Preschool Lesson 8: Halloween and Pumpkins

This week’s Preschool Theme is Halloween (And Pumpkins of course).

 

Circle Time

Color – Red

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – my song from Reading the Alphabet

Weather Bear: Dress the weather bear for today’s weather

 

 

 

Reading

Monday

Read Aloud:  From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer

Letter D Book from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we are going to do a picture walk to introduce this book. Then we will circle the sight word, the, every time we see the book. As we circle our new sight word, we will say the word.

Sight Word Poke Page from Reading the Alphabet

This week’s sight word is the word ‘my’.

For this activity we are going to take a toothpick and poke holes all around the sight word, see. Once we are done we will place the paper up to a window to let the light come through the paper.

I Spy with D Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

This we are going to make into a game. First we will spread all of the cards on the floor. Then we will play “I Spy” with the syllable sounds clapping as you say the words.

Wednesday

Read Aloud: It’s Halloween by Jack Prelutsky

Letter D Book from Reading the Alphabet

This is the second day that we use this book. So today we are going to look through the pictures again. As we look through the pictures we will identify the initial sounds of the words. When we finish our initial sounds, I will read to them the first pages and then allow them to finish the story for me.

Pocket Chart Book from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will need a pocket chart. I am going to place the sentences in the pocket chart and read the text aloud. I am going to use a pointer to point to the words as I read them. After each sentence, my children can add the picture that goes with it. When we complete all of the sentence strips, they will each take turns reading the sentences.

Rhyming Mat from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will take the rhyming mat picture and the small pictures. We will look at each picture and name them. The ones that rhyme with the top picture will be glued to the mat.

Friday

Read Aloud: The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey

Letter D Book from Reading the Alphabet

We are going to start our day by re-reading this book together. Then I will sit with each child on their own and listen to them read the books.

Pocket Chart Book from Reading the Alphabet

This is the second day that we have used the pocket chart book. Today we will start with me reading the sentences to them. Again, they will add the pictures to the sentence strips. Then they will take turns reading the story to me.

Syllable Count and Clip from Reading the Alphabet

This activity is going to be a game for us. We are going to lay down each card one by one. I will start by clapping out each syllable. For example “tur-tle” is two claps. I will repeat each word with claps one time. The second time I will have them clap with me as we say the word together. Then I will ask them how many claps was that? Once they tell me how many claps, we will take the clothespin and clip it onto the number.

Once we go through all of the cards, I am going to give them to the girls and let them try it by themselves.

Sight Word Wall

Today we will add our sight word to the word wall.

*Here are a few other Read Alouds for you to choose from.

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by George Levenson

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano

Check out more Family Friendly Halloween books here at The Jenny Evolution.

 

After reading with them, have your child look at books for about 5 minutes on their own. Sit with your child and let them retell the story that they just looked at. This is important to prepare your child for reading.

 

Writing

 

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter D. The girls are writing the letter D and identifying letters in it on page 4 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter D on page 5.

*I have them work in the workbooks during this time because it allows me time to transition and take care of their brother.

Wednesday

Today we are practicing writing the letter D on their handwriting paper.

Writing story: Write about your Halloween costume. Let your child draw a picture of their Halloween costume and  you can dictate for them.

Friday

Today the girls will be doing the Print Awareness from Reading the Alphabet. For this activity they will need to trace the picture and letter. Then they will help me cut out the sentences and mix up the words. They then will help me reassemble the sentences so that they read correctly. We will glue them onto a piece of paper.

 

centers

Monday

Trace the Letter D from Reading the Alphabet

Lacing Cards from Reading the Alphabet

Letter Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity, the girls will sort the beginning sounds with letters and pictures. Then they will place the cards into the pocket chart with the letter book pocket chart versions.

20 Grid from Reading the Alphabet

For this math activity, they will roll a die, then count the number rolled. Place that number of small objects on the board, starting at the top left and continuing until the board is full.

Wednesday

Letter D Coloring Page from Reading the Alphabet

Today they will color the pictures that start with this letter.

Sight word Maze from Reading the Alphabet

Initial Picture Sort from Reading the Alphabet

Place the letter cards at the top of your pocket chart. Shuffle the initial picture cards. Go through each picture naming the object like this “/b/ /b/ balloon. Child needs to identify the beginning sounds

Numbers 1 – 10 Dot Page from Reading the Alphabet

This activity needs to start with shuffling the number cards. The child picks a card and turns it over, identifying what the number is. Then they find that same number on their dot page and cover it up with an object. Continue until all the numbers have been identified.

Friday

Sight word search

Today we are going to find all of this week’s sight word, see, in a word search and circle it with our favorite marker.

Tracer Page

For this page, we are going to trace the sight word on this page.

Sight word wall

Read the sight words on the wall using the pointer. I have included other words that they recognize such as our family members names and pets names.

Pattern Cards

For this activity we are going to use the picture cards to create picture patterns. These picture cards match our letter this week, p. Your child can cut the pictures out with you or you can do it ahead of time to save time (which is what I did).

math

Monday

For today’s lesson, we are going to introduce counting strategies. These strategies will be a great way to review counting but also allow them to learn a new skill that will help them as they learn to count higher numbers. Today’s counting strategy will be counting out loud. Every time we count objects, using manipulatives and number cards, we will count out loud.  I will have an anchor chart up to share with them as we count.

Their independent practice will be continuing to count out loud while identifying the number the cards.

Wednesday

For today’s lesson, we are going to introduce counting strategies. These strategies will be a great way to review counting but also allow them to learn a new skill that will help them as they learn to count higher numbers. Today’s counting strategy will be touch and count. Every time we count objects, using manipulatives and number cards, we will touch the object.  I will have an anchor chart up to share with them as we count.

Their independent practice will be continuing to touch and count while identifying the number the cards.

Friday

For today’s lesson, we are going to introduce counting strategies. These strategies will be a great way to review counting but also allow them to learn a new skill that will help them as they learn to count higher numbers. Today’s counting strategy will be line up to count. Every time we count objects, using manipulatives and number cards, we will line up to count.  I will have an anchor chart up to share with them as we count.

Their independent practice will be continuing to line up  to count while identifying the number the cards.

science

This week we are going to do the Density Experiment from Inspiration Laboratories.

For this experiment you will need:

Bowl of water
Objects around the house (we used a ball, a plastic toy of their choice, a spoon, aluminum foil ball, rock, and a pacifier)

Directions:

Place the object into the water. Ask your child did it sink or did it float? Continue to do this until all of the objects have been placed in the water. Discuss what they saw.

Then explain that an object will be more dense if it sinks and less dense if it floats. Place the objects back in the water one by one and ask them if the object is more dense (sinks) or less dense (floats). It is important to expose them to this vocabulary so have them use the word dense.

 

 

social studies

This week we are going to do an experiment for Social Studies,  Pumpkin Seed Baking. I found this amazing recipe at Home Cooking Memories.

Materials:

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Picture is from HomecookingMemories.com. See them for the original recipe.

Pumpkin (Seeds)
Knife
Scraper
Baking Sheet
1/2 teaspoon of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
Dash of Salt

Directions:

  1. Cut the pumpkin open and begin scrapping out the seeds.
  2. Clean the pumpkin seeds really well. Make sure you get any remaining pumpkin “guts” off of the seeds. You may need to rinse them multiple times to get it all off.
  3. Once your seeds are clean, soak them in warm water for 1/2 an hour. Drain the seeds and get rid of the water.
  4. Fill a pot with water and a dash of salt. Bring the water to a boil and then put the seeds in the water. Boil for about 10 minutes. (This will help cook the inside of the seeds so that they are fully cooked when roasting).
  5. Drain the water and put the seeds in a bowl. Toss the seeds with the olive oil and lay them on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the Lawry’s Seasoned Salt on them.
  6. Bake the seeds at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.You have to flip the seeds every ten minutes so that they do not burn.
  7. Let them cool completely. Storing them is recommended in a mason jar to keep them fresh longer. Enjoy!

