I am linking up with Kacey for Five for Friday. 
Here are a few things we did our first day of school (last Friday) and first whole week. 
1. We made first day of preschool hats. We also did some put in tasks. 


2. We played Flip It, Say It, Stamp It. We did this with school words and the wheels on the bus words too. You can find the Wheels on the Bus Activities here.

The School Words Flip It, Say It, Stamp It is free and you can find that here.


3. We worked on sorting good vs. sad behavior and we used our Core Vocabulary Boards to point to happy vs. sad. You can find the sorting activity here.


4. We practiced lacing and cutting this week. 




 5. Our color this week was yellow and the shape this week was circle so we painted yellow circles with toilet paper rolls.



My kiddos have been falling into the classroom routine very nicely and have been doing wonderful! I hope you have been having a great couple weeks back! Have a relaxing weekend! 







The math center in my classroom is done at table time with free exploration time and it is also done back at my table during centers with more direct instruction of how to do things.
At table time the students are building and exploring the materials. 
At my table students are practicing counting out items, identifying numbers, colors, shapes, etc. and doing this in hands on ways (using ten frames and counting out mini erasers or sorting pictures).

Learning to identify the colors, shapes, and numbers, Learning how to problem solve, communicate their thoughts, count out items. Learning how to differentiate between items and now why they are different or similar.  




To show students how to match, identify similarities and differences, guide their thinking and problem solving if they get stuck. Get students verbally expressing their thoughts and the different colors, shapes, etc. Also, identifying numbers, colors, shapes in the real world. 


Hop on over to Preschool Wonders for more great ideas!

I was asked to share my lesson plan. Here is a screen shot of it and I have a separate binder for the vocabulary core board activities and a separate binder with the table time and work box activities. I usually take pictures of the work boxes and table time activities and put them into the folder. 

In the front of my binder I have all of the Creative Curriculum goals and standards we are expected to meet and I have listed when throughout the day they are met because many of our goals are met daily. 


You can grab the sample of the lesson plan here. 



I have an am (2.5-4 year olds) and pm (4-6 year olds) class so the day goes by really fast!

Here is a break down of the times. Right now movement has been a little longer for my am class as they are not quite ready to sit for an extended calendar time. 
You can grab a copy of that here.




What do your lesson plans look like?








Here is an outline of the activities we are going to do. 



Students will go fishing and identify if the fish they catch are the same or different. 


We Want to book gets kids using the phrase I want...


PBS Kids has a lot of great short songs that use many of the vocab words that are focused on. I love the Daniel Tiger Videos. You can find those here.

And Raffi's The More We Get Together. 



Books that are to be used are:

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If you want to get all of the activities you can check that out here. 




For the beginning of the year many of the work box tasks are very basic. For this one I used mega blocks and pictures of animals for students to match up. You can find this freebie here.


If you want to see the other work box tasks we will be doing this month check them out here

For more freebies check out The Bender Bunch

Have a great Sunday!

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