Tag Archive: preschool education




Totally Amazing Sea Creatures

Swimmy  by Leo Lionni

Rainbow Fish  by Marcus Pfister

Gentle Giant Octopus By Karen Wallace

BBC Earth Exciting  Earth Coloring Book

Earth and Moon:


Planet Earth Q&A

Claude and Sun

Science Book


Word Problems (using a number line instead of tactiles)


Animals , Sea creatures

Fun learning tools :

Ocean puzzle, Coloring Book, Sea Creatures toys, art project (space ship)


I LOVE everything about this preschool.

The foliage is amazing .

It is pretty awesome to have a indoor pond.

Parental involvement is a plus.

I am overjoyed by their book selection.

Nature is abundant….simply astounding .



     My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me Sing Along Song Not a Box 


I was using Time-out and Time- in for discipline, without seeing immediate and gratifying effects.
So, my discipline approach has evolved to losing privileges. It’s AMAZING! Just mentioning the caveat of ” If you continue, you will lose a privilege.” Get’s J’s ATTENTION & He obeys.

For example, this morning he was avoiding getting dressed for school. I warned him if you don’t cooperate you will lose the privilege to watch a Thomas & friends Movie. He walked into the bathroom ready to get dressed. No more antics!

Last week, for the letter R we discussed RESPONSIBILITY. J has been informed his chores or responsibilities are to clean up after himself and to help me carry in groceries. He earns 75 cents a week. He is SAVING his money for a EDWARD train. He constantly talks about saving his money to buy his Edward train. ” I buy Edward!” “I have 1,2,3,4 to buy Edward!”

Activity: Eat different texture foods.
Rip, tear, and crush a piece of paper, to describe how teeth work.


The Big Book of Knowledge. 

The Tooth book. Dr. Suess 

Where the Wild Things are. Maurice Sendak

Tuesday: Taste & Touch 

Activity: My 5 senses treasure hunt. (Literacy, Activity, and center Units) 

Music: Listen & Learn Music: The 5 senses. Rachel Rambach 

Book: My 5 senses. Aliki 

Tiger & Tortoise


Activity: Zoo

Books: It’s a Tiger! David La Rochelle
I see animals sleeping: A bedtime Story. Thomas M. Heffron 
Sleep like a Tiger. Mary Logue
The Tangram Magician 

Video: (You Tube) Kid’s National Geographic : Tiger, Tortoise

Activity: Draw & color triangles.
Triangle puzzles.
Thursday: Toad, Turtle, Tarantula

Activity: Visit Desert Pet Store
Books: Tarantulas 
Frog & Toad are Friends. Arnold Lobel 
Toad Rage. Morris Gleitzman

Friday: Trains

Activity: Ride the train at the zoo.
Tracing worksheets.
Books: Freight Train. Donald Crews 
Trains. Bryon Barton 
The Goodnight Train. June Sobel 
The Little Engine That Could. Watty Piper
Trains Go. Steve Light
All Aboard Trains. Ricshard Courtney

I Love Trains. Philemon Sturges
Train Man. Andrea Zimmerman.

Just finished my week’s curriculum. We are going to focus on the letter D.
for shapes: decagon,
Science: animals such as duck, dinosaur.

Books: How do dinosaurs count to ten?  by Jane Yolen                                                                                  

Math: Distance: using hops, jumps, and measuring tape.
Sports: dominoes and dribbling ball
and searching for Music: musical artist that starts with D.,  a type of dance/music style that starts with d., and beat on a drum. 

shape: Fractions of 10-sided Polygon