 

For an extension:

This week we are going to take a trip to the pumpkin patch and let them pick out their own pumpkins.

Art

Pumpkin Painting

Materials:

Pumpkin(s)
Paint
Paint Brushes
Smock or old t-shirt

Directions:

Allow your child to paint their pumpkin. This can allow them to get really creative. We have painted pumpkins for a few years now and they absolutely love this activity.

Alternative Art Activity: Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving

Picture from Vivint.com.

Materials:

Pumpkin(s)
Carving Knife
Permanent Marker

Directions:

Draw a face onto the pumpkin. Use the knife to carve the pumpkin face. Here are a few cute carving templates I found on pinterest Vivint.

*I listed this as an alternative because I am not comfortable carving pumpkins with my children being so young. This is an activity I want to save for later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Role Play

This week will be at the pumpkin patch. We are going to act out visiting the pumpkin patch and picking out pumpkins.

 

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I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Halloween!

Come back next week to see our lesson on the theme Being Healthy.

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Young Living Essential Oils

Some of you have seen me post in the past about Young Living Essential Oils. I recently shared a class on facebook to give more information about essential oils. As I was preparing for that online class, I thought that some of my readers might want to learn about essential oils as well. So I am sharing the class information here as well.

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Essential oils…

  • Are Immune enhancing
  • Support the body’s natural defenses
  • Are more powerful than a dried herb and more extensive than vitamins and minerals
  • Aid in maintaining normal cellular regeneration
  • Are mood elevating, and boost stamina and energy
  • Are high in antioxidants
  • Are oxygenating
  • Help you relax and manage stress and frustration
  • Improve mental clarity
  • Promote overall health, vitality, and longevity

 

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QUALITY MATTERS

Now that we have discussed what essential oils are, you might be wondering the difference between Young Living Essential Oils and the oils found in your local health food stores. What is sold there I cannot attest to and I want to make it clear that I am ONLY TALKING ABOUT Young Living’s Essential Oils. If an oil bottle label says “Topical”, “For External Use Only”, “Do not take internally”, or “Do not ingest” then there’s your red flag that it’s been adulterated and is not safe.

Understand that if you go out to a garden and pick a peppermint leaf off of the plant, it is safe to eat. If the oil was 100% pure as it says it is, then you should be able to ingest it. Do not be fooled! There IS definitely a difference between a $6 Lavender and a $23.50 (wholesale cost) Young Living bottle of Lavender.  Personally, when I grab my bottle of Lavender to put on a burn (on either myself or my children), I need to know for sure it is the highest possible quality, and is going to be safe and effective!

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You can order your new starter kit here at Young Living.

Young Living put these 10 oils together so you can do just about everything with this one kit. Probably 80-90% of what my family uses on a daily basis comes from this kit!

 

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LAVENDER

Lavender oil is one of the safest essential oils and can be applied undiluted to the skin. The benefits of lavender essential oil are limitless, and modern research will continue to yield new and exciting uses for this amazing plant. When in doubt, use lavender!

It takes 170-250 lbs. of lavender plant material to make just 1 lb. of Lavender oil.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Balances normal body functions
  • Supports normal sleep
  • Cleanses skin irritations
  • Soothes and relaxes the mind and body
  • Eases bodily tension and stress

 

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PEPPERMINT

Young Living peppermint oil is so potent and pure that ONE DROP delivers the effectiveness of 26 cups of pure peppermint tea.

Peppermint has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma. One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion, it may also restore digestive functions.*

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Supports digestive efficiency
  • Helps alleviate minor aches associated with daily life
  • Helps with occasional gas and heartburn
  • Helps with upset/sour stomach
  • Encourages proper nasal function
  • Helps with headaches and muscle aches associated with stress
  • Helps reduce the body’s temperature if needed

 

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LEMON

Young Living’s Lemon oil is cold pressed from the rind of the lemon, not from the pulpy acidic juice because the vitamins and nutrients are in the rind itself. It is full of antioxidants that has been linked to healthy immune system function. Remember, antioxidants create an unfriendly environment for free radicals that our bodies are in contact with daily.

  • University researchers in Japan found when aromas were diffused during test taking, scores increased by as much as 50 percent.
  • Since Lemon oil is cold pressed from the rind, it does not have the acidic effect, which is hard on our teeth enamel.
  • Lemon is also an important ingredient in natural cosmetics that may be useful for cleansing the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
  • It takes 43 lemon rinds to cold press 1 bottle of lemon oil.
  • **Caution** Avoid applying to skin that will be exposed to prolonged sunlight or UV light within 24 hours. Use a nontoxic sunscreen as citrus oils make the skin more photosensitive.
  • Lemon oil will eat up petrochemicals in our body. If you ever drank from a plastic water bottle, you’ve been exposed. Use in glass, stainless steel, and ceramic only because it will eat through the petrochemicals in plastic or styrofoam.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Supports digestive efficiency
  • May improve concentration and mental acuity
  • Freshens and cleans the air
  • Helps with occasional gas, heartburn and constipation
  • Lifts the mood
  • Helps drain the lymph nodes
  • Sooths throat soreness

 

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FRANKINCENSE

A VERY valuable and sought after oil. Frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times, and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it. It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records called the Ebers Papyrus (dating from sixteenth century B.C.) with an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes. In fact, Frankincense is just as versatile as Lavender.  The distillation process takes 2 weeks and a frankincense tree cannot be tapped into unless it is at least 40 years old. Young Living has a frankincense and myrrh tree farm in Oman.

Pub-Med.gov (the National Research Library) has thousands of studies, as research progresses, documenting the effective use of Frankincense in relation to cancerous cells!

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Frankincense can be very helpful for emotions because it is high in sesquiterpenes. They act on the pineal gland, which is the gland considered the seat of emotions. Remember, research shows that when inhaling the pure constituents in these oils, can stimulate the olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brain’s limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind.
  • Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin. The ancient Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face masks. It has a visual tightening effect on the skin and may benefit older, more mature skin.
  • When used on a regular basis topically and internally, can aid in maintaining normal cellular regeneration and reducing abnormal cell growth.
  • It uplifts the mood in times of despair or sorrow
  • It supports healthy respiratory function
  • It improves mental accuracy and focus

 

THIEVES

Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th century thieves in France who formulated an aromatic blend composed of cloves, rosemary, and other botanicals to use while robbing victims who died from the plague. Young Living’s one-of-a-kind blend is formulated with pure clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus essential oils.

This proprietary essential oil blend was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.

Thieves blend can be found in many of Young Living’s most popular products and is a safe, natural alternative to harsh chemicals and cleaners. There is a whole line of Thieves products including, oral care for mouth infections such as gingivitis, an antimicrobial hand wash, a household cleaner that you can use on literally everything such as, fruit and veggies, your dog, counters, windows, mirrors(and it does not smear) and toilets… all in one cleaner! You do not have to worry about chemicals of any kind! How many cleaners can do ALL of that? The Thieves Household Cleaner is very economical.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Supports the immune system and most other body systems
  • Creates an environment in the body that is unfriendly to bacteria, viruses, fungus and parasites
  • Non-toxic, eco-friendly, and biodegradable.
  • Thieves products have been university tested and are highly effective, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and biodegradable.
  • Freshens and cleans the air

 

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PANAWAY

Blend of 4 Oils (Wintergreen, Clove, Helichrysum, Peppermint) Does what it sounds like, can help relieve any type of aches and discomfort. If you have localized soreness after gardening, shopping, working out, or any other physical activity, reach for PanAway. This proprietary blend is made of Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils that penetrate the skin and soothe soreness after strenuous activity. Gary Young created the blend after a severe injury to his leg. It integrates the soothing properties of helichrysum, wintergreen, clove, and peppermint, and can be used to relieve sore muscles and enhance overall well-being.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Helichrysum has been studied by European researchers for regenerating tissue and improving circulation. In short supply, helichrysum is one of Young Living’s most prized essential oils. It is very blood balancing which makes it great for stopping bleeding.
  • Wintergreen has historically been used to reduce various types of discomfort.
  • Clove stimulates and revitalizes immune function and is known for its antioxidant properties.
  • Supports healthy joint and cartilage function
  • Peppermint has also been found to relieve tension and discomfort of the neck and head.

