Saturday, June 24, 2017

Oh My Goodness ~ Time Flies

I must say, it's been forever and a day since I've signed in to create a blog.

It's taken me a bit to wrap my brain around events that have taken place since my last post.

My mom passed away March 12, 2017.  While being her caregiver, it was hard to manage school, home, and everything in between. I hope to get back in a routine and not fall back with continuing my blog which really means a lot to me!

My goal for the summer is to learn to actually share my original patterns with you all, I'm trying to work on that!!

I'm just not going to try and do a 6 month catch up on all of our items. Some were repeats and some were new... However, I will catch up for our Summer!! Our Summer Classes are only 3 days a week - Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Summer began June 6th and we are about to enter our fourth week of three days.

Our Summer Theme is Bees!

We started with brand new bumblebee crafts. We then moved on to Father's Day, then to the pond, and next week, we will begin our July 4th activities. We will then be out of school until July 11th!!

I will first share our Bumble Bee Items...

Before Summer Classes started, I decided to make a visual fingerplay. I bought a pair of blue rubber gardening gloves from the Dollar Tree. I found some really happy bumblebee buttons at Hobby Lobby. Knowing that my sewing skills aren't the best, by the least, I decided to attempt this project afterall. We have used it almost daily (that we're in school) and the children absolutely LOVE it!!





This has definitely been a success in our classroom!! (I only stuck myself with the needle once and drew blood.. and to boot, I stuck myself with the eye part of the needle not the point!! I think only I could manage that one! I did lose my needle on the last bee, still haven't found it!!)

Now, for an original bumblebee craft: I'm a Bee-liever in Jesus Headband!



We used a sentence strip for the headband. Inside the heart, we place a fingerprint bumblebee. I use Microsoft Works to create my projects. Yes, I know I am way behind times!! Hopefully I can update my knowledge and work on newer stuff. I am definitely a creature of habit and I have gotten quite accustomed to googling a search for clipart and downloading what I need then moving from there! :)

Next: The bumble bee itself isn't original and the hive was found online. The craft itself we did create. I'm beee-ing good at school. I used a bumblebee font to print up the words. The kiddos sponge painted the beehive. They bingo dabbed the bee with yellow and black. The wings were sponge painted light blue.

The children thoroughly enjoyed creating this project. 

Our final bumblebee craft is s hand print craft. I typed up the words in another bumblebee font. We stamped the kiddo's hands for the wings and they sponge painted the bee, yellow. Didn't even dawn of me to create stripes! :) 


This concludes the bumblebee crafts for the week. I will share with you the hive I made for the hallway. 


I used a yellow poster board from the Dollar Tree, drew, then painted and cut out the hive. The bees were purchased at a school supply store in Columbia, South Carolina. Some say, I can get carried away with our themes.. I had my nails painted black, yellow, and black and yellow striped!!! Some of my precious little girls said they wanted bumblebee nails too!! :) 

Happy Buzzing!!! :)
Sherry :)

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