Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Few Great Websites

I have to admit it... I'm just a liiiitle bit exhausted and uninspired tonight.  I didn't want all of y'all to think that I had dropped off the face of the planet, so I thought I would pass along a few great websites that I have been using lately.

Barnes and Noble has put together 14 fabulous books read by authors and celebrities in a fun, online format.  This month they added Laura Numeroff reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!  Some other highlights are Where the Wild Things Are read by Maurice Sendak, The Kissing Hand read by Audrey Penn, Strega Nona read by Tomie de Paola, and Splish, Splash, Splat! read by Molly Ringwald.  I used this as my listening center today, and the kids went CRAZY over it!

Reagan from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits sent this to me last week after my post about Indoor Recess.  It is a great, FREE website with 30 minute interactive exercise videos for little ones.  I haven't shown it to the little ones yet, but I did skim an episode myself and I loved it!

Of course, I have been totally obsessed with Pinterest for a few months now, but I thought it would be fun to share a few fabulous ideas that I have found there in the last week.

 This Montessori inspired sand table is not only fun, it helps children investigate, learn about the world around them and problem solve.  I will definitely be trying a smaller version of this in my classroom this year!

 Simple, perfect, easy peasy way to teach the difference between b and d, as well as p and g!

Homemade puffy paint made from ingredients you already have in your cupboard.  One word: perfect!

All of these ideas can be found on my Pinterest "Lessons and Activities" board.

2 comments:

Kristin said...

Reagan totally helped me out with Adventure to Fitness, too!!! :) And the book fair is at school this week and I just saw the new Laura Numeroff book - If You Give a Dog a Donut". I put it on my wishlist but I will be buying it if a parent doesn't grant it. :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Adventure To Fitness said...

You have awesome teaching tools and activities! I'm passing this blog and your pinterest onto my teacher friends :)(i probably shouldn't write that as "adventure to fitness" so that was just from me, Amanda:) )

Also, I'm trying to spread the word that we have a blog now written by yours truly! Check it out. I JUST started it up this week... so it only has 2 blogs so far... pretty lame. But spread the word about it and comment so I know I'm writing for my own therapy ha :)