Friday, March 28, 2014

Teacher of the Day- THEME: Pajama Day

Making the day memorable and fun!
Our school auctions off "Teacher of the Day" to raise money and this year 2 students won. 
 I went over one of my students ideas for his Teacher of the Day and sent this form to his parents.
Here are a few things I did to make it EXTRA special for him.

I posted this on our door, so it's the first thing he sees when he comes into the classroom.
We ended up making him a nice laminated name tag that said, Teacher of the Day, like the one below.

 mini doughnuts and hot chocolate (his choice)

 Surprise Story Teller
His nana reading his favorite book
We NEVER watch movies during school hours, this was a real treat!

 Special Lunch

 Goody Bags

Teacher of the Day Certificate

What kind of things do you do for Teacher of the Day? 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

From a Seed to a Flower

plant life cycle

They cut their own flowers and some cut their own leaves. This was a great project to review the plant life cycle.
Parts of a flower- preschool or kinder craft

Parts of a flower- preschool or kinder craft
Parts of a flower- preschool or kinder craft
Parts of a flower- preschool or kinder craft
How cute it my student? He drew a sun and some rain :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

All About Plants

Play-dough Carrot counting mat

Informational Videos
Exploring SEEDS

Learning Centers
Has amazing worksheet and packets for downloading.
 Both of these came from

 I found this on Michelle Griffo TPT store FREE download

Vocabulary/ Flash cards

 Life Cycle


Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patty's- Preschool Scavenger Hunt

The SCAVENGER HUNT Preschool Crew
Preschool Scanvenger Hunt Clues- FREE
I found these super cute rainbow colored shamrocks for our scavenger hunt this year on The Crafting Chicks

I ended up using a different set of clues for my preschoolers.  These clues can be found at:

 Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Lesson for preschooler- Who is St. Patrick?

The story of St. Patrick for kids

I read this short and simple booklet to my kids. Clever Classroom has this download available on TPT

St. Patrick's Day Movement Activities
Irish Jig
Play Irish music and teach children how to do an Irish Jig.
Irish Dancing Performance

GAME-Find the Coin
Select a child to be a leprechaun. Then have all the players sit in a circle with the leprechaun standing in the middle with his eyes covered. Give one child a coin, making sure the leprechaun is not looking. Play music and have the children pass the coin around until the music stops. The leprechaun opens his eyes and tries to guess who has the coin.
I found these super cute ideas on, to see the full list of fun songs, games and activities click on the link.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Taste the Rainbow

EASY DIY Rainbow Cupcakes
Ingredients: White cake mix, primary color food coloring, bowls or cups, and spoons. If you forgot how to MIX COLORS click on my link. 
Pour in whatever order you'd like. On this batch I started with red and worked my way to purple. 
Next time I am going to start with purple and work my way up. Purple-Blue-Green-Yellow-Orange-Red. So the red ends up on top

Friday, March 14, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Rainbows- Fruit Loops Patterns

I originally wanted them to make necklaces with the patterns they each made, but due to time and this years group of students, I skipped it. I found the idea on Mamas like me

Make and finish patterns

After they got their pattern checked and approved, they got to eat their cereal! 

ART- ROY G BIV: Rainbow hair

Hello my name is ROY G BIV

WAIT FOR IT, or skip the intro. It's an animated video/song and not a live. 

I found this super cute idea on
That morning for sign-in I had them cut out ta circle and write their name. For a later fine-motor activity I had them cut their own rainbow hair strips.