When I was teaching younger kids, one of the items that was fun was to pick a unit plan, theme, or other item to cover with the kids. In first grade, this would involve lesson planning across academic areas and lots of items for center activities. One of my favorites was for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and also the Five Senses. Yes, there are days when I really miss that part of being in the classroom.
As the parent of a child in preschool, it has been fun to see what his teachers pick and choose each week to do with kids that are now 4 and 5 years old. Tuesday morning, we walked into the classroom and the theme was very clear.
The details in the classroom were amazing. There were dinosaurs romping all over the place. They were here:
Yes, there were even more dinosaurs over on the other side of the room. The best part: Laurie Berkner’s We are the Dinosaurs was playing as the kids explored the new dinoland.
When JSL went in the next day, I suggested wearing one of his dinosaur shirts. Little did we know that his shirt would be perfect inspiration for a project they were making. Check out their dino hats.
So my question to you week is inspired by my son’s creative teachers:
What theme in school was your favorite as a child? If you can not recall, how about a favorite your child has done or perhaps one you wish you had done.
P.S. If you are in a dinosaur dancing mood, here’s a little Laurie Berkner video.
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the linky there if you are participating.
Ohhhhh! Princess Nagger would be in seventh heaven in that room! :) They didn’t do themes when I was in school…and Princess Nagger’s school doesn’t do that, either…I don’t think! :)
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Gosh- I can’t even remember if we had themes when I was a kid. Recycling was a big deal back then. Maybe recycling.
Have a great weekend!
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I honestly can’t remember a theme that the teacher did with us when I was in school way back in the day-I do remember being given ‘Buckner Bucks’ as they called them for good grades, helping out, etc. and at the end of the year, they did an auction where we could all use our money ^.^
It may not have been a theme, but it was really fun!
Have a great weekend :)
i can not remember, but I am SO LOOKING forward (and I hope that it happens) for when my son starts school…
that would be heaven for him :)
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No themes when I was in school, except for around the holidays they always had us do holiday type crafts.
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I don’t ever remember them doing themes in my school. But my fave of what my son did in school seeds and plants. I now have one of his plants.
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I don’t remember themes in school either, for me or for my kids. Looks like we missed out on lots of fun!!
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