We celebrated the last week of preschool with Beach Day and Awards Day!! We had an amazing year with your little ones and we hope you all have a great summer!
We took advantage of our smaller groups today and paired each of our KPrep students up with a Preschool Prep student. The buddies worked together to build big shapes with smaller shapes over in the Kprep room! The preschool preppers were so excited to come visit the big room and have a big buddy to get to know. Then we marched over to the preschool prep room with our buddies and the little guys got to share their favorite centers with the older kids. We had fun with our buddies today!!
We celebrated our January Literacy Party this week with the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff.
We read the story and then wrote a fun journal response!
We made our own cute mice to take home!
To practice some counting skills, we counted cookies up to 8.
And then we enjoyed our very own cookie and milk snack!
We have been so busy this month with our alphabet study! This month we have been working on the letters M, N, and O. In addition to letter recognition, we are working very hard on learning letter formation and the sound the letter makes.
We practice building letters using various materials like M&Ms.
You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch!! Our preschoolers enjoyed a fun day filled with activities all about the story How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
We read the story and did a journal response on how we would make the Grinch smile! We also showed off our best grinchy faces!
“To make the Grinch smile I would throw him a party!”
“To make the Grinch smile, I would go in the hot tub and eat lollipops with him!”
We made Grinch Dust to sprinkle in our yards to keep the Grinch away on Christmas eve.
We played Pin the Heart on the Grinch.
And we ended the day with Popcorn and the movie! So much fun!
Preschoolers got to have a special gingerbread day last week. We read 2 gingerbread books, decorated a gingerbread picture, and even got to decorate and eat a gingerbread cookie which was everyone’s favorite part. We graphed what each person bit off first and the majority of students took a bite from his head first! We had a fun day and really enjoyed our special cookie treat!
In preschool, we have been learning about The First Thanksgiving and what it may have been like for kids their age back then versus what they are like now. We learned why they had a feast that very first Thanksgiving and we prepared our very own feast to enjoy! Students practiced using a butter knife to cut strawberries, bananas, and oranges. We learned to snap the “yucky” ends of the green beans. Using a lot of arm strength, we made our very own butter by shaking cream… for a long time… We crushed up graham crackers for our pie crust and we even made our very own bread in a bag. On Tuesday, we enjoyed the fruits of our labor and got to eat all of the yummy food!
We read the story “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury this week and preschool and we had a GREAT time! When the preschoolers showed up for school they walked into a surprise obstacle course and they were all so excited to see what we were doing! We read the story and then in order to practice our story retelling skills, we went on our own bear hunt and experienced all the parts of the story while searching for the bear with our binoculars!
We went through the long swishy grass!
We went through the cold river!
Then we had to climb through the oozy mud!
And into the dark forest!
Through the swirling whirling snowstorm!
And finally into the dark narrow cave where we found….
Creative Tots has specialized in the private education of both toddlers and preschool age children for over 15 years. We began in the heart of Madeira and now also have a new Mason location. We are specifically designed to focus on early childhood development for children ages 18 months to 5 years.