Thursday, October 31, 2013


Today was our Pumpkin Parade! The parents came and watched their little ones in costumes march around our patio area. Afterwards we all headed inside for pumpkin muffins. When all of the parents left we did rug time. I read the book above for the third time this month. The children LOVE this book and requested it. Next we headed outside to play on the patio and when we came back inside. I took out some shaving cream and let the children have fun.

For our las rug time we did a science experiment I found here over at Preschool Powol. 
Before I did the experiment we did the song listed below.
Pumpkin Bubble Experiment

Sticky Icky Bubble Gum
**Start off by taking a piece of pretend gum from your pocket, chew it, blow a bubble and pop it**
Sticky icky sticky icky bubble gum 
Bubble gum, bubble gum 
Sticky iicky sticky icky bubble gum 
We'll put it on our head......Oh no it's stuck!

So we pull and we pull and we PULL!
(Pretend you are pulling game off the area it's stuck too)
The children had lots of fun with this song and were very excited to see the bubbles come out of the pumpkin.
We'll that's all for today. Tomorrows Friday :) Yay! Let's hope I remember to take pictures tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Hi everyone! So the point of this blog was to document what I did everyday in my class....and well....that did not happen lol! The main reason I stopped is because even though we did the most coolest things in class, I forgot to take pictures so that I can share them. So I remembered today and wanted to share what we have done so far this week. We are learning about bats this week and each theme I try to get the children to learn one to three facts about our topic. This week we are focusing on the following:

  • Bats eat fruit and insects
  • Bats are nocturnal
  • Bats like to live in dark places like caves
When I talk about these things I always say most bats eat fruit and insects, most bats are nocturnal and so on and so on. To introduce this, I placed pretend food items on a tray. Cake, spaghetti, eggs, waffles, fruit, and insects. I told the children what bats eat and what they don't eat. They thought it was funny when I asked if they eat cake. After we went over this I had each child come up to the tray and pick something that bats eat. They had a lot of fun doing this! And every single one picked either a fruit or insect. 

For art we made the bats above using these things.
I have no idea what they are, but I always like to paint with different items. After they were all done we hung them up across our room like this.

I'm huge on letting them do whatever they want. I don't care if they end up painting with their fingers or hands at the end. Or if the bat looks nothing like a bat. I want them to have fun and explore and be creative! I will try to remember to take pictures so you can see a little bit more of what we are doing! 

Oh I almost forgot! We also played a game where one of my puppets asked the children to crawl in the bat cave and find the puppet a specific numbered bat. The children couldn't wait to get a turn. I found the idea on pinterest and here is what our bat cave looked like after most bats were gone.

Well that's all for today!