Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Maternity Leave

Hi Everyone,
I am going on maternity leave a bit earlier than expected. Monday I had a Dr appt and lost my plug then went into labour only to have the contractions come to a halt. Now I'm doing pressure point massage, acupuncture, breast pumping etc in hopes it might put me back into labour. My husband came home from work on the other side of the country so he wouldn't miss baby G's birth only to find out everything stopped. I could really use good luck vibes strong contraction vibes etc
Will keep you posted:)



Thursday, February 23, 2012

March Tray Work

This Month's tray work is mixture of St.Patrick's day and everyday life skills. Since I will be gone for most of the month I won't be here to change out the trays and I don't think my substitute is familiar with preparing trays.
Anyway it's not like I'm going far as I live here too;) IT has it's pros and cons trust me lol


pushing shamrock coins into a bottle














Skewer pushing














Magnet page from Making learning fun














Shamrock transfer














Open and close bin















This is something new for us. The children love building with a wide variety of blocks so i though we would give bottle caps a try. And if I'm lucky they will sort and compare as well.















Paint chip cutting















And a sneak peak of our manipulative/ tray work area. Ignore all the sweaters in the rocking chair. The little table is for tray work but the children are free to take the trays to the bigger tables in the room.















Left to right: reading centre with a cd player for books on tape, our Ikea stand for tray work, t.v.. puzzles, small blocks, abacus etc. As I get braver I will share more of our two room classroom:)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

March Sensory Bin

My maternity leave is quickly sneaking up on me. I will be gone from Blogging from March 10th to April 14th. I will be stopping by to post pics of baby boy

March sensory bin is Canadian animals. These are all animals that we see here in Nova Scotia


Inside is kidney beans recycled from last years Valentines bin, a fake fern, logs, Canadian animals, trees and some very hard to see fake flowers. We will also be exploring green water beads:)
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Alphabet wall

















I have been searching for a wood Alphabet set for about a year now. I actually had one ordered from Etsy but the seller was giving me the run around so I had to cancel my order. Then I googled and used Pinterest to get ideas. Eventually I just bit the bullet and bought a bunch of letters from Michael's craft store and painted them up. If you decide to do this let me give you one piece of advice, pre drill your holes before nailing to the wall. I broke 2 before I asked hubby for some help.




I'm pretty happy with how it turned out:)




Oh and one of these days I hope to take you on a tour of our 2 room classroom. Honestly, I change things around so much I'm not sure I will ever be satisfied enough to show you all lol

















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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Super Capes

Hi all! I wanted to share our super capes with you all. I saw these on Pinterest but my friend Jessie over at Play Create Explore made some adorable ones as well. I made mine a bit different especially around the neck. You see, my kids like to pull on the back of each others shirts and sometimes choke each other. So I cut the neck and used Velcro to hold them closed. Much safer for my kids





















I went to a secondhand shop and tried to find as many t-shirts that have a logo that seemed Super Powerish lol Amazingly I found 6 pretty cool ones. Some are doubles but that's o.k.



















The kids adore the capes and it only took a few minutes to cut them out of large men's t-shirts. Thanks for looking and please see my sidebar for all the great blogs I link up to:)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

No Mess Finger Painting

again another great idea from Pinterest! Pinned From Here I'm not sure I could like without it now that I have become addicted to it lol. Anyway the pics are pretty self explanatory. Put some paint into a zip lock bag, take all air out of bag and seal shut, put paper on table and place bag on top and tape it all down to the table. Let your child explore the bags, mixing the colors, drawing shapes, letters, numbers etc.































So simple
















drawing hearts with our fingers. Reminds me of some Montessori work, sand drawing.





so much fun!

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Prints

Good old Pinterest has the best ideas! idea pinned from here Our Celery expired before I got to use it which was a total bummer but I just cut the old parts off and was left with this cool design. So no wasted money after all.
Another Pinterest idea. Just a toilet paper tube bent and taped in place to shape a heart

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentine Lunch

Jada caught me looking at bento lunches on Pinterest and automatically wanted me to make her one. I'm no expert and have only messed around with making bento lunches so I did my best.
strawberry jam and cream cheese rollups sandwiches, grapes, yogurt with strawberries and sprinkles, and jelly beans, smarties and hot lips.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine Muffins

I made the kids some chocolate peanut butter chip oatmeal muffins in the shape of hearts
Easy icing: sprinkle some red candy sprinkles into each heart well and then add your batter. Once cooked and cooled off pop out each muffin. Turn upside down and you will have pre-iced muffins.
I ran out of sprinkles with the last batch and I made them a bit bigger. Thanks for looking and I love reading your comments. Please see my sidebar for all the great blogs I link up to:)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Play Dough and Sensory Bin

We took a LONG break from play dough and boy have we all missed it. Absence makes the heart grow fonder




Valentines themed cookie cutters. I actually put in cherry jello into our favorite play dough recipe found on my right sidebar:) smells delicious! no worries no one has tried to eat it as of yet.




Valentines Sensory bin has red and pink fake petals, a few green petals for contrast and two heart containers, and some heart gems hidden among all those petals, oh and some white pompoms.



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