March of the Penguins
Winter is actually here for real!! We had a little dry spell but now we have snow to prove it. Here are pictures of what is on our shelves right now. I am just posting our new winter works that are out right now. We are learning about Antarctica, Penguins and Snow. Living in Montana, this is one of my favorite units to teach. There is something to teach in just about every standard and they are all fun!!
Our Penguin sensory box was a huge hit!! I used floam, jewels, foam snowflakes and small pebbles. The kids had a blast recreating thier own Antarctic scene.
"March of the Penguins"
For Math this month we are working on shapes, one to one correspondence, AB and AABB patterns and sorting shapes.
One to One correspondence "counting snowballs"
Matching snowballs to sandpaper numbers
Snowflake AB patterns
Pattern block math
Winter eraser sorting
AABB button patterns
Snowman counters and snowball counting
Mitten adding with mitten counters
Pouring into 2 cups, sifting flour, sweeping into a dustpan, lacing, pinching, scooping and cutting are all the practical life activities we are working on. Most of the kids have mastered pouring, which is exciting at such a young age. Sifting flour was a great activity to teach self control and control of space. Only a few of the younger children are still enjoying the pinching and scooping works. Sweeping crinkle paper into a dustpan was fun to watch the kids be "allowed" to make a mess and to see how easy it was just to clean it up.
Snowman pouring into two cups
Flour sifting. They have to find the foam snowflakes and jewels.
"sweeping snow" crinkle paper into a dustpan
Pinching porcupine rings
Scooping "ice cream"
Snowman cutting curves practice
Name lacing beads