March 23, 2018

A Pair of Red Clogs

We used A Pair of Red Clogs by Masako Matsuno last week for our Storybook Study.

March 21, 2018

The Art Lesson

I enjoy using Five in a Row's idea of reading the same story for five days and using it as a jumping point for different areas of learning.

For our storybook we read The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola. It's a story that Tomie tells from his childhood when his first love of art began.

September 18, 2017

Watercolour Dinosaur Skeleton

We are doing a dinosaur unit for science right now and of course the kids are loving it! 
I tried this dinosaur skeleton craft I found the idea for at The Do It Yourself Mom. Ahead of time, I used a white crayon and traced a skeleton from our dinosaur encyclopedia onto watercolour paper. The kids were so surprised when they started painting and discovered dinosaur bones on their paper!

I was surprised how well the crayon held out against letting the paper absorb the paint. This was a great project for the kids- even my 2 year old.

September 15, 2017

Five Boys?!?!

Crazy how time just flies by and increasingly faster! For the last 7 months I have had 5 children ages 5 and under. My oldest just turned 6 and we start the school year continuing on with more vengeance what we've been slowly touching on here and there over the summer. My school plan is much more doable and I'd love to share it with you yet in a post later on because I try to make our "school" time as much fun as it can possibly be.

Here's a little snippet of just a piece of the fun that goes on in this house which had absolutely nothing to do with school. Thanks to the coolest dad ever!

August 31, 2015

Preschool Colours Activities Schedule

Here's some ideas for putting together a schedule for learning colours. Focus on one colour each week: Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Brown, Black, Pink, Gray, and White. If the colour is not learned by the end of the week, repeat the schedule again, only doing the starred activities.

August 26, 2015

PreSchool Colour Books

The following is a list of books that show a variety of colours for teaching preschoolers their colours.
  • Lemons Are Not Red by Laura Vacaaro Seeger
  • Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett
  • What Does Bunny See by Linda Sue Park
  • Icky Bug Colours by Jerry Pallotta
  • Animal Colors by Beth Fielding
  • Brown Cow, Green Grass, Yellow Mellow Sun by Ellen Jackson
  • Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff
  • Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler
  • Blue on Blue by Dianne White
  • Sugar White Snow and Evergreens by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
  • Freight Train by Donald Crews
  • Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
  • White Rabbit's Color Book by Alan Baker
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
  • Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson
  • Chameleon's Colors by Chisata Tashiro
  • Lion and the Little Red Bird by Elisa Kleven
  • Rain Forest Colors by Janet Lawler
  • Little White Fish by Guido van Genechten
  • It's An Orange Aardvark by Michael Hall