Well what a relaxing weekend I have had! Seeing that I was sick and "voiceless" for about 3 days, I stayed home (and even used my first sick day this school year) to try and recover and rest my voice. Because as a Preschool teacher, you NEED your voice or else you are useless in the classroom! Well, at least that is how I felt when I was at work attempting to make it through the day on Thursday!!
Now I am feeling a bit better and I just wrapped up my lesson planning for the week, so I am prepared for tomorrow- well, at least until those munchkins walk in the door!
Anyhow, I was able to get some learning fun done with my little one at home on Friday. (There was no sense in taking her all the way to the daycare, which is 10 minutes from my school but 25 minutes from home). But after awhile of playing and watching tv, she was getting restless.
Earlier in the year, I subscribed to Scholastic Weekly Reader (only 2 issues though; one for the classroom and one for use at home) and I never really used it much...until Friday.
Since I was not able to speak very much or very loud, I decided to pull out a Scholastic reader and jump on my laptop to utilize the online component that comes with my subscription.
We LOVED it!
First, we read the Weekly Reader booklet about Polar Bears and did a graphing activity.Then we jumped on my laptop and read the Weekly Reader again (online) and then watched a video of the Arctic and the animals that live there. We even played a little game!
It was all pretty fun and interactive and she loved being on mommy’s laptop.
After all that online fun, she made a polar bear painting with some stale marshmallows we found in the cabinets! Apparently someone had left the bag open last weekend… Oops...
And when she went down for her nap, I know I should have taken a nap too, to get some rest, but I took advantage of the time and was able to start on some fun Valentine’s Day activities!
I can't wait to finish them up and post them on TPT later this week!
So, Friday was a VERY productive day off! =)