Curl up, curl up, we are all little baby seeds! The rain is pouring! (I slap my lap, making raindrop sounds) The seeds plump up after soaking up the rain! (The children plump up their cheeks) Slowly they grow a tap root!(The children extend their legs) Slowly they begin to sprout another that goes towards… Continue reading Parts of the Plant
Hanging in the great big kapok tree are sloths who are peacefully sleeping. They sleep all day, and all night too. They only wake up to eat a bite or two. Then off they go to sleep again,resting on the branches of the kapok tree. Do you know why they sit and sleep all day? Because when they are… Continue reading A Fun Indoor Game as we learn about the Sloth!!!
These little guys are learning so much. Tasks that we find simple and quick are great milestones of accomplishment! I love to announce an accomplishment each child has made by announcing their name and giving a great cheer!I never exclude any child! I found that this also helps their opinion of each other! For instance:… Continue reading Celebrate all things big and small!!
Children have a fascination with Super Heroes! When needing to have them do a good deed, I always say, "Who wants to be a Super Hero? Who wants to save the day?! Look at our classroom?! What can we do to make it beautiful? Who can see what needs to be done?!" This really does the… Continue reading Inspiring Children to be Super Heroes!
Creating pictures helps children do the most mundane chores in a fun, very willing and obedient way. Here is an example: When wanting the children to line up before entering the classroom, you can paint a picture like this: Who wants to be a centipede?! (all will happily exclaim, "I do! I do!") Who wants… Continue reading Centipede Line-up!
The Incas, they didn't write with pen and ink, They wrote with string!!! By makings knots they would remember important things! Do you want to write like the Incas?! You make a pool and follow the string all the way to the other end till you find the fish that is waiting to jump in.… Continue reading Writing like the Incas!
Deep in the Andes where the clouds like to tickle the top The Incas in Peru, they built Machu Picchu! I build my Machu Picchu with 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 bricks, A roof of hay, And windows too, So the wind can blow through... I build my Machu Picchu with 11,12,13,14,15,16, 17, 18, 19, 20 bricks A roof… Continue reading Machu Picchu
Down by the banks of the forest floor, bugs like to creep and crawl about! Who wants to be a bug creeping and crawling? Who wants to be centipede? Oh my goodness, so many legs! Now I see slithering snakes, anacondas!! Who wants to slither and be a snake?! And giant tarantulas are crawling about,… Continue reading Rainforest
Bees eat pollen when they are hungry. Then they go home to a honeycomb. Up out of their tummy comes the honey! And it is yummy!!! Isn't that funny!!
Bees were buzzing about one day, they were so hungry, they didn't want to play! They looked about to see what they could eat and beautiful corolla they landed with their feet! They gathered pollen onto their legs, from stamen to stamen all the long day. And when they landed on a pistil shoot, pollen… Continue reading Learning about the parts of the flower!!