 

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PURIFICATION

Blend of 6 Oils (Lemongrass, Rosemary, Lavindin, Melaleuca (M. alternifolia), Myrtle, Citronella)

The cleansing effect of Purification helps cleanse and neutralize mildew, cigarette smoke, disagreeable odors, dog and cat urine, hotel rooms, paint odors, and odors in clothes and shoes. – Use for bites from spiders, wasps, bees, mosquito’s, and ants.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Purification contains citronella essential oil, which is commonly used as an insect repellent.
  • Adding a couple of drops of Purification to your washing machine helps keep your laundry fresh.
  • Lemongrass has a light, citrus scent that inspires and improves mental clarity.
  • Purification also helps support healthy respiratory function.

 

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RC

R.C.™ Essential Oil is a powerful blend of Spruce, Cyprus, and three types of Eucalyptus oils (E. globulus, E. radiata, and E. citriodora). Diffuse or apply it directly before, during, or after your workout. Its energetic aroma will help you stay motivated when you hit the weights, treadmill, or bike.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Nose
  • Throat
  • Lung
  • Nervous System
  • Brain
  • Lymph Nodes

 

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DiGize

A unique and proprietary Young Living essential oil blend, DiGize™ combines Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli essential oils.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Digestive Support
  • Respiratory System Support
  • Nervous System Support
  • Endocrine System Support

 

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The gum resin tapped from the copaiba tree in Brazil is steam distilled to produce Copaiba essential oil, which is known for its high levels of beta-caryophyllene and a sweet aroma.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Immune System Support
  • Respiratory System Support
  • Nervous System Support
  • Endocrine System Support
  • Digestive System Support

 

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STRESS AWAY – Bonus!

This blend has a tropical exotic aroma. It is the perfect natural solution to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. This unique blend of vanilla, lime, and other essential oils makes relieving daily stress convenient and easy. Stress Away uses copaiba essential oil, a product rarely found in North America and Europe.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Restful Sleep
  • Stress and Tension
  • Headaches and Sore Muscles
  • Nervousness
  • Fatigue

 

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NINGXIA RED – BONUS!!

In every starter kit, you receive 2 sample packets of Ningxia Red wholefood beverage.  Ningxia Red (funny name pronounced…neeng-shuh) is supercharged with antioxidants.  In fact, it contains Ningxia Wolfberry puree, which is the food with the highest antioxidant content in the world!

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Immune Support
  • Bacteria and Viruses
  • Energy Boost
  • Cleansing and Detoxification
  • Weight Management
  • Healthy Heart and Vision
  • Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Support

 

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You can order your new starter kit here at Young Living.

THERE ARE 2 WAYS TO GET YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS:

It’s an investment in your health if you’re ready to take the plunge.

  1. Customer
  • Pays 24% higher than wholesale
  1. Wholesale membership – $150 for the Premium Starter kit gets you…
  • The 10 Everyday Oils we talked about during the class
  • Home Diffuser
  • A 5ml bottle of Citrus Fresh blend
  • A Roller Fitment
  • 10 Oil Sample Packets to share with friends
  • 2 Sample Ningxia Red Packets to try out this amazing superfood drink
  • Educational materials about the oils
  • Lifetime wholesale membership getting you a 24% discount!

You are NOT required to distribute, sell anything, teach a class, or promote Young Living, etc. All you do to keep your Young Living membership active is spend $50 a year.

*You can NOT purchase the Premium Starter Kit as a retail customer.

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CHOOSE YOUR TEAM WISELY!

Joining our team is a smart choice because members of our team get exclusive resources like:

  • Access to our secret Facebook support groups
  • Regular online and live classes
  • Educational videos and graphics
  • And pretty much everything you need to help you learn about your oils and share effectively with your friends and family

If you join another team, you may not get the support you need to learn how to use your oils.  Buying your oils is just the first step.  Knowing how to use them can be overwhelming, so you need to join a team that can help you learn step by step!

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WANNA SAVE MONEY AND GET POINTS FOR FREE STUFF?

Because I don’t want you to miss out on free stuff, I want to share a little bit about Young Living’s fabulous points program, Essential Rewards (ER)!  When you order monthly on Essential Rewards, you get points on just about everything you purchase, and you can turn those points in for free products!

  • You get reduced shipping
  • Earn FREE product credits on all your ER Orders!
    •  Months 1-6 earn 10% cashback in PV (1 PV usually equals $1)
    • Months 7-12 earn 15% cashback in PV
    • Months 13+ earn 20% cashback in PV
  • Your ER order must be at least 50 PV per month
  • You can change your ER ship date and what’s in your cart each month
  • You get exclusive access to 5 different discounted Essential Rewards Kits
  • You can cancel it any time
  • You get 1 free grace month each year (call customer service to let them know)

How to Sign Up: – Log in to your Virtual Office and click ‘Essential Rewards’ on the left side, or call Customer Service.

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DISCLAIMER

 

I am not a medical professional, and cannot treat, cure or diagnose you. This information is for educational purposes only. Always consult a doctor first. More than likely your doctor will not be trained in essential oils and will not know all the facts about them, so do your own research first. We are our own advocate.*  I am simply here to share some of the wonderful and amazing ways Young Living Essential Oils have helped my family to be healthier and happier!  So let’s get started!

 

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Young Living Essential Oils

Some of you have seen me post in the past about Young Living Essential Oils. I recently shared a class on facebook to give more information about essential oils. As I was preparing for that online class, I thought that some of my readers might want to learn about essential oils as well. So I am sharing the class information here as well.

5-what-are-essential-oils

Essential oils…

  • Are Immune enhancing
  • Support the body’s natural defenses
  • Are more powerful than a dried herb and more extensive than vitamins and minerals
  • Aid in maintaining normal cellular regeneration
  • Are mood elevating, and boost stamina and energy
  • Are high in antioxidants
  • Are oxygenating
  • Help you relax and manage stress and frustration
  • Improve mental clarity
  • Promote overall health, vitality, and longevity

 

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QUALITY MATTERS

Now that we have discussed what essential oils are, you might be wondering the difference between Young Living Essential Oils and the oils found in your local health food stores. What is sold there I cannot attest to and I want to make it clear that I am ONLY TALKING ABOUT Young Living’s Essential Oils. If an oil bottle label says “Topical”, “For External Use Only”, “Do not take internally”, or “Do not ingest” then there’s your red flag that it’s been adulterated and is not safe.

Understand that if you go out to a garden and pick a peppermint leaf off of the plant, it is safe to eat. If the oil was 100% pure as it says it is, then you should be able to ingest it. Do not be fooled! There IS definitely a difference between a $6 Lavender and a $23.50 (wholesale cost) Young Living bottle of Lavender.  Personally, when I grab my bottle of Lavender to put on a burn (on either myself or my children), I need to know for sure it is the highest possible quality, and is going to be safe and effective!

29-premium-starter-kit

You can order your new starter kit here at Young Living.

Young Living put these 10 oils together so you can do just about everything with this one kit. Probably 80-90% of what my family uses on a daily basis comes from this kit!

