Superhero Theme Activities and Investigation Stations

Saturday, August 12, 2017



Ariana was so excited to start our new theme from Mother Goose Time this month. What could be more exciting than Superheroes.  I asked her about superheroes and what they do. She told me that they save people.




Ariana explored the Theme Poster to look for different types of superheroes. She found some dressed in costume, some community helpers and people being helpers. All being Superheroes.

Ariana chose for her superhero name to be SuperAna and was excited to practice writing it.
She loved having a Superhero name.
Ariana drew herself as a superhero on her journal cover. She said she was drawing a pink helmet to protect her head. She wrote her superhero name on the cover later.
Then came time to make her shield. She absolutely loved this project and the finished product. She loved the Glitter too! 
I use investigation station suggestions from Mother Goose Time in my science center, sensory center, dramatic play and art/creation center.


In the Shape Symbol photos above the activity is in Science Center. This is Magnetic Discovery and Fun with paper clips, wands and  a magnetic alphabet and above is another suggested activity - Super Blocks.

Other examples of Investigation Stations
Sensory- Playdoh , cutters, blocks and small items-invite children to make prints in dough

Dramatic Play-Set out sidewalk chalk and a squirt bottle filled with water outside-invite the children to draw on the concrete with chalk. Have them pretend to put out fires and squirt drawings with water.-Which superhero puts out fires?

Art/Creation-Creating a glasses case for a super hero using paper, scissors, tape, fabric and glue.The superhero needs to keep his or her glasses in a safe place. 

All of these activities are open ended and the children make many choices investigating, discovering, creating and more.

This month's theme is Superheroes at https://www.mothergoosetime.com/




Ariana and Her Big Brother Samuel 

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.

Promoting Early Literacy

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Promoting a Love for Writing

At my house we made a special place for emergent writing. Ariana has a special little area with a small caddy that has writing materials just for her to do her writing. At school I include stencils, a pencil, a marker , scrap paper  and here I have the Mother Goose Time Journal which will be in our writing center at school this year. I do not put too many materials out because this can be overwhelming. This helps to promote writing in a way the children love.








  Here is a sample of our writing center at school.


 I can't wait for the children to experience Mother Goose Time Materials in our Writing Center at school.


Promoting a Love for Reading

Ways in which to promote of love for reading is to sing songs, read stories, and tell stories that they can re-tell with story pieces or without story pieces.
Children also love Circle Time, Story Time and Music Time at School and these times promote Early Literacy.
Children love having a special place for storing their books.  This teaches them to take care of their books and that books are special.






    Here is a sample of our Library Center at School: 

 I can't wait for the children to experience Mother Goose Time materials in our Library Center at School.

Below are a few more fun ways to promote Early Literacy with Mother Goose Time.

Promoting literacy with the children is so much fun for me. I just simply love it! 
                                                                                    




Here is a sample of  Literacy Fun in Sensory Center:


 With the end of Summer Vacation Approaching it will soon be time for me to return to the classroom. I am excited that it is the start of a new school year and that Mother Goose Time will be a part of it. Thank you to my Summer student Ariana. :) We have a few more lessons then you will be off to Kindergarten. :)  https://www.mothergoosetime.com/




Today's Mother Goose Time Activities Are From these Theme Units:







                                                                  

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.

Fishing Time

Monday, July 31, 2017


 I have to say our favorite week  of  Camping Theme from Mother Goose Time has been Fishing Week. First we did the many Awesome Mother Goose Time Activities  and then got to follow up with an actual Vacation/Fishing Trip.



Ariana caught her first fish and was so excited.It was a great week at the Beach.



With Mother Goose Time we did:
A Fish Puzzle
It Was So Much Fun!
Ariana loved this!
Skills- Cognitive, Fine motor and Problem solving skills.https://www.mothergoosetime.com/




What might you catch in a river and what do you need to fish ?  Ariana said - You would catch a real big fish in the river.
To fish you need a hook, a fishing pole, a shrimp and a reel that you roll up to catch a fish.

What kinds of fish have you seen?  Ariana said- I have seen a hard head fish, a really skinny fish and a piggy perch.

Time For a Fishing Game

Ariana really enjoyed this game alot. She rolled her pipe cleaner to make a hook so she could catch fish.


She played around with it to get it to hook and she matched the number fish to the number line.
Skills- Number Concepts and Fine Motor


 Word Fishing
Skills- Phonological Awareness and Social Relationships
 What sounds do fish make? Ariana said- Fish make a glub, glub, glub sound.









What would you bring on a fishing trip? What would you leave at home?  Ariana said- You would bring a towel, a fishing pole, sand toys and a net to catch little creatures.
I would leave my bicycle at home because you can't ride it while you are fishing because it would sink and you would sink. That wouldn't be good.



                                     It was a wonderful week of family, fun and fishing.
                          We loved all the fun fishing Activities from Mother Goose Time!
                           The whole Camping Theme has been so Awesome!


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.

Sleep, Sleep, Sleep Outside

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep Outside

Where We Sleep explained by Ariana

Sometimes we sleep outside in a sleeping bag in our tent.


                                       



I want to sleep outside in my tent. I want to bring a cozy pink sleeping bag. When we went camping at the beach we heard the wind and waves splashing outside.




We also heard bugs making noises. I don't like bugs.
Something I really like to do when I go camping is to sing songs.

Here are some really fun songs with Mother Goose Time Camping Theme.







A tent should be a triangle to stand up. We should set up our tent in a place with no sticks and the ground should be flat. If you forget to tie it down it would fall on you. You have to make sure you follow all the instructions so it won't fall down.




When you go in your tent you can go to sleep in your sleeping bags and you can play with flashlights and make shadow puppets.




We also like looking at the pretty sky before we go to sleep.





We also like to do a campfire at night to keep us warm and it is really pretty and bright.



We love camping . It is so much fun. We are going back next week and we can't wait. We did some pillow case jumping. I can hop two jumps without falling.












 Ariana really enjoyed decorating her Sleeping Bag Creation. She wanted to make it fancy.










Samuel, Ariana's older brother wanted to share his creation as well.



They both had so much fun with all the activities for Sleeping Bag and Tent from Mother Goose Time Camping Theme. https://www.mothergoosetime.com/




With every lesson Ariana also does literacy activities from Mother Goose Time that she enjoys so much. She enjoys writing in the journals and this month they have included Alphabet Cards for them to cut out.


                 
She can't wait until our next camping lesson. She is having so much fun with this theme!

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.