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May 19th, 2016

12:00 PM

Swinging monkey

"oooohh-oooooh ahhh ahhh!" said the monkey.

This was a cute craft that two of the children in my group got the chance to make.  This week quite a few were out with an illness that had taken its toll through the daycare.  

The children always love talking about monkeys.  It could be as simple as they eat banana's or that they act like them.  This craft was simple enough for them to make pretty much on their own.  It showed the simple body parts of the monkey which they could relate to their own.  They enjoyed making the spiral tail.  

When they were getting picked up it was cute to see them show their parents.  They acted like monkeys while dancing with their swinging monkey.  Funshine Express has a great way or relating the crafts to the units.  The children are able to relate to them.  They usually are able to at least obtain one great unusual fact with each daily unit.  That makes me proud.

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May 9th, 2016

12:00 PM

Z IS FOR....Zebra!

We have completed the alphabet!  Who would have guessed?!?

These fine young children are very proud of themselves and so am I.

 

This alphabet craft is mighty cute!  We turned the letter Z into a fine looking zebra.  They learned the patterns of the animal along with the body parts that they added themselves.  We discussed where they could find zebras and if anyone has ever seen one.  Lastly we watched a quick Youtube video about a zebra so they would be able to see one in real time.

 

They gave me feedback,  They were very interested in learning about them and even asked if we could go and find some.  

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May 4th, 2016

12:00 PM

Peek a boo bugs!

Peek-a Boo! Who's there? Just me!

While discussing squares and what flowers and plants need to grow we also covered what other little things we can find in our gardens. 

There may also be some little creatures. Many different bugs live in gardens.  Some are good and some are not. Some are known as pests.  Those  are ones that we do not want in our garden. They hurt our beautiful plants. 

 

This craft we made the front white flap is a drawing of our garden.  underneath is a punch-out of a bug that each child picked.  There were several different ones.  The one that the child picked they glued underneath.  Once they picked up the white paper they would find the bug underneath.  This would resemble "under ground".

 

I thought this was a great representation of how just because you do not see it right away on the surface does not mean it is not there. It shows for many different situations, to be careful.  Some bugs may be dangerous. Working in the garden you may want to wear gloves. 

 

Great job Funshine Express! 

 

 

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April 29th, 2016

12:00 PM

In the forest lived a...Happy Arbor Day!

Happy Arbor Day!

We spent the day learning why trees are important.  The group came up with many reasons.  Trees are important because they give animals home, they make the earth beautiful, they provide shade and they also provide us with wood and oxygen. 
 
Great job guys!
 
We sang an awesome song about the trees and came up with some movements to make it a little more entertaining for them.  They enjoyed it! :) 
 
This craft was quite simple and plain in my opinion. We used recycled corrugated paper to make the trunks and festoon as the tops.  The children were not interested in adding much to the pictures other than that. 
 
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April 27th, 2016

12:00 PM

Melting rainbow

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April 22nd, 2016

12:00 PM

Love the world we live in

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April 21st, 2016

12:00 PM

Music with Mr.Bill

 

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April 20th, 2016

12:00 PM

Rainbow crayon creations

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April 19th, 2016

12:00 PM

Rain rain go away...please!

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April 18th, 2016

12:00 PM

X is for...

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