for the boys
Thursday, January 5, 2012"Is your class always this loud?" I don't know how many times I have heard this from substitute and special area teachers, but it has definitely been too many! And I am determined to win this battle! So, where do you go when you need ideas? Pinterest, of course! I made up some "Quiet Spray!" You spray the ROOM to signal children to get quiet. Or you can just leave the bottle empty. Mine love the mist in the air.
lots of great ideas
Another Pinner said: "This kept my 2 year busy for an entire hour and my 4 year old busy for 2 hours! YAY! Drop vinegar tinted with food coloring onto a pan filled with baking soda. Sheer minutes of colorful fizziness!!... Pretty sure we will be doing this soon!
Valley Oak Nannies- this is a great quote to always remember. It's not about the quantity of their toys. It's about the fun time spent playing with them. Kids will play with a cardboard box if you transform it into a toy train or princess castle. Remember, we aren't baby-sitters. We are helping parents raise a child.
Another "calming jar" idea: your kids shake the bottle and then have to watch it till the glitter settles to the bottom. This one has the advantage of being in non-breakable plastic bottles. Also, you can superglue the lids on, so the kids don't open the bottles and drink the glitter glue while they're "calming down."
Time out bottle!
So cool. If you give a moose a muffin was a hit today, so tomorrow I think well do the foot book. Over 100 children's books and activities to go with them. And if you dont have the books already weve made special library visits or google "read ____ free online" and found them! (The internet is a beautiful thing ;))
Children's book week- list of children's books and fun activities to do with each
superheros. These would be so cute for their room. Vintage and superheros. Perfect!
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love this idea! Can 6 states fit?
nesting wooden world globe with 8 multicultural dolls $14.99
Cascade Action Pacs Dishwasher Soap Print the cards of your choice. Put the cards inside the crocodile container. At circle time, say the following verse: Crocodile, crocodile down by lake, going to reach right in and see what (letter or number) you ate.
LOVE THIS! 1 1/4 cups dirt 1 1/4 cups flour 3/4 cups of salt 1/2 cup if sand mix dry ingredients start adding water slowly until it holds form, form around critters of your choice let dry in the sun and let the kids enjoy discovering whats inside. great for a preschool day on dinosaurs or fossils!!