Monday, November 23, 2015

T is for Turkey Stained Glass Project

I absolutely love doing stained glass projects with my kiddos!  Here are our turkey ones!  Once you have the frame cut out, place it on a section of clear contact paper.  Then have your students put squares of tissue paper down on it. Add another piece of contact paper on top.  Flip over and glue the turkey's body, eyes, beak, and wattle on. Trim excess contact paper off and hang in a window.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Train Names

Here's a great activity that would go well with the Polar Express if you are doing anything with that!  First we cut 12" X 18" gray construction paper in half to make it 6" X 18".  Then they drew two horizontal parallel lines and lots of vertical lines to make the tracks. 
Ahead of time I cut 2" squares for the engine, and cut a 1" square out of one corner.  I also cut a small window and triangle for the front of the engine.  In addition I cut LOTS of 1" squares for the cars, and two different size circles for the wheels.  I just colored the smoke stack with a Sharpie for the engine, instead of cutting out construction paper.
My students wrote the first letter of their name on the engine (capital letter) and then we counted how many cars they would need for the rest of their name and they wrote one lower case letter on each car.  Using glue sponges, they glued the cars and wheels down.  Then I drew 3-4 dots where they should glue down their cotton balls.  I did this because we've been practicing "a dot, not a lot", so this was the perfect opportunity for them to see about what size glue dot they needed!
Here's a close up of the train I got the inspiration from.  I'm sorry I can't give credit to the original poster, but it only links to the image and doesn't have any identifying information.

Five Senses

Last week's theme was Five Senses.  Surprisingly enough, this might have been my favorite theme so far!  We had so much fun!  The best thing I did was purchase My 5 Senses Centers and Circle Time for Preschoolers by Jamie White from Play to Learn Preschool.  She had some great activities which went well with some of the things I had!
Every day we sang a song, watched a video, and did a sort.  We also had a special activity planned for each sense.  Check out my other blog posts to see what we did each day!