Amazing September Activities with Mother Goose Time and Using Transitions

Sunday, September 24, 2017
  

 With the start of a new school year I was so excited to look over all the amazing activities in the MGT September box. The children have enjoyed each and every activity that we have done this month. With our school day and activities we have a routine and a daily schedule. With this I also have transitions to help the children ease into new activities throughout the day.



When the Children arrive in the morning they enjoy table learning games with their friends.

To help the children transition to a new activity at this time I simply give them a 5 minute notice that we will be cleaning up in 5 minutes.

With four and five year olds this transition works well and helps to prepare them for the structure of kindergarten.



The children transition to writing at the table after putting away their table game.


When they hear me singing 'Are You Ready' they come to the rug for circle time. They know it is time for us to gather on the rug when they see and hear me singing this song.








After circle time to transition the children to line up sometimes I sing their names.

Sarah, Sarah, please line up                                                        

Willaby Wolloby name rhymes  
                         
 If your name starts with A please line up(and so on)

We then have Outside and Snack Time.

There are really busy times when we are transitioning that I need to get the attention of all the children. I sing to them One Two Three - Eyes on Me and it works 😊 With 16 children this is very important.

After Outside Time and Snack time we have Learning Centers. Below are some of the Activities we have been doing this month during Learning Center Time/Investigation Stations.



X-ray




Friendship Bracelet





 
My Amazing Body


Our Teeth


Handprint Journal


When it is time to close learning centers I do not really like to sing the clean up song. I have found that it has the opposite effect at times.  So I go around to each learning center and I quietly model to the children what to do and how to be a helper . Modeling teaches them how to clean and where to put things. I also hear them telling their friends how to be a helper too.

One of Our Favorite Activities this Month has been -     Brushing Your Teeth - during learning center time.

Brushing Our Teeth - Fun Activities and more




















After Learning Centers it is Lunch/Clean up and Restroom

After Lunch I return to the rug and start singing Music Time Songs and the children join me as they finish their lunch. Music Time is the transition after lunch.

After Music time we transition to line up to go to storytime.

After story time the children choose a table learning game to do with a friend. Parents start arriving after our day at Pre-K ❤️ Our school hours are 8:30-2:30

Another Awesome Day at School with MGT 😍

Disclaimer:

I am so thankful for the opportunity to use Mother Goose Time Curriculum with my students. I can’t wait to share our learning experiences on my blog. In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Our Classroom Routine with Mother Goose Time

Sunday, September 17, 2017
                                                         
                     

With every new school year I look at my classroom schedule to see what I can improve. I ask myself what can be better? I try to learn from every school year to make the next school year the best that it can be.

Sometimes the schedule has to be adjusted according to the current group's needs. I have learned that I have to be very flexible. The schedule needs to alternate without having too many sitting activities together. The children become restless. I find that in the afternoon my children are more restless. We are really needing an afternoon outside time but it is too hot in Texas at this time. Instead we do table games / free play and the children love this. I hope to slowly work in another group activity in the afternoon through the year.

In October's box from Mother Goose Time we received a free gift for smoother transitions and effective routines. I arranged my schedule cards in the 2 photos below.  This is basically a layout of
our schedule.
                                                                           
                                                                         

   The children grow secure in knowing the schedule at school.The parent's receive a copy so that they can become familiar with the schedule and talk about it with their child at home.

Here is what our Day looks like. We do not have a rest time. Our day is very full. In my classroom the children are ages four and five.

As the children arrive in the morning they do table learning games with their friends .           
Hello and Good Morning ! 
          





















Table Activities                      

Morning Journal Writing Activity 






Circle Time / Calendar / Weather 


Outdoor Play Time




Snack Time

Learning Centers / Investigation Stations














Clean up , Lunch and Music



      



We love music Time! I loved Mother Goose Time's Song Cards on the ring . The children do too!


Story Time



Table Games / Free Play

Goodbye and See you soon!  


The children are excited to learn , play , discover and explore every day they come to school. They are excited to see their friends and ready to start their day feeling safe and secure. They are ready to learn in an organized environment with routines / schedules.


Mother Goose Time Resources:

Sample Schedule from Mother Goose Time:





Disclaimer:

I am so thankful for the opportunity to use Mother Goose Time Curriculum with my students. I can’t wait to share our learning experiences on my blog. In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Some More Photos to Share / Our First Two Weeks

Sunday, September 10, 2017



We have had a busy first two weeks of school!

Disclaimer:

I am so thankful for the opportunity to use Mother Goose Time Curriculum with my students. I can’t wait to share our learning experiences on my blog. In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.