 

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LAVENDER

Lavender oil is one of the safest essential oils and can be applied undiluted to the skin. The benefits of lavender essential oil are limitless, and modern research will continue to yield new and exciting uses for this amazing plant. When in doubt, use lavender!

It takes 170-250 lbs. of lavender plant material to make just 1 lb. of Lavender oil.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Balances normal body functions
  • Supports normal sleep
  • Cleanses skin irritations
  • Soothes and relaxes the mind and body
  • Eases bodily tension and stress

 

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PEPPERMINT

Young Living peppermint oil is so potent and pure that ONE DROP delivers the effectiveness of 26 cups of pure peppermint tea.

Peppermint has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma. One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion, it may also restore digestive functions.*

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Supports digestive efficiency
  • Helps alleviate minor aches associated with daily life
  • Helps with occasional gas and heartburn
  • Helps with upset/sour stomach
  • Encourages proper nasal function
  • Helps with headaches and muscle aches associated with stress
  • Helps reduce the body’s temperature if needed

 

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LEMON

Young Living’s Lemon oil is cold pressed from the rind of the lemon, not from the pulpy acidic juice because the vitamins and nutrients are in the rind itself. It is full of antioxidants that has been linked to healthy immune system function. Remember, antioxidants create an unfriendly environment for free radicals that our bodies are in contact with daily.

  • University researchers in Japan found when aromas were diffused during test taking, scores increased by as much as 50 percent.
  • Since Lemon oil is cold pressed from the rind, it does not have the acidic effect, which is hard on our teeth enamel.
  • Lemon is also an important ingredient in natural cosmetics that may be useful for cleansing the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
  • It takes 43 lemon rinds to cold press 1 bottle of lemon oil.
  • **Caution** Avoid applying to skin that will be exposed to prolonged sunlight or UV light within 24 hours. Use a nontoxic sunscreen as citrus oils make the skin more photosensitive.
  • Lemon oil will eat up petrochemicals in our body. If you ever drank from a plastic water bottle, you’ve been exposed. Use in glass, stainless steel, and ceramic only because it will eat through the petrochemicals in plastic or styrofoam.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Supports digestive efficiency
  • May improve concentration and mental acuity
  • Freshens and cleans the air
  • Helps with occasional gas, heartburn and constipation
  • Lifts the mood
  • Helps drain the lymph nodes
  • Sooths throat soreness

 

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FRANKINCENSE

A VERY valuable and sought after oil. Frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times, and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it. It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records called the Ebers Papyrus (dating from sixteenth century B.C.) with an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes. In fact, Frankincense is just as versatile as Lavender.  The distillation process takes 2 weeks and a frankincense tree cannot be tapped into unless it is at least 40 years old. Young Living has a frankincense and myrrh tree farm in Oman.

Pub-Med.gov (the National Research Library) has thousands of studies, as research progresses, documenting the effective use of Frankincense in relation to cancerous cells!

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Frankincense can be very helpful for emotions because it is high in sesquiterpenes. They act on the pineal gland, which is the gland considered the seat of emotions. Remember, research shows that when inhaling the pure constituents in these oils, can stimulate the olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brain’s limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind.
  • Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin. The ancient Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face masks. It has a visual tightening effect on the skin and may benefit older, more mature skin.
  • When used on a regular basis topically and internally, can aid in maintaining normal cellular regeneration and reducing abnormal cell growth.
  • It uplifts the mood in times of despair or sorrow
  • It supports healthy respiratory function
  • It improves mental accuracy and focus

 

THIEVES

Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th century thieves in France who formulated an aromatic blend composed of cloves, rosemary, and other botanicals to use while robbing victims who died from the plague. Young Living’s one-of-a-kind blend is formulated with pure clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus essential oils.

This proprietary essential oil blend was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.

Thieves blend can be found in many of Young Living’s most popular products and is a safe, natural alternative to harsh chemicals and cleaners. There is a whole line of Thieves products including, oral care for mouth infections such as gingivitis, an antimicrobial hand wash, a household cleaner that you can use on literally everything such as, fruit and veggies, your dog, counters, windows, mirrors(and it does not smear) and toilets… all in one cleaner! You do not have to worry about chemicals of any kind! How many cleaners can do ALL of that? The Thieves Household Cleaner is very economical.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Supports the immune system and most other body systems
  • Creates an environment in the body that is unfriendly to bacteria, viruses, fungus and parasites
  • Non-toxic, eco-friendly, and biodegradable.
  • Thieves products have been university tested and are highly effective, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and biodegradable.
  • Freshens and cleans the air

 

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PANAWAY

Blend of 4 Oils (Wintergreen, Clove, Helichrysum, Peppermint) Does what it sounds like, can help relieve any type of aches and discomfort. If you have localized soreness after gardening, shopping, working out, or any other physical activity, reach for PanAway. This proprietary blend is made of Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils that penetrate the skin and soothe soreness after strenuous activity. Gary Young created the blend after a severe injury to his leg. It integrates the soothing properties of helichrysum, wintergreen, clove, and peppermint, and can be used to relieve sore muscles and enhance overall well-being.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Helichrysum has been studied by European researchers for regenerating tissue and improving circulation. In short supply, helichrysum is one of Young Living’s most prized essential oils. It is very blood balancing which makes it great for stopping bleeding.
  • Wintergreen has historically been used to reduce various types of discomfort.
  • Clove stimulates and revitalizes immune function and is known for its antioxidant properties.
  • Supports healthy joint and cartilage function
  • Peppermint has also been found to relieve tension and discomfort of the neck and head.

 

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PURIFICATION

Blend of 6 Oils (Lemongrass, Rosemary, Lavindin, Melaleuca (M. alternifolia), Myrtle, Citronella)

The cleansing effect of Purification helps cleanse and neutralize mildew, cigarette smoke, disagreeable odors, dog and cat urine, hotel rooms, paint odors, and odors in clothes and shoes. – Use for bites from spiders, wasps, bees, mosquito’s, and ants.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Purification contains citronella essential oil, which is commonly used as an insect repellent.
  • Adding a couple of drops of Purification to your washing machine helps keep your laundry fresh.
  • Lemongrass has a light, citrus scent that inspires and improves mental clarity.
  • Purification also helps support healthy respiratory function.

 

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RC

R.C.™ Essential Oil is a powerful blend of Spruce, Cyprus, and three types of Eucalyptus oils (E. globulus, E. radiata, and E. citriodora). Diffuse or apply it directly before, during, or after your workout. Its energetic aroma will help you stay motivated when you hit the weights, treadmill, or bike.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Nose
  • Throat
  • Lung
  • Nervous System
  • Brain
  • Lymph Nodes

 

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DiGize

A unique and proprietary Young Living essential oil blend, DiGize™ combines Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli essential oils.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Digestive Support
  • Respiratory System Support
  • Nervous System Support
  • Endocrine System Support

 

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The gum resin tapped from the copaiba tree in Brazil is steam distilled to produce Copaiba essential oil, which is known for its high levels of beta-caryophyllene and a sweet aroma.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Immune System Support
  • Respiratory System Support
  • Nervous System Support
  • Endocrine System Support
  • Digestive System Support

 

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STRESS AWAY – Bonus!

This blend has a tropical exotic aroma. It is the perfect natural solution to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. This unique blend of vanilla, lime, and other essential oils makes relieving daily stress convenient and easy. Stress Away uses copaiba essential oil, a product rarely found in North America and Europe.

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Restful Sleep
  • Stress and Tension
  • Headaches and Sore Muscles
  • Nervousness
  • Fatigue

 

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NINGXIA RED – BONUS!!

