Thursday, October 2, 2008

Pre-K Playground Rules!











I was out on the playground with my camera walking around when I seen a little guy climbing the slide. He was breaking the rules but I took his picture. Then I seen two girls on one swing. They were breaking the rules but I took their picture. Another group of children were burying a little girl in the sand. They were breaking the rules but I took their picture. The bikes were popular on this particular day. It was way over crowded. They were breaking the rules but I took their picture. Some little guys were throwing rocks. They were breaking the rules but I took their picture. The standing on the bikes and the stick picture were totally staged, as if you can't tell.. but still they were breaking the rules but I took their picture. Why did I do this? Because I thought it would make a really fun Foto Finish Friday Post! Why else? No, really - I made a class book. Teaching the words unacceptable/acceptable. We took pictures of them making the right choice and the wrong one. It has become quite a popular book in their little book corner. They love seeing themselves. They are also mastering the word quite well. Wednesday at lunch a little girl looked at me and said, "Teacher, this lunch is totally unacceptable. My stomach hates it". Way to funny!


And I just wanted to throw this picture in because it is so stinkin' cute. On September 26th, we celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day. We graphed apples. Tasted Apple Butter and Apple Muffins. We drank apple cider and then made apple prints with red, yellow, and green paint. We had a fun day... and I thought they looked adorable in their Johnny Appleseed Hats..

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63 comments:

binks said...

super cute. What a great way to teach the little ones some big words, make them the story.

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

great pictures! My my dd was there she would be in all the 'not to do' pictures! lol

stefanie said...

So funny! Kids do love to be the story, that was quite creative.

Sandy Toes said...

I love those pictures with the sayings on them! So cute!
Have a great weekend!
-Sandy Toes

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I miss my teaching days looking at those pics.!
I finished Twilight-finally! (Usually I have time/effort to finish a book in a couple of days.)
It was sooo good-I will go on to book two in a few days-when my heart rate goes down...
For now, I am going to read a chick lit.-the newest Jane Green.
Have a good one!!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Her latest book is "Beach House". I didn't like her last book, "Second Chances", but I have liked her others. (I think she might have gotten a divorce or something, because "Second Chances" was about divorce and adultery-not a topic I want to read about.) I don't know about "Beach House" yet-only on chapter 3, and it is a bit weird...
We'll see...

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

adorable

Amy said...

Out of the mouths of babes.;)

I need to make a book like that for my teenagers about the "chore" rules while mom is away. But somehow, I just bet they would not be as excited as your students to see their pictures in that book.;)

God Bless,
Amy:)

The Pink Potpourri said...

that is AWESOME!!! you are so creative! what a great way to teach rules. your kids are precious!!

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My home - My life said...

Aww so cute!!!

Straight to Your Hart said...

Cute..Cute..pictures! My kids love to be the story..smart...good thing I don't have my picture being taken now when I break the rules (I'm a Mother now I can't or wouldn't do such things..cough.cough)..JK-LOL!!Love the post.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Ah, fun! Those are SO good!

Keli said...

What a great idea! Very creative and great pictures!

SondreLyn said...

OMG! So very very cute! Have a great day!

Melissa said...

I just love reading your blog, such great stories!! And this one today is no different!! Great pics & story..... Oh, and my sun loved "johnny Appleseed day" too... we brought in biscuits & apple butter...yummy!!

Cecily R said...

What a FANTASTIC idea! I love that you've put it in the story corner and that they get to see themselves in the book. LOV IT!

Glad you joined us this week Becky, this was a PERFECT PSF!

Solei said...

I can't believe you got that many real 'caught red handed' shots. Going through them I thought they were all staged. But they weren't so I guess you have some rulebreakers on your hands, lol.

Anyways, your kids are so lucky! You definitely seem like a great teacher. My Princess had 1 in pre-k and you cannot imagine what a lasting impression you great teachers leave on those kids AND their moms.
Those are some lucky kids!
=0D

Susie said...

Those are great pictures. Those little stinkers know they are getting away with something. Look at those sassy smiles:-)

Megan said...

That is really cute! (Except for the girl getting buried in sand..that one makes me shiver..hahha)

Lisa & Gerald said...

