Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Free Valentine's Alphabet File Folder Game. :)

I have added a free Valentine's Alphabet file folder game to the 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum web site. You can click on the link below to access this file:

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Thank you!
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Dental Health Dry Eraser Sheets Added.

I have added a few Dental Health Dry Eraser sheets to the 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum web site. Under the Dental Health link. :)
More to be added.
Thank you!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Alphabet Cards

I have added so far Alphabet Cards a - g to the 1 - 2 - 3 learn Curriculum web site. As I add more alphabet cards, I will replace the file.
Includes is also the upper and lower case of each letter. This picture doesn't show that. :)
More to be added! Thank you...... Jean

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dental Health Lesson Plan

I have added a Dental Health Lesson plan to 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum - under the Dental Health link.
More to be added.
Thank you!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mitten Play Time

A fun and easy activity for your winter theme... Cut out mitten shapes from scrapbook paper and card stock. Make 1 set of mittens per each color or pattern. Laminate the mittens if you would like to use them over and over again. Mitten pattern shown was cut out using an Ellison mitten die cut.

Activity # 1

Mitten Match

Take your laminated mittens (I used 14 sets of mittens) and lay them out - face up on the table. Let each of the children take turns matching the mittens.

Activity # 2

Mitten Memory Game

Using your laminated mittens, use only the mittens that have patterns. Not card stock mittens. You will turn over the mittens so children don't see the patterns. Each child will take a turn. Have them flip over one mitten and then try to find the matching mitten. If they don't find a match, remind them to remember what pattern they saw, so when it's their turn again, maybe they will find a match.

Have children keep playing until all mittens are matched up.

Additional ideas:
  • Laminate several mitten patterns, using a paper punch, punch holes around the mitten, attach a piece of lacing string, and use mittens as lacing cards. 
  • Cut out different sizes of mittens. Use 4  or more sizes. Have children place in order from smallest to biggest, biggest to smallest, matching colors, or patterns.
  • Cut out mitten patterns in colored card stock. Number the mittens 1 - 10. Have children put the mittens in numeral order. Place a correct number of items on each mitten using cotton balls, buttons, or other objects. Just keep in mind the age of the children.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Alphabet Dry Eraser Sheets

I have added letters A - F dry eraser sheets to 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum web site - under the Alphabet link. I will be adding more letters and finishing up this file within the next several days.
Thank you!

To purchase dry eraser sheets from Amazon, please click on link below. Thank you.

Arctic Animals Alphabet Sorting Strips

I have added Arctic Animals Alphabet Sorting Strips to 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum. Under Arctic Animals - Literacy Ideas.... :)
More to be added.
Thank you!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Arctic Animals Magnet Sheets

I have added Arctic Animal Magnet sheets to the 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum web site. More to be added. Thank you. :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Children's Portfolios / Testing Sheets

On 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum, I have included some different forms for your child care. These include Progress Reports and more. I am making these forms available as free downloads for you to use in your own preschool program.

This is a quick explanation of the forms and links to downloads them. I hope you find these forms useful.

The first file explains how to use the information included on this file. They include:
  • Easing the Transition from Preschool to Kindergarten
  • Ready for Kindergarten
  • Observation Cover Sheets
  • Conference Form
  • Progress Report Forms
  • Testing Sheets (Colors, Letters, Numbers and Shapes)
and the following sheets - not used for portfolios but included in this file. 
  • Parent Survey Sheets
  • Accident Log
Below is a picture of one of the testing forms for colors and shapes. 
(To download file - click on picture. File will open up in a new window).

In the box in the upper right hand corner, are 3 different dates to use during testing. (I personally do testing every 6 months). Each time I test a child, I use a different color marker. I write the date of the testing, and the color of the marker (or pen) I am using. As I go through each section, I mark a line with the marker if the child knows the letter, color, number or shape. 

Next time I test, I will have a visual of what they knew the last testing time, and what progress they have made since their last test. 

All testing forms, some pictures of the children and samples of their cutting, writing and coloring are stored in a 3 - ring binder. (Pictured below).

Children's items are placed in top loading page protectors. (Name is covered).
This particular child was tested in July - 2011 at the age of 2. I used a red pen during his testing. When he is tested in January - 2012, I will use a blue pen.

Included in the download is a Words That Start With the Letter: When I feel the children are ready, when asked if they know a letter, they will also be asked if they can give me a word that starts with that letter. The word they give me will be written on this page. 
(During circle time, we have letter of the week and we listen to the beginning sound and come up with words that begin with that letter).

On the next page, this is where I keep track of what I have in their portfolio. This includes scissor skills, name writing, coloring samples, and more.
(To download file - click on picture. File will open up in a new window).

Below is a sample of some of the items included. This is shown to parents at the child's conference. This lets the parents know how the children are doing.

In my next entry I will explain how I save observations for children and add to their file above. 
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Arctic Animals - Week 2 Added

I have added Arctic Animals - Week 2 Pre-Planned lesson plan for infants - Toddlers and Preschoolers to the 1 - 2 - 3 Learn Curriculum web site. This will give members 2 full weeks of planned activities.
More to be added.
Thank you!
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