In every starter kit, you receive 2 sample packets of Ningxia Red wholefood beverage.  Ningxia Red (funny name pronounced…neeng-shuh) is supercharged with antioxidants.  In fact, it contains Ningxia Wolfberry puree, which is the food with the highest antioxidant content in the world!

PRIMARY BENEFITS:

  • Immune Support
  • Bacteria and Viruses
  • Energy Boost
  • Cleansing and Detoxification
  • Weight Management
  • Healthy Heart and Vision
  • Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Support

 

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You can order your new starter kit here at Young Living.

THERE ARE 2 WAYS TO GET YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS:

It’s an investment in your health if you’re ready to take the plunge.

  1. Customer
  • Pays 24% higher than wholesale
  1. Wholesale membership – $150 for the Premium Starter kit gets you…
  • The 10 Everyday Oils we talked about during the class
  • Home Diffuser
  • A 5ml bottle of Citrus Fresh blend
  • A Roller Fitment
  • 10 Oil Sample Packets to share with friends
  • 2 Sample Ningxia Red Packets to try out this amazing superfood drink
  • Educational materials about the oils
  • Lifetime wholesale membership getting you a 24% discount!

You are NOT required to distribute, sell anything, teach a class, or promote Young Living, etc. All you do to keep your Young Living membership active is spend $50 a year.

*You can NOT purchase the Premium Starter Kit as a retail customer.

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CHOOSE YOUR TEAM WISELY!

Joining our team is a smart choice because members of our team get exclusive resources like:

  • Access to our secret Facebook support groups
  • Regular online and live classes
  • Educational videos and graphics
  • And pretty much everything you need to help you learn about your oils and share effectively with your friends and family

If you join another team, you may not get the support you need to learn how to use your oils.  Buying your oils is just the first step.  Knowing how to use them can be overwhelming, so you need to join a team that can help you learn step by step!

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WANNA SAVE MONEY AND GET POINTS FOR FREE STUFF?

Because I don’t want you to miss out on free stuff, I want to share a little bit about Young Living’s fabulous points program, Essential Rewards (ER)!  When you order monthly on Essential Rewards, you get points on just about everything you purchase, and you can turn those points in for free products!

  • You get reduced shipping
  • Earn FREE product credits on all your ER Orders!
    •  Months 1-6 earn 10% cashback in PV (1 PV usually equals $1)
    • Months 7-12 earn 15% cashback in PV
    • Months 13+ earn 20% cashback in PV
  • Your ER order must be at least 50 PV per month
  • You can change your ER ship date and what’s in your cart each month
  • You get exclusive access to 5 different discounted Essential Rewards Kits
  • You can cancel it any time
  • You get 1 free grace month each year (call customer service to let them know)

How to Sign Up: – Log in to your Virtual Office and click ‘Essential Rewards’ on the left side, or call Customer Service.

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DISCLAIMER

 

I am not a medical professional, and cannot treat, cure or diagnose you. This information is for educational purposes only. Always consult a doctor first. More than likely your doctor will not be trained in essential oils and will not know all the facts about them, so do your own research first. We are our own advocate.*  I am simply here to share some of the wonderful and amazing ways Young Living Essential Oils have helped my family to be healthier and happier!  So let’s get started!

 

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Stitch Fix: September 2016

Getting a Stitch Fix box gets me excited every single time. It’s fun to open a box full of surprises just for me. It’s like having Christmas and birthday every month, or every other month.

I received my Stitch Fix box on Wednesday of this past week. I opened it up with excitement as I do every time. This time when I opened up the box I found…

Item # 1:

The first thing I pulled out of the box was the Skies are Blue Renny Two Pocket Top for $58. This top is a red and navy flannel shirt. This was suggested because flannel is great for fall. Now anyone that knows me, knows that I do not wear flannel clothing. I do not like flannel, and to be honest, it doesn’t look good on me. But I am trying to find pieces that I would not usually wear so I gave it a try.

 

As predicted, this shirt was not a match for me. My fair skin was washed away by the dark red and navy colors. I can usually wear red and navy with no problem but this shirt was not flattering on me. I liked the fit of the shirt but the plaid was too much for me and I couldn’t get past that. So I sent it back.

 

Item # 2:

The second thing that I pulled out of the box was the Laila Jayde Quinne Hoodie Knit Top in Dark Purple for $58. I love wearing hoodies in the fall so I was very excited about this top. The material is incredibly soft.

 

After trying it on, I knew that this one was a keeper. I loved how it felt.

 

Item # 3:

The third thing I got out of the box was the 41Hawthorn Henri Surplice Ruche Sides Knit Top in light grey for $64. It’s a cross top sweater similar to one that I purchased a few months ago in red. This one is a ¾ sleeve.

 

When I tried this one on, I realized it was very thick which is not the best type of sweater for this southern weather. The front of the sweater bunched in the middle around my stomach. It was not flattering on me and made me self-conscious after having a baby. I chose to send this one back.

 

Item #4:

This item was the 41Hawthorn Gideon Polka Dot Sweater in Off-White for $68. I pulled this sweater out and looked at it for a minute.  I was trying to convince myself that I needed to be optimistic and see if it looked better on than it did at that moment.

 

I tried it on with as open of a mind as I could. But it was not a good look for me. I know that this type of sweater is the new style and that many young women love to wear it with color jeans. Well, I’m not one of those young women. First of all I do not wear color jeans and this sweater made me feel like I was wearing my grandma’s sweater.  It was baggy around the shoulders and felt uncomfortable to me. I sent this one back as well. The note from my stylist said that she found this sweater on my Pinterest board. Well, I didn’t remember that so I went to look. I did not see anything like this so I’m not sure what inspired her to pick this item. Hopefully my board can inspire a little differently next time.

 

Item #5:

This item was the 41Hawthorn Queensland Dolman Jersey Top in Black for $48. I have this top pinned in white on Pinterest. I was excited to try this one on and was hopeful that I liked the fit and it did actually look good on me, not just on the person in the picture. (Ever have one of those moments?)

 

After trying this one on, I knew I was going to keep it. I loved everything about this top. It was soft, long (I hate short shirts), and fit really nicely on me. It was a dressy top I could wear out (on any of the few times we actually go out).  I had to keep this one.

 

To sum up…

Kept:

41Hawthorn Queensland Dolman Jersey Top in Black

Laila Jayde Quinne Hoodie Knit Top in Dark Purple

 

Sent Back:

Skies are Blue Renny Two Pocket Top (Flannel)

41Hawthorn Henri Surplice Ruche Sides Knit Top in light grey

41Hawthorn Gideon Polka Dot Sweater in Off-White

My next Stitch Fix is scheduled in two months so hopefully I can find something great for this winter. Come back to see what was in the next box.

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Preschool Lesson 7: Monsters & Scary Stuff

This week’s Preschool Theme is Monsters and Scary Stuff. We will be reviewing the past six lessons this week.

 

Circle Time

Color – Red

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – Review all the songs from Reading the Alphabet

Weather Bear: Dress the weather bear for today’s weather

 

Reading

Monday

Read Aloud: Goodnight Little Monster by Helen Ketteman

Letter Books (T, F, P) from Reading the Alphabet

We are going to re-read the books. We will look at all the pictures and remind them of the initial sounds. They should be able to read the books on their own for review.

Sight Word Review Mazes from Reading the Alphabet

Complete the mazes from Lessons 1-6 for review work.

‘AT’ Word Puzzles from Reading the Alphabet

This week we are going to build picture puzzles together to spell out words with the ‘at’ ending sounds.

Wednesday

Read AloudIt’s Raining Bats and Frogs by Rebecca Colby

Letter Books (M, C, A) from Reading the Alphabet

We are going to re-read the books. We will look at all the pictures and remind them of the initial sounds. They should be able to read the books on their own for review.

Pocket Chart ‘AT’ Match from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will need a pocket chart. We are going to build words with the AT family cards from Reading the Alphabet. Then we will match those words with the correct picture.

