Wednesday, December 30, 2009
As some of you have already received the booster for your child I need a count as to how many will be receiving it on January 5. I need there to be at least 4 in order for them to come out. Please email me or respond here with a yes or no if you have not already done so.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas and
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
This has certainly been a tough summer for the Fieger family.
A new focus this year is I will be taking a particular book each week that is somewhat related to our themes, or a virtue (kindness, etc.) and they will do activities related to the story. This week it was the story "I Like Me." Yesterday the children looked at themselves in a mirror and then drew their face on a precut shape. Today we talked about what is the same and what is different as well as what makes each of them special.
The children also went on a red hunt and a circle hunt -- there are many, many, many, many red as well as circle shapes in our room! Did I say many:-)
The Littles are also going to be "learning" and the focus this week was on Trees. We will be doing lots of singing, fingerplays, large motor and sensory activities. There will also be art but as they are very young it is mostly an introduction.
Song/language development - Rock-A-Bye Baby
Large Motor - Tall as a Tree (the preschoolers LOVE this one too as we all do them together)
Fingerplay - Five Finger Trees
Sensory - Tickle Me Tree (feeling a leaf and tickle their chin)
Sign Language - Tree
In case you would like to do Tall as a Tree at home:
Tall as a tree
(raise arms high over head)
High as a house.
(stretch arms out wide)
Thin as a pin.
(arms next to body)
Small as a mouse.
(squat down and huddle, and you also have to use a tiny voice when you are a mouse or it just isn't as much fun!)
I hope to post our focus as the beginning of each week and the fingerplays and songs that are related so you can do them with your children at home as well.
And again, thank you all so much for the supplies. They will be WELL used!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Did I scare you?! haha!
They have spent most of the day in this tent!
Do you guys want to come out and play with the cars? Nope.....do you want to go play with the kitchen? No......books? blocks? draw? No!
Outside? YEAH.....for about 20 minutes and then it was back to the tent, LOL!
I'm glad they are enjoying it!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
After lots of HEAT, STEAM and good old fashioned elbow grease the wallpaper border came down, new paint, wood trim, etc....almost all in place. OH, never, ever paint a wall DARK BLUE. We still have a lot to do but it is already so much brighter. The walls are a bit bare but I hope to get things in place the next few weeks. We brought in the new equipment as well for the children to enjoy.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
The children have been talking about movies all morning and I was thinking it would be fun to have a "movie" day this Friday here at my house. I know the children would love it for two reasons....they get to watch TV and it would be in "the other room" (LOLOLOL) as that is the only place we can watch DVD's. Anyway....I would like suggestions of movies that you all feel would be appropriate and then I'll ok it with each of you. I need to order from Netflix pretty soon to get it here by Friday so today and tomorrow for ideas would be great! Thanks!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The 8 Rules of Toddler Play (and maybe a wee bit older as well!)
1. If I like it, it's mine.
2. If it's in my hand, it's mine.
3. If I can take if from you, it's mine.
4. If I had it a little time ago, it's mine.
5. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way, shape, or form.
6. If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.
7. If it looks like mine, it's mine.
8. If I think it's mine, it's mine.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Nolan and Ali with their Bee puppets we made on Monday.
Our beehives in progress....first they painted sheets of bubble wrap with yellow and a little brown paint. Then they pressed their beehive patterns to make a fun honeycomb design.
Stuffing their beehives with strips of newspaper.
The group having a yummy snack with watermelon Kiley shared with us (and Erin....Happy Birthday Erin)!
The littles enjoying fishy crackers (thank you, Scarlett and Maryanne)!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.....Sarah will be here on Monday and I will see you all on Tuesday!
Friday, May 29, 2009
I made some name tracers for the children and they will be bringing them home today. Using a dry erase marker they connect the dots and then it wipes right off with a paper towel. I had planned to purchase a dry erase marker for them to take home as well but I didn't get a chance - hope you have some (the thin line ones work best for the older kids)! I will be making more of these word cards to go with our current themes each month. As I introduce the words I will place them in a box with markers (our mini centers) and they can work on them as they wish (self-directed). This is purely just an introduction to letters and words and how letters "make" words.......words go left to right, etc.
Next month our themes will be Bees, Ladybugs, Strawberries, colors yellow, red and black. We will start off with bees - if you happen to have any books with bees, please share with us. I don't think I have a single one so I'll be searching this weekend.
Thank you, everyone for the positive feedback regarding this blog. I'm so glad that you are enjoying it and it gives me a chance to share a little of what your kiddos are doing during the day. I wish I had done this much sooner!
One little picture today.....just had to take one of that hat! :-) Would have taken more but they were convinced it was fun to chase "Julia" today. Wow...I can tell you that 1...I'm out of shape and 2....I'm OLD! :-) Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
And this is what keeps me in this job....Ali and Nolan laughing hysterically because they are swinging backwards. They just thought that was the funniest thing ever, LOL!
Scarlett taking a picture of me taking a picture of her!
Ali in deep negotiation with Kiley regarding the red hat:-)
Kiley playing the part of her Dad's fire boss (yep, that' s what she said) and the boys doing what the boys love doing....trying to keep everyone out of the way of their cars zinging (is that a word?) against the wall.
Jocey and Addie all dressed up. Jocey trying to convince Addie that it would work better if she turned the smock around, LOL.