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Let Camping Season Begin - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on May 19, 2022 at 2:15 PM

This is always an exciting theme for the children, and teachers! The children talked a lot about what they know about camping this week and talked about what they will do when they go camping. On Monday in art the children created a handprint campfire on a large poster board, and in language the children worked with rhyming words, matching the rhymes together. On Tuesday in art the children painted with marshmallows, so cool! In language the children engaged in a camping bingo activity. Wednesday in art the children painted with a rice filled nylon stocking and moved it up and down on their paper to create prints. In language the children liust6ened to and answered wh questions, a good activity for them to work their logical thinking skills. Today the children explored many fine motor activities such as togs, small koosh balls, kinetic sand with scoops, and putty. Some floor puzzles were brought out and we saw lots of teamwork! Tomorrow in art the children will glue yellow, orange and red paper to create another campfire and in math the children will explore a camp concentration activity. In the water table this week the children worked with insects, bowls and frogs. The children also worked with mini-marshmallows and toothpicks this week

Exploring Gardening - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on May 12, 2022 at 4:40 PM

This week the children explored gardening and how much fun it is to plant out own fruits and vegetables. On Monday the children dicated how they thought a flower grows, in math they used dot stamps to fill in flowers by the matching color, in art the children painted with different fruits and as a group we planted to pots of flowers that we have been watering and observing throughout the week. On Tuesday, the children matched letters in a carrot path, in math they sorted flowers by color and shape and in art they made their own flowers pots where each flower had a letter of their name. On Wednesday, the children matched lettered flower pots to flowers and in art they painted by hitting a fly swatter on their paper. On Thursday in math we rolled a dice that decided how many seeds to put into each flower pot, and in art the children made their own flowers from different shaped petals and stems of their choosing. On Friday, the children will dictate what they need to make a garden, in math they will trace numbers on flowers, in science we will water our plants and guess what we think will happen to them over the weekend, and in art the children will paint their own flowers using bright paint colors.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on April 21, 2022 at 3:35 PM

An important theme this week talking and learning about recycling and how it helps take care of the earth. Minday in art the children painted with blue and green, in language they traced letters with rocks and in math they engaged in an earth day concentration game. Tuesday in art the children painted a larger poster board, in math they played recycle bingo and talked about the various items that can be recycled. In math the children sorted recyclables (pictures), into the appropriate bin: paper, plastic, glass, cardboard, compost and aluminum. Wednesday in art the children scrunched up newspaper and painted with it and in math the children counted items in a row and then needed to show that same number using colored discs. Today in art the children panted with forks! In language the children looked around the room for "trash," ( crumpled paper), unfold it and identify the letter and in math the children did some shadow matching to match earth day images to it's shadow. Tomorrow in art the children will explore paint scrapers and in math the children will trace numbers with rocks. In language the children will practice writing their names. This week in the sensory table the children explored tearing, or cutting, paper.

All About Easter - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on April 14, 2022 at 5:15 PM

This week the children celebrated Easter and all the joy it brings. On Monday, the children painted using cotton balls and made some really cool designs. They also did a dictation where they were asked what they knew about Easter and some of their responses were hilarious. On Tuesday, they practiced letter identification by naming the letters that were hidden under easter eggs. In math, they did an egg discrimination activity where they chose which pattern did not belong in the group. In art, the children had a lot of fun painting with peeps. On Wednesday, in art, they got to paint their own eggs and in math, the children worked on creating and finishing patterns made out of easter eggs. On Thursday, in art, the children created collages from things they found in the scrap bin, and in science, they tested different kinds of eggs (cooked, raw, and toy) to see which one would sink or float in a bucket of water. On Friday they will fill an Easter basket with the letters in their name, participate in a fun Easter egg hunt, and in art, they will paint using fun spring colors.

Fun with Bugs and Insects - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on April 7, 2022 at 4:55 PM

A fun week learning about bugs and insects. Monday in art the children painted with their hands to make hand print spiders. In language the children practiced writing bug and insect words, a good fine motor activity. In math the children matched number dots to the number on the ladybug. Tuesday in art the children glued together a ladybug, in language they dictated what bugs "bug" them and in math the children predicted how many bugs were in a jar. Wednesday the children worked with playdough to help strengthen those small muscles. In math the children matched the same number of bug counters to the jar with the same number. In language the children explored pencils and stencils. Today in art the children added scrap papers to a large flower petal, and then explored foam paint brushes on a poster board. In language the children played a bug and insect game and in math the children worked with 1 to 1 grids and bug counters. This week in the sensory table the children explored water with bug counters, ice cube trays, tongs and cups. We also had buckets of colored rice with strainers, gems and cups for the children to work with too.