Bottle Cap ‘AT’ Mat from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will put a letter bottle cap on the empty circle of the words to spell out the word that matches the picture. There are blank circles on some of the pages to allow children to spell the entire word.

Friday

Read Aloud: Ghost in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette

SCAT CAT Reader from Reading the Alphabet

We are going to read and re-read Scat Cat from Reading the Alphabet today.

Pocket Chart ‘AT’ Match from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will need a pocket chart. We are going to build words with the AT family cards from Reading the Alphabet. Then we will match those words with the correct picture.

Build A Word Sight Word from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will use a cookie sheet to spell words with magnetic letters. Then we will use letter stamps to stamp out the sight words on paper. We will then glue the sight words beside our stamped words.

Sight Word Wall

Today we will review all of our sight words on the sight word wall.

*Here are a few other Read Alouds for you to choose from.

Tickle Monster Laughter Kit by Josie Bissett (Our Family Favorite)

Fright Club by Ethan Long

After reading with them, have your child look at books for about 5 minutes on their own. Sit with your child and let them retell the story that they just looked at. This is important to prepare your child for reading.

 

Writing

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter review. The girls are writing the letter review and identifying letters in it on page 5-7 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter review on page 28.

*I have them work in the workbooks during this time because it allows me time to transition and take care of their brother.

Wednesday

Today we are practicing writing the at word families on their handwriting paper.

Writing story: Write about something that scares you. Let your child draw a picture and practice writing their own story. You can dictate for them.

Friday

Today the girls will be doing the Print Awareness from Reading the Alphabet. For this activity they will need to trace the picture and letter. Then they will help me cut out the sentences and mix up the words. They then will help me reassemble the sentences so that they read correctly. We will glue them onto a piece of paper.

 

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Monday

Trace the Letters T, F, P, M, C, A from Reading the Alphabet

Roll and Stamp Letter Review Activity from Reading the Alphabet

Roll the cube. The child names the letter and makes the letter sound. The child uses the graph to chart the results.

Letter Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity, the girls will sort the beginning sounds with letters and pictures. Then they will place the cards into the pocket chart with the letter book pocket chart versions.

20 Grid from Reading the Alphabet

For this math activity, they will roll a die, then count the number rolled. Place that number of small objects on the board, starting at the top left and continuing until the board is full.

Wednesday

Letter AT Coloring Page from Reading the Alphabet

Today they will color the pictures that start with this letter.

Roll A Rhyme from Reading the Alphabet

Insert into education cube. Players take turns rolling the two dice. They look at the pictures on the dice and tell whether or not they rhyme.

Initial Picture Sort from Reading the Alphabet

Place the letter cards at the top of your pocket chart. Shuffle the initial picture cards. Go through each picture naming the object like this “/b/ /b/ balloon. Child needs to identify the beginning sounds

Numbers 1 – 10 Dot Page from Reading the Alphabet

This activity needs to start with shuffling the number cards. The child picks a card and turns it over, identifying what the number is. Then they find that same number on their dot page and cover it up with an object. Continue until all the numbers have been identified.

Friday

Sight word search

Today we are going to find all of this week’s sight word, see, in a word search and circle it with our favorite marker.

Tracer Page

For this page, we are going to trace the sight word on this page from lessons 1-6.

Sight word wall

Read the sight words on the wall using the pointer. I have included other words that they recognize such as our family members names and pets names.

Pattern Cards

For this activity we are going to use the picture cards to create picture patterns. These picture cards match our letter this week, p. Your child can cut the pictures out with you or you can do it ahead of time to save time (which is what I did).

 

math

Monday

For today’s lesson, we are reviewing counting 0-5.

Their independent practice will be using legos to find the values of the cards.

Wednesday

For today’s lesson, we are reviewing counting 0-5.

Their independent practice will be using manipulatives to find the values of the cards.

Friday

For today’s lesson, we are reviewing counting 0-5.

Their independent practice will be using manipulatives to find the values of the cards.

*Tip for this entire week: It is important to have your child touch the objects as they count each manipulative. This allows a hands on approach to counting which is helpful for majority of children learning values and counting.

 

science

This week we are going to do the Oil and Water Don’t Mix Experiment from One Perfect Day.

For this experiment you will need:

Vase
Vegetable Oil
food coloring
Water

Directions:

Pour water into vase ¾ full. Then add oil to fill about 2 inches deep. Add a few drops of different food coloring. Watch for a few minutes to see what happens to the oil and water. At first it may appear to be nothing but slowly it will begin to change. Document by taking pictures and add to Science Folder.

 

Role Play

This week will be independent role play.

 

social studies

This week’s theme is Monsters and Scary Stuff. We are reading The Scary Little Witch from Teachers Pay Teachers.
Directions:

Read the story The Scary Little Witch. Use the comprehension questions to discuss the behavior of the little witch. Use this to discuss an appropriate behavior to replace the negative one.

 

Art

Shape Monsters

Cut out large and small shapes. Cut arms and legs. Have your child glue shape eyes, nose, mouth, hands, and feet onto a large shape body. All Kids Network.

 

play learn grow together

I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Monsters and Scary Stuff!

Come back next week to see our lesson on the theme Halloween.

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Preschool Lesson 6: Sharing

 

This week’s Preschool Theme is Sharing.

Circle Time

Color – Red

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – AT song from Reading the Alphabet

Weather Bear: Dress the weather bear for today’s weather

 

Reading

Monday

Read Aloud: Llama Llama Time To Share by Anna Dewdney llama llama time to share

Letter A Book from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we are going to do a picture walk to introduce this book. Then we will circle the sight word, the, every time we see the book. As we circle our new sight word, we will say the word.

Sight Word Poke Page from Reading the Alphabet

This week’s sight word is the word ‘at’.

For this activity we are going to take a toothpick and poke holes all around the sight word, see. Once we are done we will place the paper up to a window to let the light come through the paper.

I Spy with A Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

This we are going to make into a game. First we will spread all of the cards on the floor. Then we will play “I Spy” with the syllable sounds clapping as you say the words.

Wednesday

Read Aloud:  Should I Share My Ice Cream? By Mo Willems 51LnLOyjuFL._SX348_BO1,204,203,200_

Letter A Book from Reading the Alphabet

This is the second day that we use this book. So today we are going to look through the pictures again. As we look through the pictures we will identify the initial sounds of the words. When we finish our initial sounds, I will read to them the first pages and then allow them to finish the story for me.

Pocket Chart Book from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will need a pocket chart. I am going to place the sentences in the pocket chart and read the text aloud. I am going to use a pointer to point to the words as I read them. After each sentence, my children can add the picture that goes with it. When we complete all of the sentence strips, they will each take turns reading the sentences.

Rhyming Mat from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will take the rhyming mat picture and the small pictures. We will look at each picture and name them. The ones that rhyme with the top picture will be glued to the mat.

Friday

Read Aloud:  Clark the Shark Dares to Share by Bruce Hale Clark the Shark Dares to Share

Letter A Book from Reading the Alphabet

We are going to start our day by re-reading this book together. Then I will sit with each child on their own and listen to them read the books.

Pocket Chart Book from Reading the Alphabet

This is the second day that we have used the pocket chart book. Today we will start with me reading the sentences to them. Again, they will add the pictures to the sentence strips. Then they will take turns reading the story to me.

Syllable Count and Clip from Reading the Alphabet

This activity is going to be a game for us. We are going to lay down each card one by one. I will start by clapping out each syllable. For example “tur-tle” is two claps. I will repeat each word with claps one time. The second time I will have them clap with me as we say the word together. Then I will ask them how many claps was that? Once they tell me how many claps, we will take the clothespin and clip it onto the number.

