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  • Some November Process Art

  • Learning About The First Thanksgiving

    We have begun our study of The First Thanksgiving in preschool this past week.  We have learned a little about how the pilgrim children were different from us, that the big boat they traveled on was not called Jimmy (haha), but actually the Mayflower and that the Indians taught them how to plant seeds and hunt for food.  We love this time of year in preschool!

  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!

    We went on a bear hunt in the PM Preschool and Preschool Prep classes! We read the story, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” and reenacted it by going on our own classroom bear hunt!

    Through the grass “swishy swashy, swishy swashy”

    Through the water “splish splosh, splish splosh”

    Through the mud “squelch squerch, squelch squerch”

    Through the forest “stumble trip, stumble trip”

    Through the snow storm “hooo wooo”

    Through the cave “tip toe, tip toe”

    We ended the day with a bear “hunt and color” sort!

  • Last Days of October

    We embraced our October theme whole heartedly this month! What’s better than giving academic time a Halloween twist?? Here’s a taste of what we did this month!

    Spider Counting!

    Building letters with pumpkin seeds

    Letter building with candy corn

    Halloween cutting center

    Feeding the Alphabet Zombie (he loves his letters!)

    Acting out the Five Little Pumpkins

    Spider swatting and number recognition!

    Fall Number Mats

    Wicked letter find and sort! 

    Silly Monster Craft!

  • Building Letters

  • Hands-on Fall Activities

    The Preschoolers and Preschool Preppers have been apart of many fun, hands-on explorations this month! We opened up a pumpkin, made our own homemade applesauce and had some animals visit the classroom!

  • Sorting Activities

    We have been learning about sorting in preschool this month.  We are teaching children to find matches and things that are the same.  We also practice using language to describe what makes those things similar, ie color, shape, size, etc.  We have been sorting many different materials and working hard to find their common attributes.  Our favorite were definitely these Halloween creatures!

  • D is for Dinosaur!

    Last week we learned all about the letter D and got to have fun with a lot of dinosaur activities.  I am pretty sure if you are a child at the age of 3 or 4 you just love dinosaurs… no matter what!  Our students LOVED everything we did this week and had a ton of fun!  Part of our focus this year is to keep our curriculum very concrete and playful.  We did just that and had a blast learning about the letter D while doing so!

  • Scissor Skills

    Does your child use scissors at home?  We have been learning all about scissor safety and how to use and hold scissors in preschool.

    1st… Safety!

    • We never use scissors on anything except for paper or another material that is provided by a teacher.
    • When walking with scissors, we hold the metal part in our hands so that if we were to fall, we are safe.
    • we never point scissors at anyone

    Tips for Holding and Using Scissors

    • Out thumb goes in the little hole and our other fingers go in the bigger hole.
    • Our thumb stays up, we don’t want to flip our hands over when cutting.
    • We try and keep our elbow down and by our side, while focusing on turning the paper, now our arm!

    We are working hard on this skill and our goal is to have this skill mastered by mid-winter!!

  • Prewriting and Fine Motor

    We have been working on our prewriting and fine motor skills in the PM preschool and preschool prep classes! We are getting our hands ready to write!