Learning About Sunscreen
Every summer I stress the
importance of wearing sunscreen. Each child picks out a
construction paper and we cut paper to make clothing for the people.
(Do not glue the clothes on - we
use the old paper doll tabs to secure them). Next, we take our
people outside and lay them in the sun.
After a few hours we retrieve them, remove their clothing and
the children can see first-hand where
the sun has faded the paper. We relate that back to the damage sun
can do to our unprotected skin.
Have A Camping Day
At the preschool where I work we
did a Camping day. It was a hit with the children and with
A put up a tent inside and the children were able to take books
in there to read/look at. We had three
flashlights in the tent also. Some of the children took
some food in the tent and had a picnic. We also
had two kiddie pools that we used for fishing ponds. One we had some
water in and some plastic fish and
the children took turns catching the fish with a toy fishing pole. The
other pool had no water and we put
paper fish in there from a fishing game I think. We put paper clips on
each of the paper fish and then the
children tried to catch them with a fishing pole that had a magnetic
attached to the end of it. We talked
to the children about camping safety, especially about staying away from
the campfire. We also had
a couple life jackets that the children could wear and we talked
to them about water safety.
We also made s'mores with the children, using a microwave, of course.
Summer Survival Kit
A cup of goodies just for you!
This cup is for you from me with love.
Inside I have put some treats that you can use this summer.
A piece of sidewalk chalk for this
summer when you need
something to do (be sure to ask your parents where it's ok to
A Band-Aid for one of those summer ouches!
Hugs and Kisses for those times you need them!
A pencil and eraser to practice writing over the summer.
A postcard with my address on it so you can write me sometime this
summer to let me know how you are and what fun things you have
A summer reading log and bookmark... return the completed
log to me in August and receive something special!
Have a wonderful vacation, remember to come visit me next year.
Enclosed is a
coupon that you can return to me next year for a free trip to the
I have a new weather chart which we
will be using soon as we talk about weather. The older children
are helping get our "storm room" ready.... that is a good
learning experience for them and helps me
prepare a safe place in case of tornado or such. We talk
about what we put in there and why.
Drive In Diner
We used an old frame from a swing
set. Let the kids paint it and they are using it for a drive
in diner. They made signs for
the drive up window and painted and drew signs showing fries,
hamburgers, etc. and stuck on with tape. They really love it.
Use Your Noodle
During the summer, swim noodles are
everywhere. Stock up on a few to help keep your sand table
and span! Use a sharp knife to carefully cut the noodles to match the
length and width of your sand table.
Then slice through the noodles and attach them to your table.
The noodles will help prevent sand from
spilling onto the floor. They will also provide a soft surface for little
ones to wipe their hands on when finished.
Wait for end of summer sales and then stock up on discounted
noodles. Now that's using your noodle!
Boo - Boo Box
Keep first aid supplies close at
hand when you're outside on the playground by creating a Boo - Boo
Fill an inexpensive toolbox with bandages, wipes, first aid
cream, and other first aid supplies. And, if you
don't want to carry the box back and forth each time you take little ones
outdoors, set up a rural
mailbox on your playground and keep the toolbox inside it. Your supplies
will stay dry and ready
for any boo-boos that happen during outdoor play! You can also use a
fanny pack for this, too.
Keep the dust bunnies at bay with
this tip for summer storage! Place all of your books, toys, and
manipulatives on shelves in your classroom. Then tape plastic painting
tarps over the front of
the shelves. When returning to your classroom after summer vacation,
simply remove the plastic
from the shelves. Wipe down the outside of the shelves with a damp cloth
and your dusting is done.
To get a jump start on planning for
next year, spend a summer afternoon thoroughly reviewing those
teacher resources that you put aside during the school year. When you
come across an idea.
that you would like to use in the upcoming year, write the title
of the idea, the name of the
resource in which it appears, and the page number on an index
card. Take note of each idea on
a separate card; then place each card in your corresponding file.
Throughout your next school
year, you won't have to search to find that perfect idea - it will already
be documented in your files.
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