Friday, 31 August 2012

My Body Rhyming

TGIF!!!  I finished my first week back from holidays and my new little guy has transitioned well into the program :).  I am looking forward to this long weekend even if it is just to relax around the house and get organized for the rush of having to get my family out the door on time on Tuesday and be ready for the fall program to start with the ones coming in!  I created this rhyming game and worksheet to accompany the body unit we'll be doing during our All About Me theme.  Enjoy and have a great long weekend!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

All About Me Songs and Fingerplays

Here are some of the songs and fingerplays we will be learning as part of our All About Me unit over the next 2 weeks.

Barney - You Are Special lyrics

Here is Barney singing the You Are Special song.

I have 10 Fingers

Sesame Street - Bones lyrics

Here is the count singing the Bones song.

Head and Shoulders
Head and shoulders
Knees and toes
Knees and toes

Head and shoulders
Knees and toes
Knees and toes
Eyes, ears, mouth, and nose.

Head and shoulders
Knees and toes
Knees and toes.

I Am Special
I am special, I can learn
I can share and take my turn
I am special, I can be
A helper when my friends need me.

Monday, 27 August 2012

All About Me Book

Hey everybody out there in cyberland... sorry I've been MIA, but I had to have some dental work done and it was not the fun kind so have been recouping from the surgery.  This year I have gone back to a literature enriched theme curriculum after having planned 3 years of literature based curriculums - 2 based on books and one on authors... check out my website for the complete plans - we had a blast doing the activities!

This week is a review week as I've been closed for 2 weeks of holidays and also have a new baby enrolled in the program so just taking it easy letting the little guy adjust and the other children get their bearings again.

Next week our theme will be All About Me - over the next few weeks, I will share some of our plans with you and hopefully you can use them with your crew too.

We will be working on an All About Me Book throughout the weeks of our theme. 


Saturday, 18 August 2012

Crayon Patterning Strips

It's a gorgeous Saturday morning here in Southern Ontario - I can almost feel the 'fall' in the air :).  Fall is my favourite season... I know the kids may not be looking forward to the end of summer, but I do love when the heat and humidity leaves!  Here are some patterning strips I created using images from my school clipart set.  Enjoy!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Back to School Count Down

I can't believe we are in the last few weeks of summer vacation... it always goes by so fast!  I decided to create a few back to school goodies to add to my collection.  Although no-one in my crew will be going to 'big school' this year, they do get excited at this time of year with siblings heading off to school and seeing all the school buses back on the roads.  I created this game for the younger set who are watching all the big kids start out on their school adventure.  Enjoy!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Circus Cupcake Toppers

Well it's crunch time here at A Child's Place... Friday is our backyard carnival and I am so excited for the kids :).  I will have several stations of games set up as well as a photo booth area with dress up clothes.  My husband is home on vacation and volunteered to man the concession booth and bbq for us so the children will be able to 'buy' their lunch with tickets.  We also happen to be celebrating a birthday for one of the children... so much fun in one day!  I decided to put my newest clipart set to good use by creating these cupcake toppers for our dessert to tie in our carnival theme with the birthday party.  Enjoy!