Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Is It a Condiment Tray or Teaching Tool?

Thanks to Teacher Tipster, I made a run to Dollar Tree. They had the condiment trays featured in the video that Mary at Guided Math shared. http://www.youtube.com/user/teachertipster?feature=mhum#p/u/18/0ch4fTFFgcs

My dice are still at school. I bought 2 trays so that I can still use one in small group and have one at a station.  I'm so glad that I have such awesome Blog Buddies!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Rainbow Fish

This summer, I am volunteering at a Learning Center/Day Care.  Right Now they have an Ocean Theme.  I read Rainbow Fish, and talked about how important it is to share.  Then we did a little poem about "5 little fish swimming by the shore..." As I read, one child at a time removed a colored fish.  We talked about how the poem rhymed, we counted the fish, and recognized colors.  Next we fished for "f" pictures.  Two boys were distracted at the bottom of the ocean. :)  They missed their turn to go fishing.  I was impressed with the ones who did fish out pictures of a fox, a flower, and a pig. They put them in the correct buckets.  Then we made our own version of a rainbow fish. Finally I shared some colored Goldfish crackers with them.  Next week it be beach day.  I'm looking for ideas. ;)

Fishing for /f/ pictures
Interactive Poem

Our Version of Rainbow Fish

The owner/director of the learning center is a friend.  I am confident this where I want my grand-daughter to go.  I thought this would be a good opportunity for my grand-daughter to get acquainted with the other children and see how they interact with each other.  She fits in perfectly.  I just hope that she won't be another handful for my friend.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Yes, I'm a Daddy's Girl.  My Daddy has been a great inspiration.  Although he was not a teacher, he taught me that I should work for what I want.  He has always been there in a supportive way for me, my siblings, my daughter, and even a few of our friends.  I've always called him "Superman".  Everyone who knows him, only has good things to say about him.  I hope to be just as caring and generous as my Daddy.