Animal Tracks

Sunday, January 9, 2022 No comments


We have been learning about Outdoor Sights and Sounds.

This week we learned about Animal tracks in the snow. If you walked into the woods on a snow covered morning you may find several different tracks on the ground.
You may find tracks from a  bobcat, deer, beaver, coyote, raccoon, skunk, squirrel and tracks from other animals.

Below is a Guide of Animal Tracks from Experience Early Learning.  Experience Early Learning



This last week the children did an Awesome Hands On Creative Corner Activity. This activity was one of their most favorite things to do! They loved this activity.

The Actlvity was called: Snow Tracks.



The children used shaving cream, white paint,
blue paper, a polar bear block center toy and a penguin block center toy

They painted on the shaving cream and paint to the bottoms of the polar bear and penguin.

They then made Animal Tracks.









They were excited to see the difference in the Animal Tracks.






 Next week we are looking forward to learning about the Snow Owl with Experience Early Learning.
Mrs. Vonda’s Pre-K Class  Experience Early Learning
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.

Orchestra - Cozy Winter Senses

Sunday, December 5, 2021 No comments


This last week the children learned about sounds, communication and musical instruments. 

When children sing they can learn the sounds and meaning of language.When children dance to music they build and develop their motor skills. Music can also make children feel a range of emotions. Music also plays an important role in different cultures.
The children learned that some musical instruments have strings.

Some instruments that have strings are the guitar, electric bass, violin, viola, cello, double bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and harp.

In Creative Corner the children were going to make a Violin Prop so the children watched a little girl in a video playing a violin.

 They were amazed that she could play a violin so well.

 One of the children in my class shared the she takes violin lessons.


Creative Corner : Violin Prop



The children helped to create their violin props. They played together and pretended to run the bow over the strings. They could not wait to take them home and show their parents.





Piano Key Game 




The children really enjoyed this fun game. For this game each child would flip a card over then find that colored music note on the Piano Key Poster. Then Tap that same colored key with a finger. The children continued taking turns and flipping over more cards.







Other instruments we explored this last week were the drum,
woodwind instruments, horns and piano.


Making Sounds Together 



The children love ❤️ playing the instruments together. The louder , the better!! 😀❤️




It was a great week and next week we will be exploring Indoor Sights and Sounds during our Theme Cozy Winter Senses from Experience Early Learning. Experience Early Learning.


Indoor Sights and Sounds   🍪 ❤️🎄
Coming this Week!

Mrs. Vonda’s Pre-k


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.

Cozy Winter Senses

Saturday, November 27, 2021 No comments



Next week we start one of my most favorite themes. 
Cozy Winter Senses.
It includes Orchestra, Outdoor Sights & Sounds,  Indoor Sights & Sounds and Light & Dark.





This is so exciting during the month of December because it includes many of the sights, sounds and other senses of Christmas. It also shares the wonders of the Winter Season.

Below l am sharing a few of the activities from the curriculum.
  


Orchestra 



The children will love learning about instruments by exploring them and hearing their sounds. 

The children will make a Violin Prop.


Outdoor Sights and Sounds 
 




Children will explore the outside world.  Learning about animals, plants and sounds in nature.
The children will make a bell shaker and have The Polar Express Story Time.


Indoor Sights & Sounds



When the children are smelling cookies or banging on pots they are engaging in sensory play.
During the process they stimulate their senses.

The children will be decorating Gingerbread Man Cookies and Doing Cookie Art.


Light & Dark



The Children will be learning about Candle Light, Stars, Shadows, Winter Days and Winter Nights 


I am looking forward to this Awesome and Exciting Theme. I will be sharing posts of our fun filled days of Learning !

Mrs. Vonda’s Pre-K ❤️🎄
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.

Thanksgiving

Let’s Celebrate Thanksgiving 




Thanksgiving 2021



The Week Before Thanksgiving we had a Celebration  and the children learned about the first Thanksgiving. They learned 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.
 Experience Early Learning.


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.






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.


Dramatic Play, Block Center, Mayflower Art and Writing Center 

Different ways of Travel 

More Learning Centers



It was a Great Week! 🦃 
❤️ Mrs.Vonda’s Pre-K



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.