It has now been enough time for me to feel well adjusted enough to start more on this whole blog thing. My Pre-K Explorers and my Friday Storytimes have been going well.
In our department we all sign up for weeks to plan a theme around. For my Pre-K explorers I adapt the theme for a little older age group, (harder books, more complicated crafts, and group games/activities). In additon to adapating the theme we are also concentrating on a different letter each week, this usually includes having a tracing sheet for them to practice writing that letter.
The theme this past week was Silly Monsters. We had scores upon scores of great books to read so I did not have to worry about that. They loved growling and howling along to some of the books that called for participation.
For our group activity we all made a monster together! The week before I cut out pieces for different eyes, mouths, noses, eyebrows, and ears. Each child got to pick out of three choices for each feature and stuck them on a monster on the wall that I made. (I totally forgot to take a picture of the blank monster).
Currently I am:
Planning three school age programs for January-March.
Minecraft in Real Life, Candy Science and a Big Nate program!
I also have two large piles of penguin picture books on my desk because my week to plan a theme is December 1-5 and we are doing PENGUINS!
I am also contemplating having labels or small signs that stick out put on our bookshelves where are most frequently asked books and series are. These include, Lego, Minecraft, Star Wars, Junie B. Jones, Magic Treehouse, etc.
I'm doing a bit of research into surveys that parents could do on our deparment iPads after storytimes and programs so we can start collecting more data than just how many people show up.
Whooo! Trying to put the pedal to the metal!
Below are our Pre-K Monster faces!: