I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share our week. 
We had a VERY busy week!
1. On Wednesday we had our Halloween party. The kiddos had a blast. I try to keep to the routine as much as possible so we still did centers. We played with play-doh and used Halloween cookie cutters and we decorated foam bats with glitter, foam pieces, and rhinestones. We had a snack of marshmallows and pretzels that the kids put in witch's hands. 

2. We made these fun bubble wrap bats. The kids used bubble wrapped rollers to roll out the shadow of the bats. 

3. We did some shaving cream writing. 

4. We learned about fire safety. We got to sit on the fire truck and see the equipment the firemen wear and use. 

5. Next week is also going to be crazy! Halloween, a dentist appt and two days of conferences.
Last, but not least...Go Blue!

Here are the work boxes for this month. 

ABC Puzzle (can find at the Dollar Store). 

Teddy Bear Patterns

Counting 1-6

Build a Train 1-5 with pegs

Sorting Shapes (I found these containers at the Dollar Store too). 

Shape Patterns (found these shapes in the Dollar Spot at Target).

Sorting Erasers (erasers found at Target).

Have a great Wednesday!

Here are some activities you can do for introducing the core vocabulary words what, need, are, is.

Here are some books to enforce these words:

What Does Baby Love? My kiddos LOVE this lift the flap book!

Product Details

Some of the corresponding activities is used with this book that you can find here.

Here are some of the songs we will be listening to: 
Mystery Box

What Do You Hear?

Happy Tuesday!

Something that we use with some of our kiddos are first/ then cards.
They are great for students that have autism or for students that are sometimes defiant about completing tasks because they know that once they finish an activity or task they will get to do something they want to do and enjoy doing!
I like to put mine on old dvd cases so I can store the pictures inside of preferable items. 

Here the child knows that once they finish their work (you may choose to use a more specific picture) then they will get to play in the sensory bin. It gives the student something to work for. 

You can find this freebie here.

Here are some of the fun Halloween activities we were up to this week. 
1. We made q-tip ghosts and then tore paper and put them inside too. 

2. I love mini erasers! There are so many activities you can do! We practiced (and still need to practice) 1:1 correspondence and sorting by two colors. 

3. My daughter's class made these cute projects...Mummies and spiders.

4, We made felt shape monsters.

5. I put numbers and letters on these eyeballs from the dollar store. Then, we used bubble tongs to pull the eyeballs out and put them in the pumpkin trays. 

My kiddos LOVE the dramatic play center! I try to change it out monthly so the kiddos don't get bored, but have time to learn how to use everything. I always gradually introduce new materials to the dramatic play theme that month so that they learn how to appropriately use it. 

 The dramatic play area in my classroom has a variety of materials depending on the theme. There are usually some dress up items, food, writing materials, and materials to get the kiddos talking.
Right now we are doing a bakery theme again. 
Next month we will be playing vet. 
In February I usually introduce the post office dramatic play. 
You can find out more information about these dramatic play themes and more themes here.

The importance in early childhood is children increase their social skills (sharing, interacting with peers, conversing with peers). Students increase their writing skills (writing letters, writing notes), math skills (counting out money, counting out items, sorting food items), literacy skills (reading signs, filling out doctor notes, writing letters) and language skills (conversing with peers, expressing their wants and needs). Students learn how to develop sequencing skills (how to make a pizza). Students also learn how to live in the real world (prepare food, go grocery shopping, going to the vet, etc.). 

Materials Needed:
Play Food
Play dishware
Open/ Closed Signs
Dress Up Clothes
A Table
High Chair
Items to a Specific Theme

The teacher's role is to encourage students to interact appropriately and to communicate with their peers. Also, to encourage kiddos to imagine and take on the role of another person. 
Hop on over to Preschool Wonders for more great ideas!

Here are the songs for these two week:

Here are some of the activities the kiddos can do. 

The other activities are hands-on and students will practice "making"/ copying lines and shapes. You can do this on a chalkboard.

They could make play-doh snakes and pinch it (great for increasing hand strength!). 

 The same will be done with play-doh. 

Have a great Tuesday!

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