Rainforest Canopy Layer

Saturday, November 28, 2020 No comments

 



This last week we did so many fun Learning Activities with Experience Early Learning Curriculum . Our Theme this month is Explore the Rainforest and today I am sharing some of the Activities we did. 
I am so thankful for the opportunity to use  Experience Early Learning Curriculum with my students and to share our experiences on my blog. 
In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews Experience Early Learning has provided me with the curriculum free of charge.
I have used Experience Early Learning Curriculum in my Classroom since 2017. This Curriculum has been a True Blessing for me and my students! ❤️

Snakes
During our time out of school I did some Snake Activities with my Granddaughter from the Rainforest Theme.  During the summer she enjoyed the curriculum as well so she was so excited to experience it again.

The Big Anaconda 
We discussed how the Green Anaconda is the largest snake in the world. It can grow to be 30 feet and over 500 pounds!

Small Group Math

Building a Snake 

Ariana worked to build the snake by matching the designs.
She started off building a snake but soon figured out that she needed to start over because it was too short.





So she took the pieces apart and started over.





She was actually able to build two snakes with all the pieces.



How do you think snakes move?



Creative Art
Snakeskin

We talked about the scaly texture of snakeskin and how to use the bubble wrap to make it like snakeskin. Ariana painted textures on her paper in the shape of a snake.




She put the color on the bubble wrap and then pressed it onto to the paper.




 After making the snake shape , she drew the snake head.



In the Classroom Questions to Ask:
What would you do if you saw a snake?
How can you move like a snake?

Classroom Activity:
Place 30 sheets of paper on the floor in one long line and tape the sheets together. Let the children explore walking along the snake path.Work together to decorate and then tape on wall.


Snake Letters
This is a cute Early Literacy Game. The children select a Uppercase Snake and have it move along the Forest to the Matching Lowercase Tree.






Here is a matching set up close.


 Below, the children choose a snake card from the stack.

This is a super fun Early Literacy Game that the children will love and play again & again. ❤️ 🐍 🌳 


See you Soon,

Mrs. Vonda - Pre-K Teacher,
Blog Ambassador and Program Director 

Mrs. Laura - My Awesome Classroom Assistant 


Disclaimer: I am so thankful for the opportunity to use Experience Early Learning formerly 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, Experience Early Learning has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Let’s Celebrate Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 22, 2020 No comments

This last week we did so many fun Learning Activities with Experience Early Learning Curriculum . Our Theme this month is Explore the Rainforest and today I am sharing some of the Activities we did. 
I am so thankful for the opportunity to use  Experience Early Learning Curriculum with my students and to share our experiences on my blog. 
In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews Experience Early Learning has provided me with the curriculum free of charge.
I have used Experience Early Learning Curriculum in my Classroom since 2017. This Curriculum has been a True Blessing for me and my students! ❤️

Let’s Celebrate Thanksgiving 




This Last Week We Celebrated Thanksgiving . The children learned about the first Thanksgiving. How the Pilgrims sailed from Europe on the Mayflower to settle in Plymouth. The winter was very cold and many Pilgrims got sick and did not live through the winter.. The Native Americans helped them They helped them to plant corn and taught them about growing pumpkins, beans, peas and other crops. In the Fall the harvest was bountiful. The Pilgrims wanted to show their thankfulness & appreciation to the tribes for their wisdom and kindness with a feast.
The Native Americans came to the feast and they all celebrated for 3 days.
 
The Children were very  interested in learning about the First Thanksgiving. During this week I extended it into my learning centers.
 


In Dramatic Play there were dress up clothes and foods for a Pretend Feast.


At the link below I downloaded this awesome packet from 
Experience Early Learning.

It contains games, circle time suggestions, snack ideas and more. It is an amazing resource to have when planning your Thanksgiving Celebration.



A Cute Circle Time Song 
Sung to the tune “Hokey Pokey”
Turkey Waddle 



Learning About Chores Pilgrims Did and All About a Pilgrim Girl’s Day



Thankful Turkey 
What are you thankful for?
For this activity you add a feather for each child and write what he or she is thankful for.

  
The children in my class made thankful placemats for our Thanksgiving Feast. Each child added what they are thankful for. 










The packet included a cute snack idea -
Turkey Snack and Corn Painting.





Here are a few photos from Our Thanksgiving Feast 










The packet also includes some really cute games.
Turkey Bowling 
Stuff the Turkey 









These could also be used in other ways . The number turkeys could be made into a math game and stuff the turkey bag, close it up & use it as a prop in dramatic play.




Awesome Sensory Ideas




A Sensory Activity from my Classroom 










Fun Thanksgiving Celebration Activities we did in class.


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

We had such a Wonderful Time of Learning with Experience Early Learning. I can’t wait to share next Time’s Learning Adventures.
See you Soon,

Mrs. Vonda - Pre-K Teacher,
Blog Ambassador and Program Director 

Mrs. Laura - My Awesome Classroom Assistant 

 

Disclaimer: I am so thankful for the opportunity to use Experience Early Learning formerly 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, Experience Early Learning has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Five Little Monkeys

Saturday, November 14, 2020 No comments


This last week we did so many fun Learning Activities with Experience Early Learning Curriculum . Our Theme this month is Explore the Rainforest and today I am sharing some of the Activities we did. 
I am so thankful for the opportunity to use  Experience Early Learning Curriculum with my students and to share our experiences on my blog. 
In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews Experience Early Learning has provided me with the curriculum free of charge.
I have used Experience Early Learning Curriculum in my Classroom since 2017. This Curriculum has been a True Blessing for me and my students! ❤️

Explore the Rainforest Week 2



Learning About Monkeys In the Rainforest 
Some species of monkeys found in the rainforest are spider monkeys, howlers, and squirrel monkeys. 

