Saturday, January 31, 2015

Are You Ready for a Blog Hop?!




The Special Ed Blog hop starts tomorrow. There will be freebies, tips and tricks, and lots of other fun stuff! :) Make sure to check it out daily in the month of February!



Friday, January 30, 2015

Five for Friday- Winter

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I don't know about you, but for me this week was SUPER LONG! My baby girl was really sick this week and so I was running on very little sleep and I am looking forward to relaxing this weekend!
Anyways, here are some of the activities we did this week.

1. We played a penguin shape matching game. Match the penguin dad and egg.

2. I know Valentine's is a little ways away, but we started practicing this Valentine positional word book. You can find this here. 


3. We played with the cookie tray activities. You can find them here. Some of the mats I have made into file folder games too. Variety keeps my kids interested!


4. I changed out the noodles in our fine motor containers and used cotton balls to be 'snow'. The kids loved it!


5. I got these fun letter construction magnets from Scholastic. They are made by Learning Resources.I can't wait to try them with my kids. Ethan had fun with them.  


Link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share what you've been up to this week. Have a great weekend!





Sunday, January 25, 2015

File Folder or Cookie Sheet Activities

My kids have been loving these new cookie tray activities that I made. The great thing about these mats are they can be used as file folder activities or on cookie trays or even just in dry erase pockets and have the kids place the correct cards on top. Whatever works for your kids and your classroom. If you are using magnets I recommend Lakeshore's magnet dots. They are super sticky and don't fall off and my kids don't try to peel them like they do with the rectangular magnet strips. 

The winter cookie tray or file folder games are available here. There are also adapted books included in these packets. There is a  Bear Counts Snowflakes & Penguin Makes Numbers 1-10 adapted books.





I made some ones for Valentine's Day too. There are letters and number matching up. Those you can find here.  There are two Valentine adapted books in those packets too (positional words and upper and lower case matching). 




Last, but not least these bubble bath mats. I made these a long time ago and the kids have LOVED these! I store the little bubbles in plastic baby food containers. 



Feb. 1st is around the corner and there is going to be a fun special ed blog hop with lots of  tips and tricks and freebies. Make sure to check it out!





Happy Sunday!





Saturday, January 24, 2015

Valentine Activities

Yesterday during my work day I had the opportunity to get a little bit ahead. I made some new adapted books and some cookie sheet or file folder games.

Letters and numbers cookie tray matching broken hearts.


Putting numbers in order. 


Valentine Positional Word Book. There is also an upper and lower letter match adapted book. 



These activities are available here in my Can You Fix the Broken Hearts? 

Also, there is going to be a fun blog hop starting in Feb. make sure to check it out! There are going to be lots of freebies and tips and tricks. 





Happy Saturday!




Friday, January 23, 2015

Five for Friday


Today was a teacher work day and it came just in time! I was behind on just about everything, but after today I feel a lot more ready to tackle assessing, my materials are all ready for February and my desk has been cleared. Yay! Anyways, now for some pictures of what we have been up too.
1. We did this fun magnifying glass activity match. Read more about that here and get the mitten matching freebie. 


2. We did corn syrup skating. You pour a little bit of corn syrup on the construction paper and the kids 'skate' their fingers through the corn syrup. It is great for finger strengthening. 


3. On Saturday, I went to our local early childhood conference. I got lots of great ideas and will be sharing some as I get them made and ready to go in upcoming posts. 


Here is one thing I am working on and will explain more in an upcoming post. 


4. Here are some winter activities we have been doing:




5. We did ice cube painting and the kids LOVED it!









Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Magnifying Glass Fun

Well, I went to a fun district wide Early Child Conference on Saturday and came away with some fun ideas. One of the ideas was using a magnifying glass to match pictures. I did the mitten matching pictures with my kiddos today and they LOVED it! I made up some letters and numbers 1-9 too. I think these will be fun for them too.










Friday, January 16, 2015

Five for Friday



1. We made bottle penguins. We used 3-D glue dots to glue everything and it seemed to work really well!



2. After reading the Snowy Day we painted some snow and added Peter to it. 



3. We painted the snow with liquid watercolor and pipettes.


4. We made these cute penguin hats. 


5. I finished up this fun Mitten packet. Check it out at tpt. 




What have you been up to this week?! Share at Doodle Bugs Teaching