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.

Travel by Animal

Sunday, November 14, 2021 No comments

Discussion For Circle Time 

What Types of  Animals Can People Ride On?

Horses, camels, mules, yaks, and water buffalo are still ridden for transport and work purposes.

Bulls and ostriches are only ridden for sport

While once elephants were ridden for transport, work, and war, it is now mostly for tourist entertainment.


Community Challenge 

Singing the song 🎵 

Mary had a little horse,

Little horse, little horse,

Mary had a little horse.


The children gallop around the circle.


During this activity The children are invited to name any animal and then pretend to ride it around the circle. 

This activity builds relationship skills by participating in a group activity.


Creative Corner


Horse Stick Art



The children created these adorable 

Horse Sticks.



They decorated their horses, cut the yarn into pieces and glued yarn on for the mane.

They attached the horse to the stick.

They pretended to race with the horses.


Experience Early Learning.




More Horse 🐴 Learning and Fun Activities 


Storytime Book


Clip - Clop!







Music and Movement 


Horse Race on the Dancing in Cars , Trains, and Planes CD

Children follow the leader around the room as they pretend to be horses.  🐎 🐎 


🐴 The horse is the most commonly ridden animal worldwide.


It was a super great week of learning about On Land. Experience Early 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.

Down the Road

Sunday, November 7, 2021 No comments


This last week was an exciting week. We started a new theme with Experience Early Learning. It is called Transportation Station. Experience Early Learning.



During Circle Time We Discussed :
1.Roads and how we use them and types of roads there are.
2.How we use traffic signs and lights.
3.How maps help us find our way.
4. How bridges help us cross over water and other 
obstacles.
5. How Service Stations help us. 

Since this month is also Thanksgiving and we are also learning about the Pilgrims and Native Americans in our classroom we are making some comparisons.

How they traveled.
How the roads may have been during that time.
Traveling with no traffic signs or traffic lights during that time.
How bridges were built during that time.
Maps were used then as they are today.
The men used tools as they do now to build bridges and cabins.


The Children Made a Fix It Toolbox



Tools are for building and fixing things. The children loved making their toolbox. 





Making 3D Roads with Vehicles 



The children recreated the roads on the map cards. They were also encouraged to create their own roads.



Making Traffic Lights 


This is a super cute craft the children could not not wait to take home.
They loved this craft because they see traffic lights all the time! ❤️ Experience Early Learning.



Each week the children love making their Little Letter Book:
Last week our Letter was Dd
Dd is for duck, drum and dog






This coming week we will be learning about On Land 
with Experience Early Learning.
It was a great week in Pre-K.
Mrs. Vonda

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.