Friday, September 30, 2011


Simple art project that we did using some paint & hair combs! They used the little black combs to make swirls, lines and other designs!! We used some fun colorful party paper to stick on for a unique look for our MASTER PIECES!!!


How about mixing snack time with math time?! This was so much fun for my students. First they were thrilled to have "breakfast" for snack time & I was thrilled to mix it with math & they just thought it was a fun game! Who says learning can't be fun?!!!

I found the "Fruity Cheerios Sorting" template at and I printed & lamented enough for all my students.
Bought some off brand Fruit Loops & served them with a glass of milk & a banana for some added nutrition!
As they nibbled on their snack they sorted, counted & even made some cute happy faces.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Okay, I usually keep my snacks simple, but by popular demand we went "Fishin" during snack time!! This is by far the most popular snack we serve!

All you need is some pretzel sticks: AKA: FISHING POLES
Peanut Butter: AKA: THE BATE (Make sure there are no peanut allergies)

Bate the pole & go fishin'!!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Simple Circle Puzzle Project

Our shape of the month is a circle & for one of our projects we made Circle Puzzles. This is such an easy project and the kids loved it. We started with a large circle on the bottom and added other circles on top by gluing them all over the big circle making sure we overlapped them. We finished it off by adding circle stickers all over the top. Various sizes & colors can be used and the students can even cut out their own circles too. After they were done gluing and sticking all the circles on, I folded the circle in half & than in half again so they had a guideline to cut the circle into fourths. They were thrilled when they were able to put their puzzle back together!

This idea came from:

Friday, September 23, 2011


Our first ACTIVITY BAGS went home yesterday with my students & I am so excited about the possibilities the little bags hold!

I found the bright colorful bags at the Dollar Store and they were two for $1.00. I printed & lamented our first assignments & tied the tags onto the bags with some ribbon. This way the tags can be removed & saved for next year & replaced with new tag assignments for multiple subjects.

The first tag instructions: Please help me find 5 items to put in my activity bag to share with my class. These items need to be something that can be left at school such as: Acorns, buttons, milk caps etc… We will be sharing, sorting, comparing & counting all our items. Remember only 5 items of the same thing.

I am very excited to see all the different items the children will be surprising me with!


My students had a wonderful time last week with our Dinosaur theme! Even the girls got into the fun being Paleontologist’s & digging for bones (see cute necklaces’ we made), playing in the science center tub using the cool tools and making their own dino’s to take home! Each dinosaur was named after the students such as, “Donnysaurus”!

For the science center, I was thrilled to find the dinosaur “Skelton’s” at the Dollar Store…perfect to bury so the students could use the magnifying class & the little paint brushes to sweep the dirt away! Also, at the Dollar Store we purchased doggy chew toys that made excellent dinosaur bones to bury in the sandbox & throughout the playground for a bone hunt!

We counted and sorted dinosaurs by color & had fun marching them in a parade across the table.

The BIG dinosaur feet topped it off as they stomped around the room with their cute little ROARS!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Check Out TTPS on FB!!

Hey Followers if you have not joined TTPS on Facebook yet? Check us out here:!/pages/Teea-Time-Playschool/150740668332603

The Lesson Plan Diva is have a Facebook Linky Party by grade level too.... Check It Out!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Robot Fun!!

I tried to find the site that I got this idea from but I failed....probably doesn't help that I am following a ton of them. Never the less we are having a GRAND time working with our tin cans & making them into wonderful little robot friends!! 

Apple Pie Play Dough

Apple Pies, apple cookies, apple muffins galore!!!
Teea Timer's love t bake for anyone who comes inside our door!

Traditional Play Dough

* 1 cup flour
* 1 cup warm water
* 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
* 1 teaspoon oil
* 1/4 cup salt
* food coloring

Mix all ingredients, adding food coloring last.
Cook over medium heat until smooth. Continue cooking after the mixture thickens, and continue to cook until the dough comes together in the pan to form a ball. Remove from pan and knead until blended smooth. Place in plastic bag or airtight container when completely cool.
Store in a cool place and avoid allowing condensation to form in the storage container.

Thank you for the wonderful idea!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

"Hand"some Apple Tree's

Our apple tree craft turned out so cute & I was suprised not only how easy it was , but how messy it was NOT!!! We started by tracing their hand/arm on the placemat to use as the trunk & the branches & adding a little green for the tree. They tore off pieces of red & white restraurant paper to glue on and embelish the mats, & used the clothes pins with the fuzzy balls attached to the end to dip in the red paint & create the apples on the tree. By adding the squirrel stickers it finished off their master pieces beautifully!!!

Who Is Here Today?!

At Parent Orientation I sent home a felt person with each family for the students to decorate anyway they wanted & bring it back on the first day of school to hang on our felt board to "sign in" to declare "Who Is Here Today"! The students were so excited to show off their special people they created & it gave them such a wonderful sense of pride to hang it on the board.