Oh the joys of having a morning AND afternoon class!

I love every minute of it!  Where else can you celebrate monster week?!

Check out some of the monster fun we had this week. 
I am also giving away a super fun product from my friend Deedee Wills.
  Enter below for a chance to win her "Monsters!!! Game Pack Roll, Say, Keep-Editable"

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Monster Play Dough!
They loved creating monsters all week long!

We had so much fun making pumpkin soup last week that we just couldn't let it end. 
 This week we made eyeball soup! 
 Ingredients - blue and yellow water, googly eyes, and glitter (special seasoning).

 They were so excited to discover that yellow and blue make green!


Cookie Monsters!
Each student colored their own monster, then colored cookies to feed it. 
 Next, we sorted the cookies by shape onto a cookie sheet.

I posted the learning skills that went with this project on the bulletin board. 
 I have found this helps parents understand the purpose of the activity. 

Good luck in the give-away!