Here are some activities we have been up to in the classroom!
1. We have started our post office dramatic play. The kiddos LOVE writing letters to each other, putting them in the mailbox and delivering the mail!

2. We made these cut polar bears. We sprinkled oatmeal on them to give them a more realistic fur look.
3. I have been prepping Valentine activities and have rotated out the winter sensory bin for this Valentine one. The kiddos are loving it!
You can find these activities here.

We are going to work on lacing hearts. 

 4. We also practiced our snowman shape identification and matching. You can find this activity and more fun shape activities here in my Snowman Shape Activities.

5. We have also added some Valentine activities to our sensory room. Students can hop, march, or gallop around the hearts. We also have the same hearts to identify and match colors.  

At the Target Dollar Spot I found these fun road decals. I put them on a low magnetic board and the kids drive the cars around the track. This is great for tracking and hand eye coordination. 

Have a great weekend!

I will be honest this is one area that I am still working on organizing better!

I have some folders by year of activities done. I do the same on my home computer. 

On my home computer I save my newsletters by the month and date (that Monday) and I save my lesson plans by year, month, date.

For the next school year I edit the previous year's and resave it as the date for the new year, month, date and I do the same with the newsletters.

I should probably save the activities done by month as my themes do not change too much, but I just have them all in one folder and I have a hard copy and I look that up in my school year folders to find the activities.

Check out more great digital file organization ideas from PreK Partner and Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers.

I meant to post this on Friday and it just didn't happen and now it Sunday! Time flies!
Anyways, here was my very long, crazy week!
1. So this past week was definitely not one of the best for me! Madi has been sick since the first week of December with multiple things and Monday was her first day back to school since before break. Well, at 1:30pm I got a call and she was running a high fever. Fortunately my principal was able to grab someone to cover my room and I was able to pick her up. I took her to the dr and by the time we got there her fever was 103.3 and she had the flu and we had gotten the flu shot! Ugh! So all this week she had to stay home and fortunately between my husband and my dad I only had to take one day off. So much for a calm week! 
Then, on Tuesday this is what my morning drive looked like...

3.5 inches of snow and because we were going to get rain the same day there was no snow plows to be seen. So my normal 25 min. drive turned into an hour and fifteen minutes. On the way home it was sleeting and once again was over an hour home. 

2. On a happier note because we did have snow we got to paint it with watercolors and pipettes! 

3. We also had fun using the core vocab boards to ask for help. We had a container that they couldn't open and they would have to show us help on their core vocab board and then we would help them open it. Inside there were little change purses with small items that they also needed help opening. Great way to reinforce the word help on the core vocab board!

4. I joined Simple Living Mama's Declutter challenge. I have been trying to declutter and have a more minimalistic outlook. We have a small house and definitely will not be moving anytime soon and it is amazing how much comes with having two kiddos! Less stuff has also really helped decrease my  anxiety at work and home! If interested check it out here. 

5. Happy MLK Day off! We have an eye appt. for Ethan, but other than that it should be a relaxing day!

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