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Celebrating America - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on June 30, 2022 at 5:45 PM

It is all about the land we love this week. Tuesday in art the children glued blue and red tissue paper to white paper, and in math the children sequenced stars in order by size. Tuesday was our walk day, and we took advantage of it not being too hot and went for a bit longer walk, walking up Belle, over to Marlowe and down to Detroit and back to St. Charles and up to the center. Yesterday as our annual Mud Day play! There was lots of mud, and lots of water, AND a fun splash pad! To cap off the mud day fun we ended it with ice cream treats!! Today was a swimming day! Prior to swimming the children worked with small motor materials such as tongs to pick up small frogs, a tower builder that's connected and moves in different ways and we put out buckets of rice for the children to explore as well. Tomorrow in art the children will paint with forks to create fireworks! In language the children will dictate what they will do on the Fourth of July and in math the children will create patterns with red, white and blue chips. All week the children worked with paper and scissors in the4 sensory table; another fun small motor activity to strengthen their small muscles.

Celebrating Dad - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on June 19, 2022 at 1:05 PM

It's been a week all about dad! Monday in art the children painted with blue paint and in language they matched lettered ties. We took a morning walk around the block and the children did a nice job holding their partner's hand and it was a nice change of scenery for the children to see outside the center with their peers. The children also learned some new yoga poses with Ms. Meghan: tree pose, frog, downward dog and they learned another fun breath, the lion! Tuesday in art the children painted with stamps and in math they worked with a 1 to 1 correspondence grid and colored gems. At group time the children helped come up with words that start with the letter D such as deer, duck, dishwasher, dog, and donut! Wednesday in art the children painted with more blue and in language they shared some things about their dad's, be sure to read them in the window! Coach Charlotte came and the children learned and practiced some basic football throwing, Today was the perfect day for a swim! They had so much fun and the4 best part was seeing them all take a break sitting on their towels with a cup of water, just chillin'! Tomorrow in art the children will marble paint and in math they will engage in fathers day bingo.

Exploring Under the Sea - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on June 9, 2022 at 1:55 PM

It's been a fun and busy week! Monday in art the children painted a starfish with a glue/paint mix and added cheerio's to it, and in math the children worked on their counting skills to count sea animals. Tuesday in art the children painted paper bags for a jellyfish and in language we discussed different kinds of sea animals and their names. Tuesday afternoon the children were introduced to Yoga with Ms. Meghan! They enjoyed it and learned about breathing, crocodile breathing. Ms. Meghan shared that crocodile breathing is good to use when the children are feeling mad or sad etc. We will incorporate this into the classroom as well. Wednesday the children made their egg shakers by scooping rice into a plastic egg and decorating with stickers, a-good fine motor experience. Today we were going to swim, but it was too chilly so we painted poster boards blue to create an ocean and in language the children dictated what they would do, and/or be, if they lived in the ocean. Tomorrow in language the children will match letters to the word of the same beginning sound and in math the children will add fish to the sea. In the sensory table this week the children got creative with the sea animals in water.

Superhero Week - Pre-School

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

Children love their superheroes! On Tuesday in art the children painted a paper plate green for a turtle, in language they sorted letters of letters with holes and letters with no holes and in math they, matched shapes to the shape on a cape. Tuesday in art the children added legs and arms to their turtles in art and in math they played a superhero graphing game. Today the children had a fun morning! The Help to Others group came to interact with the children, they sang songs, read stories, did a craft and played a game; the preschoolers loved this older peer interaction! Tomorrow in art the children will glue collage materials to a superhero mask, in language they will dictate "If I was a superhero," and in math they will engage in a superhero concentration activity.

It's Circus Time Again - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on May 26, 2022 at 4:05 PM

Such a fun week learning about the circus! On Monday in art the children bingo dotted paper and in math the children engaged in circus bingo. Tuesday at the art table the children worked with more fine motor experiences: putty, small koosh balls, tongs, tiny dice to stack, kinetic sand and spin tops. In language the children matched lettered circles to a clown face. Wednesday in art the children roller painted and in language the children dictated what they would be and what they would do iif they were in the circus. The children also did another round of circus bingo but instead of showing the picture to find, it was described to them to have them to find. Today was a child request day of play dough. In language the children traced letters with bear counters. Tomorrow in art the children will do some splatter painting and in language they will pull a letter out of a hat and practice writing it. In math the children will work with 1 to 1 grids and animal counters. This week in the sensory table the children worked with rice, pitchers and cups. Th children also have enjoyed the stories we have been reading about the circus and we have watched snippets on YouTube of clowns in a circus and some acrobats, the children were in awe and thought the clowns were so funny!

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.