Once we go through all of the cards, I am going to give them to the girls and let them try it by themselves.

Sight Word Wall

Today we will add our sight word to the word wall.

*Here are a few other Read Alouds for you to choose from.

Teamwork Isn’t My Thing, I Don’t Like to Share! By Julia Cook Teamwork isnt my thing

Share and Take Turns by Cheri J Meiners M. Ed. Share and Take Turns

After reading with them, have your child look at books for about 5 minutes on their own. Sit with your child and let them retell the story that they just looked at. This is important to prepare your child for reading.

Writing

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter A. The girls are writing the letter A and identifying letters in it on page 1 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter A on page 2.

*I have them work in the workbooks during this time because it allows me time to transition and take care of their brother.

Wednesday

Today we are practicing writing the letter A on their handwriting paper.

Writing story: Write about how we share. Let your child draw a picture and practice writing their own story. You can dictate for them.

Friday

Today the girls will be doing the Print Awareness from Reading the Alphabet. For this activity they will need to trace the picture and letter. Then they will help me cut out the sentences and mix up the words. They then will help me reassemble the sentences so that they read correctly. We will glue them onto a piece of paper.

centers

Monday

Trace the Letter A from Reading the Alphabet

Lacing Cards from Reading the Alphabet

Letter Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity, the girls will sort the beginning sounds with letters and pictures. Then they will place the cards into the pocket chart with the letter book pocket chart versions.

20 Grid from Reading the Alphabet

For this math activity, they will roll a die, then count the number rolled. Place that number of small objects on the board, starting at the top left and continuing until the board is full.

Wednesday

Letter A Coloring Page from Reading the Alphabet

Today they will color the pictures that start with this letter.

Sight word Maze from Reading the Alphabet

Initial Picture Sort from Reading the Alphabet

Place the letter cards at the top of your pocket chart. Shuffle the initial picture cards. Go through each picture naming the object like this “/b/ /b/ balloon. Child needs to identify the beginning sounds

Numbers 1 – 10 Dot Page from Reading the Alphabet

This activity needs to start with shuffling the number cards. The child picks a card and turns it over, identifying what the number is. Then they find that same number on their dot page and cover it up with an object. Continue until all the numbers have been identified.

Friday

Sight word search

Today we are going to find all of this week’s sight word, see, in a word search and circle it with our favorite marker.

Tracer Page

For this page, we are going to trace the sight word on this page.

Sight word wall

Read the sight words on the wall using the pointer. I have included other words that they recognize such as our family members names and pets names.

Pattern Cards

For this activity we are going to use the picture cards to create picture patterns. These picture cards match our letter this week, p. Your child can cut the pictures out with you or you can do it ahead of time to save time (which is what I did).

math

Monday

For today’s lesson, we are going to introduce the number values for the numbers 0, 1, and 2. Using manipulatives and number cards, I am going to show my girls that each number holds a value. For example, I will hold up the number zero and show no manipulatives. I will talk to them about how zero has no value. I will repeat this for one and two.

Their independent practice will be placing the number of manipulatives that match the number card for 0, 1, and 2. We will add each number to our math folder and show shapes in the amount of each number.

Wednesday

For today’s lesson, we are going to introduce the number values for the numbers 3, 4, and 5. Using manipulatives and number cards, I am going to show my girls that each number holds a value. For example, I will hold up the number three and show three manipulatives. I will explain to them that the number three means three items. I will repeat this for four and five.

Their independent practice will be placing the number of manipulatives that match the number card for 3, 4, and 5. We will then add these numbers and values to their math folder.

Friday

For today’s lesson, we are going to review all of the number values 0-5. Most of this lesson will be independent practice of finding the number value. I am going to make it a game similar to go fish. “I have a number 2, can you show me what two looks like?” This will be a fun way to wrap up number values.

*Tip for this entire week: It is important to have your child touch the objects as they count each manipulative. This allows a hands on approach to counting which is helpful for majority of children learning values and counting.

 

 

social studies

This week’s theme is Sharing. I chose to read the story Enemy Pie by Derek Munson with my girls to discuss friendship and sharing. After we finished reading the story, we made our own Enemy Pie to share with each other.

For an extension you can use the Enemy Pie lesson from Teachers Pay Teachers.

science

This week we are going to do the Apple Rotting Experiment from Gift of Curiousity.  This experiment is over four days.

For this experiment you will need:

Four glasses or cups, preferably clear
Labels
one apple cut into four slices
Water
Cooking Oil
Vinegar

Directions:

Label the cups air, water, oil, and vinegar. Place water, oil, and vinegar into the correct cup, the air cup will only contain an apple slice. Then place an apple slice in each of the cups. Take a picture (or have your child draw one) to show what the experiment looks like.

For days two and three, you will observe the apple slices. You can document by taking an updated picture or drawing a new one.

On Day four, you will once again observe the apple slices and document the final changes. Then discuss what happened with each of the cups. Discuss which one broke down the apple slice the most and the least. This is the final day of the experiment.

Art

This week is a fun outdoor activity. We are going to spray chalk splatter paint in our backyard. For this activity you will need:

Spray bottles (one for each color you want to use)
1/3 cup of cornstarch for each spray bottle
Water
Food Coloring (Regular or Neon)
Paper (Optional)

Put 1/3 cup of cornstarch in each spray bottle. Then fill up the remainder of the spray bottle with water. Drop food coloring in each spray bottle to make the desired color. Shake to mix.

This activity is better to spray outside so that the paint does not go everywhere. You can spray the concrete, grass, or even paper.

We are going to experiment with the concrete first, then move to poster board so that we can bring it inside to dry.

Role Play

This week will be independent role play.

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I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Sharing!

Come back next week to see our lesson on the theme Monsters and Scary Stuff.

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8 Months have flown by…

Mason turned 8 months old today,  September 8th. Each month as I begin to write the monthly post, I recap over the last month’s post and think about what has changed during the past 30 days. I find myself becoming more emotional as I see how much my little baby, is quickly moving towards toddlerhood. I am not ready for him to be a toddler!

Watch Him Grow

Weight: 21 lbs 4 oz

Height:  28 1/2  inches

He is wearing 9 month clothes and some 12 month clothes. He is wearing size 3 diapers.

What He Can Do

 

This is based on the list in What To Expect: The First Years.

Mason can bear weight on his legs when standing with our assistance. He is working on pulling up onto things around our house but has not come to a full standing position yet. He has attempted to pull up on me when in my lap and will pullup onto his knees.

Mason will feed himself crackers. He struggles with smaller obects at this point. We have introduced a few finger foods but not much.

Mason will pick up small objects and of course attempt to eat them. His big sisters are learning to pick up those items. He will obect (scream at you) if you take something away from him. He can pass toys from hand to hand when playing.

He will work to get something that is out of his reach. He can get up from his stomach to a sitting position.

He loves to play peek-a-boo and will turn to look for us when we talk to him.

And most recently he started crawling. About a week ago he got really active in the crawling department and officially took off last weekend. Now he is crawling across the room and getting into anything that he can find. The final baby gates are going up, his bed is dropped, and we are getting ready for his upcoming adventures!

Food He Has Tried

You can read about the past foods he has tried here at Mason is 6 Months Old!!! and Mason is 5 Months Old!.

This month he tried strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, and corn. I also mixed old flavors together with seasoning and other fruits or vegetables. He did like the new mixes and spices.

We have also introduced rusk crackers and yogurt melts to him. We tried a few small frutis and vegetables that he had previously tried as purees, now introducing them as finger foods. He is not ready for those foods but does enjoy the rusks.

Babywise Schedule

This month he was crazy with his sleep schedule but over this past weekend he has gone back to normal.

7:00 AM – Get up, change him, get him dressed and feed him  5-6 oz bottle. Mason is waking up between 6 and 6:30 most mornings.

