Holidays have a nasty habit of breaking good habits! These January writing prompts will keep your students engaged in the good habit of daily pen-to-paper creative thinking. Browse through this selection from my own classroom, and click below for a copy.
Many preschools are closed for Christmas break during the week leading up to the beginning of the calendar year! However, help your preschoolers ring in their own as well! Time is a very abstract concept for preschoolers.
The idea of this mini theme is not to teach them about "time" or "time of year", but to understand this widely talked about, one day celebration, at their level. Preschool children learn through play. Providing hands-on activities in all of the Interest Learning Centers in your classroom with a theme in mind will draw them in to play and learn!
This Mini Theme page is filled with preschool activities and ideas for all areas of your classroom. White school glue; assorted colors of tempera paint; paint brushes; heavy paper card stock or poster board ; glitter Mix a few drops of paint into each container of white glue.
Let the children paint, drip paint onto the paper to make some colorful firework pictures! When done using the paint, place their pictures into shallow trays and let them generously sprinkle glitter for an extra sparkle! In advance, fill a balloon with confetti and then blow it up.
Tell the children that you are going to count backwards from 10 to 1 and then yell "Happy New Year" and when you yell it, a surprise will happen! Practice once or twice and then go for it!
Pop the balloon when they are yelling!
If you have little ones who are anxious about noise, simply hold the confetti and throw it in the air! Months of the Year Macarena This is a great time to teach the children the months of the year Macarena!
Jean has a great CD with this and the days of the week song. Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions.
It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Colorful Smoothie Ingredients and Items needed: Seeing as you are counting backwards to ring in the year today, use that skill here as well.
There is no exact science to making a smoothie. Have each child put an ingredient it. Cover the blender, count backwards from 10 to 1. Noisy blender, but worth it!
Assortment of winter clothing items: Lots of fun trying on different items AND they will be working on a very important self-help skill: Dripping Fireworks Instead of brushes with the paint, provide eye droppers and water down the paint a little.
Show the children how to drop paint at the top of their paper and watch it drip down. Let me know here!Activities and Procedure: This is a great time to have students set new goals and learn a new vocabulary word “resolution”.
On the chart paper, elicit ideas that tell about things your students would like to do better in the New Year. Writing in Kindergarten Wednesday, August 14, Thank you so much for giving me some ideas for teaching writing. I am a new Kindergarten teacher so I find your ideas very helpful.
I plan to buy your great journals. Over the years I have joined together ideas on writing and come up with my own style. But, I do enjoy the Journeys. A New Year and A New Environment of Wonder!
We were faced with a bit of a challenge this year when setting up our classroom environment. Being in a small space with a set-up that worked so well last year left us a bit puzzled as to how we would create a refreshing and enticing new space for our returning students as well as our new students.
New Year's Printable Worksheets Printable New Year's worksheets that you can immediately use in your classroom for coloring activities, games, and more! All of the worksheets are housed on The Teacher's Corner.
A quality educational site offering + FREE printable theme units, word puzzles, writing forms, book report forms,math, ideas, lessons and much more.
Great for new teachers, student teachers, homeschooling and teachers who like creative ways to teach. Happy New Year Theme and Activities.
Here are some preschool New Year theme ideas. Ring in the new year with these songs and art ideas. Happy New Year Songs.