Love your great Idea's on teaching the little one's

angie said...

Love the breaking the rules story and photos!

Kelsey said...

Can you still teach in like 10 years and let me know where I can find you so that my future kids can be in your class?!

Outnumbered2to1 said...

What a great way to teach those concepts. How fun are you?

Vodka Mom said...

these little darlings are ADORABLE. They remind me of all my kindergartners. Just as funny. :-)

Rachel said...

I love it -- how much fun!!!!!!!!

My PSF is finally up!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Oh my gosh that is so cute! What a great idea, I bet they would love it if those pics were posted as rules in the room :)

Laura said...

Love it! Love breaking the rules!

imbeingheldhostage said...

And what a great start to your first :-)
This is so cute! What a fun way to teach.

Supercool Hotmama said...

Your playground rules book sounds like a great idea! How cute is that!?!

Thanks for stopping by hotmamashouse on Photostory Friday!

lmerie said...

Too much fun . . .oh, yeah, no such thing. These pics are great!

West Family said...

That is a great idea! Kids (and adults for that matter) always love to look at pics of themselves.

Steph said...

That's too cute!

Michelle said...

Priceless!!

Head Gaggler said...

Great shots. Love the captions. I love following my kids around and snap when ever I want!

Bren said...

Such fun shots! We do Johnny Appleseed Day too and I love how cute all the kids look.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Now THAT is the way to teach. Beautiful shots!

photomommy said...

Welcome to PSF! Great photos. Kids are so funny.

Thanks for stopping by.

Melissa said...

Wow, I love the idea of a book showing what the rules are. I wish I had this idea much sooner!

Jennifer said...

I love the pictures! I also love the little one saying that the lunch was unacceptable! Kid's are so full of humor!

KatieZ said...

Great pics. Love the sayings on them. I'm new at this so my blog is somewhat lame compared to yours. But thanks for stopping by!

Robyn said...

What a great idea.

Krystyn said...

That is too cute. I love how they are all breaking the rules, but not in a bad way.

Rebecca Jo said...

You have to be the coolest teacher ever!!!

Kellan said...

What a cute post and what a great idea to make a class book!

Have a great weekend - Kellan

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

I just love the idea of this little book. The pictures are just great!

Smiling Shelly said...

What a great way to teach the kids what is and is not acceptable.
I may have to make a book like that for my girls - Sure would be a big book on the unacceptable side though...lol!

Cute photo's too.

Rachel said...

they are super cute and what a great teacher...come on over to my blog for a surpise!!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

Every kid I have ever seen, prefers to go up a slide, rather than down it.

Susan said...

What a great idea to make a class book out of all the rule breakers! So cute.

tommie said...

Those pics are too stinkin' cute!

I grew up small town OK....even taught in small town OK.

Thanks for visiting my story. Happy weekend

Mandy said...

Your blog is so steakin' cute!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

CUTE! Kids learn when they can relate and what better way than with photos of themselves. Clever teacher! : )

Simply AnonyMom said...

Those picture are ADORABLE! My 4 yr old has very similar rules in his Pre-K, but they did not make a cool book like that. Wonderful idea.

lisaschaos said...

Happy to have you in the Photostory! :) The kids are too cute and I bet they do love that book!

Jen said...

Super cute! what a good way to show and teach them

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

I love the lunch comment! :D

Wendy said...

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Brian and Staci said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog fellow Oklahoman :) I love your post! What a great idea...you are right, kids LOVE seeing themselves...so what better way to help them by SEEING themselves making good or bad choices :) LOVE IT! Maybe you should take a picture of an OU Sooner vs an OSU Cowboy....good choice....bad choice??? WE know which is right!! Hee hee! What cute kiddoes by the way :) Have a great weekend!

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

My son's class did Johnny Appleseed and he loved it!!

Adorable post!!

Karin said...

Haha, great post! Kids will be kids!

Elaine said...

I loved this post, way to cute.

girlytwins said...

How cute are you. I wish you were a teacher near me. Your idea of what is right & wrong to do is so crafty. I bet the kids enjoyed 'helping' out :)

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