Thursday, March 4, 2010


Today we had a new princess boat to play with in the water table.

For small group today we played Bears on Boats. I took the small counting animals and counted each animal as I put it on my boat ( block ) . Then I told I story about where my boat was going. I " took away" 2. How many do I have now? The children then counted and put animals on their own boat . This math exercise was almost text book. Younger children would just count and not place the animals one by one on the boat. So , we talked about taking our time and touching each animal and saying one number. Children in the middle development stages of understanding math , did exactly as I said.

The children who have gotten counting down.... took it a step further and without being asked sorted them by color.
Or by animal.

After doing that Bears On Boats Activity we made boats out of aluminum foil. Will they sink or float? We tried it out in our water table. Most of the boats floated. We learned that if waters gets over the edge it doesn't float very long.

And now... just some cute pictures of our day and our friends!

Have I said this lately? I love my job.


  1. I love that you love your shows!!!

  2. You should love your job because you are so great at it!

  3. All you do with your kids is sooo great!! Your passion comes through in all your posts! You do such a great job!!

  4. Your class always looks like such fun! I love the bears on boats idea! I keep trying to work a full week of transportation, but never seem to find the time. I could work this in with my bear unit! :)

  5. Wow.. I feel the love . Did you all get a memo that I was having a bad week and needed encouragement ? :) Thanks so much . It means more than you know.