For MN providers that are using 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum, I added a new School Days lesson plan - condensed form for you to download to your computer using the ECIP's. Fill in the blue boxes with the week you used the lesson plan, save it again, and it is all ready to load up to the Developtoolsmn web site.... I have 3 completed lesson plans like this and will re-do the pumpkins lesson starting tomorrow. I'm also going to do some Halloween paint dauber sheets. Didn't realize I didn't have any... So when you go to the 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum web site - sign in, the lesson plans done in the ECIP's are marked by their name with an *. So far ECIP's lesson plans done are Monsters, Apple Tree and School days. You will find this wording and the condensed lesson plan for the Developtoolmn web site below this wording. Sorry to repeat a couple times, but I'm hoping this will be self explainatory... For providers going through Parent Aware in the state of MN, below is a link to a shortened School Days lesson plan to save to your computer. Enter the dates in the blue spaces available and upload to the website www.developtoolmn.org. under lesson plans. You need to load 3 weeks of lesson plans for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. I hope this helps. :) Jean 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum Treasures of the Heart Preschool and Child Care
New items are being added for Fire Safety Week.... Worksheets, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays and more. All items are located on 1 - 2 -3 Learn Curriculum under the Fire Safety link. More to be added. Jean 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum Treasures of the Heart Preschool and Child Care
I am currently adding color crayon men to 1 - 2 -3 Learn Curriculum. I have yellow, red, blue, green and orange currently added..... Check the web site for new colors added. Located under assorted sheets link on 1 - 2- 3 Learn Curriculum. Thank you for viewing! Jean 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum
I have added a color princess number flipbook to 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum - under the Pirate and Princess theme. I also have a B & W file done but that won't be loaded under the Pirate and Princess Worksheets are done... Currently working on that file and should have it loaded any day now.
I have added a color pirate number flipbook to
1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum - under the Pirate and Princess theme. I
also have a B & W file done but that won't be loaded under the
Pirate and Princess Worksheets are done... Currently working on that
file and should have it loaded very soon. (Numbers 1 - 10) Thank you for viewing! Jean 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum
I have added the following worksheets to Pirates and Princesses theme on 123 Learn Curriculum. Letters P & G Numbers 3 & 7 Shapes Diamond & Star Colors Black & Pink I'll be finishing up the worksheets and then adding more in that theme. :)
I have added a Pirates and Princess Alphabet Game to 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum. You will find this game under the Pirates and Princess link - Literacy ideas - left hand side. More to e added. Thank you! Jean 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum
New file added to 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum.... Under the Pirates and Princess link on the members site. Pirates Themed Uppercase and Lowercase cards. Also includes pirate vocabulary words and pirate writing book.
You can use this file in book form, one for each child or print up pages and place in a Reusable Dry Erase Pocket, 9 x 12 Inches and place in writing center. In color and B & W.
I have been in limbo the last couple of months with curriculum. In May I lost my detachable hard drive with all files, graphics, templates. Not fun to say the least. I am thankful to say that after waiting months the files have been recovered and I'm able to get back to work on new files...
One of my new files is a I have added a Rhyming Fun book to 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum - it is located under the Assorted Sheets link.
What a new discovery for my child care.... Sensory bottles. I have never heard of them before in my 29 years of child care. Was I living under a rock or what? I decided to try my hand at them while waiting to attend a class on sensory bottles and this is a little information on sensory bottles and how I have put them together.....
So what are sensory bottles? Sensory bottles are made using recycled water bottles. You can fill the bottles with an assorted of items such as colored beads, pom poms, small plastic insects, googly eyes, the possibilities are endless. Just as long as they fit into the bottles. The purpose of a sensory bottle is for children to use their senses to explore the bottles. Roll, shake, tip them over and observe how items move around in the bottle.
I bought Voss water bottles in the 11 oz size because I love the size, they are great for little hands, and they store nicely. I bought the most recent case of Voss water bottles from WalMart on line. I got free shipping because I ordered quite a few.
You can use the water from the bottles, or use distilled water. I felt tap water made the bottles too cloudy and I wanted a more clear sensory bottle.
The tops of the water bottles are small, so keep in mind when you want to add items that they will fit into the bottles. I filled the following bottles with the items, added distilled water, used hot glue around the lip of the bottles and placed the cover on. You need to move fast attaching the cover so that you can get the cover on tight before the hot glue cools. (I also wore a rubber glove from doing dishes to give me the best possible gripe on the cover.).
Here are a few of the bottles I have done so far, and it's just the beginning. I promise to share more of my fun creations once I get more done.
Color Sensory Bottles
Colors sensory bottles I'm making to put into my art center. I have 4 completed, and having to re-do my green one. The green one was the first one I made, and I didn't fill the bottle up completely so I'm not happy with it. Trial and error for me.
My color bottle red I put in a balloon, (I knotted the balloon because again trial and error, I found the beads were going into the mouth of the balloon). pom poms, marker, beads, train, crayon, and other small items that were red.
A suggestion before adding distilled water and sealing is make sure you have all items you want in the bottle. One addition to my color bottles I plan for the future is to do a search and find card. Take a picture of each item, place on a card, laminate and let children using a dry eraser marker- mark the card as they find an item.
Sensory bottles don't have to be limited to water. Using dry ingredients can make some pretty interesting sensory bottles. The bottles above were made using popcorn kernels. I placed colored googly eyes in the first bottle, plastic insects in the second one and small plastic letters. You can use other items such as sand, and other items.
I have made a Easter and baby sensory bottle. Again these are a couple of my earlier sensory bottles and will be re-done because they are not completely full of water, but the picture gives you an idea on some additional ideas. Make holiday sensory bottles. My Easter sensory bottle includes small plastic Easter bunnies, baby chicks and colored beads.
Make sure to seal when you finish any sensory bottles that you made to eliminate any messes, and I promise to share any additional sensory bottles because like I said.... These bottles are just the tip of the ice berg.
Helping to clean some of the sticky from the Voss label is the label from the water bottle. Remove the label and using the sticky side keep pressing it against the sticky reside on the bottle. It will remove that sticky leftovers and leave you with a smooth bottle to create with.
I have added a princess lapbook to 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum. This is located under the Pirates and Princess link. Some activities to keep all little princesses busy for a while.... Also includes a hat to make up and they can wear when work on their lapbook. Thank you for viewing... More to be added... Jean 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum Treasures of the Heart Preschool and Child Care
1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum is being used all across the US. 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum is also being used in Canada, India, Hungary, Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Kuwait, South Korea, United Kingdom, The Philippines, Guam, Singapore, Turkey, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Trinidad, Malaysia, Italy and Sri Lanka.
I have added a monster fun lapbook to 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum.You will find this under the Monster link - bottom left hand side of the page. I thought this would be a fun activity to add to the monster theme... Jean 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum
I have added a few items to Pirates and Princesses theme on 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum.
Pirate Days of the week - English and Spanish Princess Days of the Week - English and Spanish What Does a Pirate Use? book - Color and B & W Pirate Draw and Journal pages (3) Princess Draw and Journal Pages (3)