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Picture Clue

31 Aug

Hi Ho Hi Ho it's off to work we go

Can you guess what song I am singing today?

I’m sure you can.

Now it’ll be stuck in your head all day, like it will be stuck in mine.

You’re welcome.

Mrs. V
Putting on her teaching hat and heading out the door. Hi-ho.

Time to Paint the T-Shirts

5 May

T-shirt Song

 

Painting t-shirts, painting t-shirts;

Messy fun, messy fun;

We’ll wear them when they’re done, We’ll wear them when they’re done;

In the sun, in the sun!

Mrs. V

 (Tune: Frere Jacques)

Wednesday is our annual t-shirt painting day at preschool!  The children are very excited about this project.  Here is the best part: each child will get to paint one, since we had so many t-shirts donated for this event.   I will even be painting  my very own t-shirt.  I’ve been a teacher at my preschool for 7 years, and I have never once painted a t-shirt.  I don’t know what has taken me so long to do this, but I know that I can’t wait! 

The song that is stuck in my head

23 Mar

Oh, the perils of being a preschool teacher…

There are certain songs that I use with certain themes that just play on and on in my head, long after the day is done and I have gone home.  These songs are usually catchy tunes that my students love and want to hear over and over again.  Sometimes I even hear these songs in my sleep. 

Are you beginning to doubt my sanity?

Wait, don’t answer that.

I was introduced to a song this year by the parent of one of my students, and I have chosen to use it for our dinosaur theme this week. 

I may regret this for a long, long time.  My jukebox of a brain will NOT let this one go.

So I thought I’d share it with you.  Aren’t I nice?

We Are The Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner 

Listen at your own risk.

Oh, press play for goodness sake.  Don’t be a wimp.

Aren’t you glad I shared?

Mrs. V

Has Spring Sprung?

21 Mar

didi birds

Judging by the birds, the sun and the rainbow, I’d say my little friend who drew this for me  believes that spring has returned once again.

I hate to get my hopes up too high, since Mother Nature has fooled me more than once or twice in the past.  However, we’ve enjoyed a week of beautiful spring weather, and the snow has disappeared.  The birds are singing their spring songs, and the grass is daring to turn green.  It feels good to be outside again.  **sigh of contentment** 

Other signs of spring:

1.  My conferences with parents are completed, except for 2 students, and I’ll get those ones done in due time.  For the most part, I feel the conferences went well.  I only had 3 pages of forms per student, instead of the anticipated 4, so the 120 pages are now a distant memory.  I only have 2 months left with these 40 wonderful children and I plan to make the most of it.

2.  My son had his thirteenth birthday, and so far has not turned into a scary human being, and I find that comforting.  I even survived his sleepover birthday party.  Granted it was only three of his friends, but the thought of having four 13 year old boys in my house, at the same time, all night long, scared terrified me.  I handle 4 and 5 year old children so much better than teenagers.

3.  My windows are open, my windows are open, my windows are open!!

4.  My children actually want to go outside and stay outside.  The sound of all the kids playing on our cul-de-sac is music to my ears.

5. The singing of these two Barney songs in my classroom every school day.   The director and the secretary at the preschool can hear both of my classes singing these songs at the TOP of their little lungs.

Oh, and Barney is cool.  Don’t let my sister, RC tell you otherwise.

The Green Grass Grows All Around

And they love, love, LOVE to sing this one.  This is the one they sing the loudest.

If All the Raindrops

So, I’ve come to the conclusion that Spring may have arrived.  I’ll probably still believe it even if I’m buried under 2 feet of snow.

Happy Spring,
Mrs. V

P.S. Isn’t youtube a wonderful thing?

A little song for you

11 Jan

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been lesson planning this afternoon, and I made up this little song while I was working.  I will be using it this week during my group times.  I hope the children enjoy it.

S-N-O-W

*Sung to the tune “Frere Jacques”

S-N-O-W
S-N-O-W

That spells snow;
That spells snow.

It falls from the sky;
It falls from the sky.

When it’s cold;
When it’s cold.

Mrs. V
Now I have the song stuck in my head.  Is it stuck in yours?