All those preschool ideas I've been pinning? Yep, did a few of those, too.
I needed a bulletin board idea for November for my primary class, which is composed of 11 three year olds who are turning four over the course of the school year. This is the idea I got from Pinterest:
My version, using the little hands in my class:
I LOVE this! I will say it was challenging to make handprints (let's remember we are painting hands on 3 year old kiddos - loose cannons at best) in the middle of the tree. I literally picked up a couple of them and held them by the waist with one arm while guiding their painty hand with the other. (Never EVER inwardly scoff again when you hear someone is a preschool teacher, thinking they've got it E-A-S-Y.)
Next, we made Indian corn. This is what I saw on Pinterest:
And this is what we made:
|Look at her sweet finger!|
The Pinterest link showed a child using
the end of a pencil to do this, but I
say go big or go home.
ANOTHER PINTEREST WIN!
Time for a pre-k project. This class meets three mornings a week and is made up of 16 four year olds. Our Pinterest project was chosen to replace the same old, tired, turkey handprint project we've been doing for years and using for a placemat for our Thanksgiving feast.
This is what I found on Pinterest:
Pinterest won't take me to the site, saying it
looks spammy, so, there you go.
Consider yourself warned.
And this is our finished product:
HOW CUTE IS THAT?!
And now, for a little Pinterest Challenge of my own, I am posting a picture the primary class made of the Mayflower. I got the idea from a Mailbox magazine, but instead of cutting out a handprint for the hull of the ship, I continued my theme of torturing my assistant teacher and, yes, painted their hands, because that's the way I roll:
Now to see how many re-pins I get....