I made this activity for our math center. The patterns were printed on cardstock paper and then laminated. Self-adhesive magnets were placed on the backs of the butterflies and counting circles. Children place a butterfly on a metal tray and then count and place the same number of circles that is displayed on the butterfly. You can find the pattern and a video of this activity here.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This morning I checked to see if the mama duck came back to her nest of eggs and we were so happy to find out that she did. I didn't want to disturb her again like we did yesterday so I used my zoom lens to take a picture and show everyone. We've decided to call her "Daisy".
I've done some research and it takes about 28 days for duck eggs to hatch. I'm not sure when Daisy laid her eggs but it couldn't have been more than two weeks ago. When they hatch I will try to take another picture and hopefully capture her and her babies walking toward the lake that is close behind us.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Here in my part of Wisconsin we have Oriole birds that only visit for about a month before they fly to a different location. We put grape jelly into an orange color cup in hopes that it would attract an Oriole birds so we could see them. We were lucky enough to spot a few of them today!!
We also spotted a duck running away from one of our trees while we were walking and upon further investigation we saw a nest full of duck eggs under the tree. I hope we didn't scare the mama duck away and she comes back to her nest.
The free printable this week at earlychildhoodprintables.com is Butterfly Lift The Flap Sight Words which are great for sight word recognition and review. Grab them for free until Sunday May 19th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Here is a ring book that is great for beginning sight word recognition. I printed the words on colored cardstock paper and laminated them. I then punched a whole in the upper left corner of each sight word card and attached them together with a metal book ring. I have made a fillable pattern for the ring book so you can add your own sight words. You can find the pattern and a video of this activity here.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Here is an easy to make Mother's Day card that is a parent favorite. I cut two sheets of construction paper in half. I folded each half into thirds so that there were a total of three "squares" on each strip (older children will be able to do this themselves) Children then glued three strips end-to-end. and drew a flower on the first square. The next step was to draw a stem down to the end of the strip and glue sequins on for decoration. Children then glued the phrase "My love for your just grows and grows" on the card (placing one word in each square). You can grab the pattern and see a video of this activity here.