Friday, 29 August 2014

Math in Fall

Harvest theme is good to learn shapes, colours and names of fruit and vegetables.
Once upon a time....
there was a little moose Mussi. He was born last spring and just discover the forest confidentially. He was travelling around and explore plants in the forest. He loved berries, but there wasn't berries in the forest any more. And Mammy still did not come.... UUhu!!! cried Mussi. Suddenly he heard quiet noise in the bush.
Hey! Who is there? asked Mussi.
That was me! - two little grey ears appear above the bush.and two bright black eyes looked through the branches. - Why are you crying?- that was little Bunny.
I am hungry!!!!!!!! cried Mussi what I should eat for dinner?
Ok, Let's think... you are moose, you have for legs, you have two ears, you have two horns, you have two eyes and one tail.... Tail is short, but in fact I can tell you that you are a cow...So, you should eat as a cow!- was wondering Bunny
What are you talking about??? Who is a cow? I am not cow!!!- Mussi stopped crying and looked on Bunny.
I think, I know where we can get food for you! But...there is somebody Tall who is waving his arms... so scary...-whispered Bunny
Let's go, I am not scary, let's go get food!!! said Mussi and they moved forward.
Where do you think they came?
Guess who was waving arms there?
Can Mussi find food there?
Where growing vegetables and fruit?
Understanding concept "on"and "in",

Sing and dance together!

Children create circle and walking in one direction. When its starts about veggies, child, who present that vegetable comes inside the circle and dancing. now he or she choose another child who present next vegetable and coming back to the circle. children change direction.

September at the door!

September at the door! Children prepare to go to the school, farmers prepare to work hardly!
Let's look on the field! Time for harvest, Crops are ready!
To teach very young preschoolers we create a garden and listen song

We are dancing we are singing and choosing vegetables!
For the class I am using karaoke version, so children can sing about vegetable which they choose.
Russian version of "Walking to the garden"

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Hello my dear friends!

Hello my dear friends!

Almost one year past since my last post. Sorry, I did not share anything with you but I am really need to tell you a lot! So, let's start new year with new post! I would like to introduce to you a wonderful poem of 

Michael Rosen - We're Going On A Bear Hunt

That was real bear hunt for me! Once I heard this poem in Child Care where I had a placement and never could find out who wrote this wonderful game! For my Russian friend - I found that there is a book called "Идем ловить медведя" but in fact it does not sound so good. In couple days through our play we created with my little friend a new poem - in Russian (if you want that just call me)! That was wonderful time for dramatic play and amazing literacy activity!
We learn a lot of new Russian words and....
Don't forget fine motor!We created amazing bears with coffee play-dough!


Mammy and Daddy gonna love them! They smell so good!

Monday, 28 October 2013

Can you catch a Golden Fish?

I found this activity on my Russian friend Natalia and thought  that it is very cool.

Just scribble, scrabble on the paper and try to find the fish! Now make an eye, tail and colour it! Have fun!

I found jelly fish and that was last one! I won, wo-hoo!

Halloween masks

Trick-or-treating is a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume from house to house, asking for treats such as candy or sometimes money, with the question, "Trick or treat?" The word "trick" refers to "threat" to perform mischief on the home-owners or their property if no treat is given. The practice is said to have roots in the medieval practice of mumming, which is closely related to soling(discussed above). John Pymm writes that "many of the feast days associated with the presentation of mumming plays were celebrated by the Christian Church."These feast days included All Hallows' Eve, Christmas, Twelfth Night and Shrove Tuesday. Mumming, practised in Germany, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, involved masked persons in fancy dress who "paraded the streets and entered houses to dance or play dice in silence." Their "basic narrative framework is the story of St. George and the Seven Champions of Christendom."In Scotland and Ireland, guising – children disguised in costume going from door to door for food or coins  – is a traditional Halloween custom, and is recorded in Scotland at Halloween in 1895 where masqueraders in disguise carrying lanterns made out of scooped out turnips, visit homes to be rewarded with cakes, fruit and money. The practice of Guising at Halloween in North America is first recorded in 1911, where a newspaper in Kingston, Ontario reported children going "guising" around the neighbourhood." (Wikipedia)

Knock, knock! Trick or treat!

Who are you?

Who are you?

Some ideas and tutorials are herehere,  here,  here,  here,  here

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Passion of Halloween/Хеллоуинские страсти

Halloween become more and more common celebration in Russia. So, I would like to share some of my experiences with my Russian friends; I hope that will be helpful for their work in field.
I use  Natalia's  idea and just post pictures for our Halloween experiences here. If you have any questions, don't be hesitate to ask me!
There you go!

Hunted house.

Paper bag tree

We decided to use those trees to decorate our hunted houses.You can check tutorial here and here.


Nothing special, magic clay or napkins , check   here and here.


Owl made out of paper towel roll (1/3) and cup cake paper! So cute here

and also here

Bats on the branch.

This is also decoration for our hunted houses - easy craft! Inspired here and here.


Ideas from here and here

There are prepared bodies of spiders (half of styrolfoam balls) and sample.
Cool idea here, just want to share.


Tutorial is here but You can find some cool projects hhereherevia Crafty Crowhere.

Spider web

We just learn how spiders make it and follow their way!

We still have couple days, so - keep in touch!