Spider monkeys are usually black, with some white hair around their chin and other areas .

Howlers have large necks and jaws that allow them to make loud noises.

Squirrel monkeys are some of the smallest in the rainforest because they only measure nine to fourteen inches tall and weigh about two pounds. 

The abundance of trees and food make rainforests a great home for monkeys.

Howler Monkeys have tails called prehensile tails which can grip branches.



Fun Creative Art Project  :  πŸ’ 
Making a Monkey Mask


For Art , Make & Play the children made these adorable Monkey Masks.

Monkeys in the Rainforest eat fruits, leaves, nuts and sometimes insects.



The Monkeys find their food in trees.


The children loved their fun monkey masks!



The Children Learned a fun Monkey Poem  

Five Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree. Teasing “ Mr. Jaguar can’t catch me!” 

First There Are Five Monkeys and they are taken away one by one while chanting the rhyme.



Five Little Monkeys 


Four Little Monkeys 


Three Little Monkeys 




Two Little Monkeys 


One Little Monkey 

 
Then, no more monkeys swinging in the tree.

What might have happened if the monkey invited the Jaguar to play with him instead of teasing him?

This activity is a great opportunity to talk about how teasing can hurt someone. How words can impact others. They can make someone feel  happy or sad.
There are great choices to make friends feel happy and welcome.
Everyone wants to feel welcome and to be a part.
❤️😊


Our Letter of the Week!
Upper Case and Lower Case Mm
We went over the Letter M Sound!
The Letter Mm Formation.
Finding Things That Start With Letter Mm

Monkey πŸ’ Starts with the Letter Mm.

We had such a Wonderful Time of Learning with Experience Early Learning. I can’t wait to share next Time’s Learning Adventures.
See you Soon,

Mrs. Vonda - Pre-K Teacher,
Blog Ambassador and Program Director 

Mrs. Laura - My Awesome Classroom Assistant 




Disclaimer: I am so thankful for the opportunity to use Experience Early Learning formerly 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, Experience Early Learning has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Rainforest Floor Layer

Sunday, November 8, 2020 No comments





This last week we did so many fun Learning Activities with Experience Early Learning Curriculum . Our Theme this month is Explore the Rainforest and today I am sharing some of the Activities we did. 
I am so thankful for the opportunity to use  Experience Early Learning Curriculum with my students and to share our experiences on my blog. 
In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews Experience Early Learning has provided me with the curriculum free of charge.
I have used Experience Early Learning Curriculum in my Classroom since 2017. This Curriculum has been a True Blessing for me and my students! ❤️

Jaguars 
This week we started our new theme - Explore the Rainforest. Jaguars are an animal in the Rainforest.
Jaguars live in the forest floor layer.They have spots on their fur and are good at hiding. Jaguars are fast and can leap from tree to tree. They are an endangered species.




Jaguars are endangered because people are destroying their habitats. An endangered species is any type of plant or animal that is in danger of disappearing forever. A habitat is a place that an animal lives. It provides the animal with food, water and shelter. 


J Is for Jaguar 


For Creative Art the children made. a  J for Jaguar. They decorated the Jaguars with dots and attached the eyes & whiskers.

How big is a Real Jaguar?
The jaguar is the third biggest cat in the world - after the tiger and the lion - and is the largest cat in the Americas. They can grow up to 170cm long, not including their impressive tails which can be up to 80cm.



How far can a Jaguar jump?
A jaguar can leap 10 feet high off the ground, 





Big Breath Names and Syllable Practice 


Trees give people and animals like the Jaguar fresh breath.
The children practiced writing their names on the the monkey nameplates.
They then put them face down and mixed them up.
They selected one and took a deep breath for each syllable in the name chosen.







This month our journal is a
Rainforest Journal 


Each child is encouraged to draw themselves in the rainforest and add animals to the cover if desired.
They also get more name writing practice by writing their name on the front of the cover.


Inside the Journal there are journaling ideas along with Letter M, J &D and Number 5&6 tracing pages.
This month it also features the Shape- Hexagon and Color- Green.


 
A Fun Song to Do at Closing Time:  
πŸ† πŸ„ 
Invite children to sit on a towel and pretend it is a lily pad.

Music and Movement 
Jungle Layers
Sung to the tune of “The farmer in the Dell” 




We had such a Wonderful Time of Learning with Experience Early Learning. I can’t wait to share next Time’s Learning Adventures.
See you Soon,

Mrs. Vonda - Pre-K Teacher,
Blog Ambassador and Program Director 

Mrs. Laura - My Awesome Classroom Assistant 





Disclaimer: I am so thankful for the opportunity to use Experience Early Learning formerly 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, Experience Early Learning has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.