7:30 AM – Change his diaper again and feed him fruit and cereal for breakfast. He likes this time because he has breakfast with his big sisters.

9:00 AM – He goes down for a nap.

11:00 AM – He wakes from his nap, change his diaper, and has a 6 oz bottle.

11:30 or 12:00 – He has vegetables and cereal.

1:00 PM – He goes down for another nap.

2:30ish – He wakes from his nap. We are usually rushing out the door to pick up his sisters by this time so he has to wake up.

3:00 PM – Diaper change and 8 oz bottle.

4:00 PM – He takes a little cat nap for about 45 minutes.

6:00 PM – He has a dinner meal with cereal while we eat dinner.

6:30 PM – He has bath time.

7:00 PM – He has a 6 oz bottle and then he is down for bedtime.

 

Now for the best part…Pictures! I hope you enjoy his slideshow!

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Preschool Lesson 5: Sports

This week’s Preschool Theme is Sports.

Circle Time

Color – Red

Days of the week: Move the days of the week

Song – look song from Reading the Alphabet

Weather Bear: Dress the weather bear for today’s weather

Reading

Monday

Read Aloud: Froggy Plays Soccer by Jonathan London Froggy plays soccer

Letter C Book from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we are going to do a picture walk to introduce this book. Then we will circle the sight word, the, every time we see the book. As we circle our new sight word, we will say the word.

Sight Word Poke Page from Reading the Alphabet

This week’s sight word is the word ‘look’.

For this activity we are going to take a toothpick and poke holes all around the sight word, see. Once we are done we will place the paper up to a window to let the light come through the paper.

I Spy with C Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

This we are going to make into a game. First we will spread all of the cards on the floor. Then we will play “I Spy” with the syllable sounds clapping as you say the words.

Wednesday

Read Aloud: The Berenstain Bears Go Out For The Team by  Stan Berenstain Go Out For the Team

Letter C Book from Reading the Alphabet

This is the second day that we use this book. So today we are going to look through the pictures again. As we look through the pictures we will identify the initial sounds of the words. When we finish our initial sounds, I will read to them the first pages and then allow them to finish the story for me.

Pocket Chart Book from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will need a pocket chart. I am going to place the sentences in the pocket chart and read the text aloud. I am going to use a pointer to point to the words as I read them. After each sentence, my children can add the picture that goes with it. When we complete all of the sentence strips, they will each take turns reading the sentences.

Rhyming Mat from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity we will take the rhyming mat picture and the small pictures. We will look at each picture and name them. The ones that rhyme with the top picture will be glued to the mat.

Friday

Read Aloud: Dino Basketball by Lisa Wheeler  Dino Basketball

Letter C Book from Reading the Alphabet

We are going to start our day by re-reading this book together. Then I will sit with each child on their own and listen to them read the books.

Pocket Chart Book from Reading the Alphabet

This is the second day that we have used the pocket chart book. Today we will start with me reading the sentences to them. Again, they will add the pictures to the sentence strips. Then they will take turns reading the story to me.

Syllable Count and Clip from Reading the Alphabet

This activity is going to be a game for us. We are going to lay down each card one by one. I will start by clapping out each syllable. For example “tur-tle” is two claps. I will repeat each word with claps one time. The second time I will have them clap with me as we say the word together. Then I will ask them how many claps was that? Once they tell me how many claps, we will take the clothespin and clip it onto the number.

Once we go through all of the cards, I am going to give them to the girls and let them try it by themselves.

Sight Word Wall

Today we will add our sight word to the word wall.

*Here are a few other Read Alouds for you to choose from.

Goodnight Football by Michael Dahl Goodnight Football

 

My Granny Loves Hockey by Lori Weber My Granny Loves Hockey

After reading with them, have your child look at books for about 5 minutes on their own. Sit with your child and let them retell the story that they just looked at. This is important to prepare your child for reading.

Writing

Monday

Today we are using our Learn the alphabet workbook and Manuscript Writing for the letter C. The girls are writing the letter C and identifying letters in it on page 3 in the Learning the alphabet workbook. In our Manuscript Writing page we are completing the letter C on page 4.

*I have them work in the workbooks during this time because it allows me time to transition and take care of their brother.

Wednesday

Today we are practicing writing the letter C on their handwriting paper.

Writing story: Write about playing sports. Let your child draw a picture and practice writing their own story. You can dictate for them.

Friday

Today the girls will be doing the Print Awareness from Reading the Alphabet. For this activity they will need to trace the picture and letter. Then they will help me cut out the sentences and mix up the words. They then will help me reassemble the sentences so that they read correctly. We will glue them onto a piece of paper.

centers

Monday

Trace the Letter C from Reading the Alphabet

Lacing Cards from Reading the Alphabet

Letter Picture Cards from Reading the Alphabet

For this activity, the girls will sort the beginning sounds with letters and pictures. Then they will place the cards into the pocket chart with the letter book pocket chart versions.

20 Grid from Reading the Alphabet

For this math activity, they will roll a die, then count the number rolled. Place that number of small objects on the board, starting at the top left and continuing until the board is full.

Wednesday

Letter C Coloring Page from Reading the Alphabet

Today they will color the pictures that start with this letter.

Sight word Maze from Reading the Alphabet

Initial Picture Sort from Reading the Alphabet

Place the letter cards at the top of your pocket chart. Shuffle the initial picture cards. Go through each picture naming the object like this “/b/ /b/ balloon. Child needs to identify the beginning sounds

Numbers 1 – 10 Dot Page from Reading the Alphabet

This activity needs to start with shuffling the number cards. The child picks a card and turns it over, identifying what the number is. Then they find that same number on their dot page and cover it up with an object. Continue until all the numbers have been identified.

Friday

Sight word search

Today we are going to find all of this week’s sight word, see, in a word search and circle it with our favorite marker.

Tracer Page

For this page, we are going to trace the sight word on this page.

Sight word wall

Read the sight words on the wall using the pointer. I have included other words that they recognize such as our family members names and pets names.

Pattern Cards

For this activity we are going to use the picture cards to create picture patterns. These picture cards match our letter this week, p. Your child can cut the pictures out with you or you can do it ahead of time to save time (which is what I did).

 

math

Monday

Today we are going to review numbers 1 – 5. We will use number cards to identify the number.

Wednesday

Today we are going to use the number sheets to write the numbers 1-5.

Friday

Today we are introducing the number zero. We are talking about the value of the number zero and identifying it using the number cards. We will also practice writing the number zero.

I created these number cards for my children.

 

science

Cloud in A Jar

Materials:

Mason Jar

1/3 cup Hot Water

Hairspray

Ice

Directions:

Put hot water in mason jar. Then spray the hairspray into the water. Put the lid on upside down. Place the ice on top of the lid and watch clouds form.

social studies

This week’s theme is Sports so we are talking about Olympics. For this week, I thought that having our own backyard Olympics would be fun. So we are doing the following games.

Quick Race
Long Jump
Ball Toss
Obstacle Course

I created my own version of these things.

Art

Create a Baseball Paper Plate Craftbaseball paper plate.

For this activity you will need a white paper plate, white paper, red paper, and glue. Take the white paper and tear it
into pieces. Then take the red paper and cut it into thin strips. Your child will glue the white paper to the plate. Then they will take the red paper strips to make the red threading on the baseball.

Role Play

Role play running a sports store.

 

Rainy Day Activities

Check out Kick the Alphabet Cup from http://mominspiredlife.com/ball-theme-alphabet-activity-kick-the-cup/.

Alphabet Basketball by http://activity-mom.com/2014/07/18/alphabet-basketball/

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I hope that you enjoy this lesson plan for Sports!

Come back next week to see our lesson on the theme Sharing.

 

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