We Love Our Pets - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on March 31, 2022 at 2:20 PM

This week's theme focused on learning about all the different animals that can be pets and the children loved sharing all sorts of stories about their pets and stories of what kind of pet they want. Monday in art the children painted with dog bones and in language they dictated to talk about their pet or their dream pet. In math the children added dog bones to dog bowls. Tuesday in art the children painted paper plates blue for an aquarium and in the afternoon added fish stickers. In language the children matched lettered fish to the lettered fishbowl. Wednesday in art the children painted with feathers and in language they matched upper case letters to lower case letters. Today in art the children glued spots to paper and in math the children strung fruit loops on a pipe cleaner and counted to see how many. Today we also added train tracks to the block area, and we had a lot of sensory activities out: rice with pots and scoops and the kinetic sand. Tomorrow in art the children sponge paint and in language they will play a bingo game. In math the children will work with pet animal counters and the 1 to 1 grids. This week in the sensory table the children worked with water, funnels, scoops and cups.

All About Spring - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on March 24, 2022 at 2:20 PM

It's all about spring and we can feel it in the air! It was a little warmer this week and we were so excited to see signs of spring everywhere! We saw a few flowers popping up out on the playground and a couple of the children described their flowers that are popping up at home. We also found lots and lots of worms this week! That may not be exciting for some people, but this class collects them! We of course put them back in the dirt before we come back in the building. For some art, we made it rain by dripping water droplets in paper, and we also used a bottom of a pop bottle to make cherry blossom trees. We made some eye catching raindrops in our back window too! Come on in to see our masterpieces! Our math has been counting, sorting and patterning flower petals and we even played a path game and got the children to the garden! Our language activities have been all about the letter of the week (Yy) and also filling in missing letters on an alphabet chart. Our sensory table is filled with "dirt" and flowers! Our science table is a wind experiment. If the wind can blow it around, you put it in the "yes" column and if not, it goes in the "no" column. We have been chalking and blowing bubbles outside each day and really enjoying the weather (even the rain!).

Spring has Sprung - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on March 24, 2022 at 2:20 PM

The children have enjoyed sharing their questions and thoughts about spring and how we know it's here. Monday in art the children created a collage adding spring colored tissue paper to contact paper. In math the children matched fruit loops to a rainbow and then predicted which color had the most and least and then counted to see if predictions were correct. In language the children matched lettered flower petals to a lettered flower. Tuesday in art the children painted with pastel colors and some new foam paint tools, in math the children added bug counters to a jar and in language the children engaged in a social emotional activity to play feelings bingo and talked about what they do when they feel sad, happy, scared etc.. Wednesday in art the children glued together parts of a flower, in math they worked with colored gems and 1 to 1 correspondence grids and in language the children matched rhyming stones. Today in art the children explored droppers with blue watercolor to drop "raindrops" on their paper. In math the children worked with number sense where they needed to match different ways to show what a number is; for example, matching a die picture of 2 dots to number 2, and a ten frame with 2 dots to number 2, and then a picture of a hand holding up 2 fingers to match to number 2. This was a fun experience for the children to see different ways that numbers can be shown. In language this afternoon, the children will take turns hiding something under an umbrella and then give clues to their peers to guess what the item is. Tomorrow in art the children will paint with flowers and in language they will practice their writing skills to write some spring words. This week in the sensory table the children explored colored rice with shovels, flower pots and colored gems.

Everything Green - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on March 17, 2022 at 4:05 PM

This week the children explored Saint Patricks Day by enjoying everything green. On Monday the children created a pot of gold by spelling their names out on the gold pieces and in art, the children traced and cut out their handprints on different colored pieces of paper creating a rainbow. On Tuesday the children did a visual discrimination activity where they examined shamrocks and decided which one did not belong in the group based on their pattern and in art they created a rainbow connecting to a pot of golf by lacing yarn. On Wednesday the children played I spy only using green items and in art, they painted using gold coins from the sensory table. On Thursday the children celebrated Saint Patrick's day with a green snack brought in by many of the parents. During the day Miss Charollete came in and did a Saint Patrick's day-themed workout. They also glued the cereal Pops to a black pot and created shapes by using Pops and toothpicks. On Friday the children will be matching upper case and lower case letters using both ends of a rainbow and they will do a large easel painting using different shades of green and their imagination. This week the sensory table was filled with rainbow noodles but then suddenly on Thursday the table was emptied and filled up with green water by who we assume was the leprechaun who messed up our room that morning. Happy Saint Patricks Day!

How Do We Use Our Five Senses? - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on March 10, 2022 at 4:45 PM

This week the children learned about the 5 senses, how we use them and what they help us do. Monday in art the children painted with water bottles that had bells inside, in math they matched dominoes with colored discs discs and in language the children listened to alphabet soundtracks ton identify letter sounds. Tuesday in art the children painted with cinnamon and vanilla scented paint, in math they sorted pictures into what sense picture we use with it. In language the children came up with words of things we smell. Wednesday in art the children painted with bubble wrap, in math and in language they observed items and talked about them. Today in art the children created collages using scraps from the bin on the art shelf and in language the children explored tactile writing stones. Tomorrow in art the children will paint with foam brushes, in math they will play the mouse color cheese game and in language the children will dictate things they see, things they touch, things they smell, things they hear and things they taste. In the sensory table this week the children explored working with oatmeal, small bottles, measuring spoons and funnels.