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  • The Beginning of the Holiday Season

    Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, we are getting into the holiday spirit!

    We started by making open ended creations using red and green gum drops and tooth picks!

    We went on a letter hunt in pretend snow! (Even though it happened to be 60 degrees outside at the end of November!)

    We painted with star shaped cookie cutters! Our December shape is the star, and color is red.

    The students were able to make homemade red, peppermint play-doh! We will use this in class activities throughout December.   

  • Hands on, Interactive Learning at Creative Tots

    We had a blast with our November farm theme in Preschool/Preschool Prep! Below the students are washing the “mud” (brown paint) off of the pigs to reveal a letter to identify!

    The Preschool class acted out the story “I Spy on the Farm”. It was a fun and interactive way to retell the story step by step.

    After reading “Chicka Chika Boom Boom”, we collected leaves outside that had letters on them and we created our own fall version of the alphabet tree!

    Practicing our cutting skills by giving the trolls a haircut!

    Matching letters to the correct beginning sounds

    Measuring with nonstandard objects

    Fine motor fun!

    Counting our way through Preschool!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Building Letters

    We are working hard with our letters!  We are learning to recognize them, name them, give their sounds, and build them.

    Before we start learning to write letters it is important for children to really know what a letter looks like, and what kinds of lines it contains.  So for example, uppercase A is made of only straight lines but lowercase a is made of a curved line and a straight line.

    We work hard to learn to build them the correct way, to make the transition to writing them much easier.  Starting at the top and going down is always important!

  • Prechool Prep-April Part Two

       

       

        

    Acting out the butterfly life cycle!

       

  • April Part One: Insects and Gardening

    April’s theme in Preschool Prep is based around gardening and insects. We have integrated this theme into our daily curriculum and are having so much fun!

    *Fine motor insect sorting

       The Very Hungry Caterpillar story retelling 

    Bug Fossils!

    Each day this month we have done a “Daily News” segment in the classroom 🙂 We first have someone introduce the news, and then we work together to figure out what month and day of the week it is. Next, we choose a student to be our “weather kid” for the day. This person gets to wear a special badge and report the weather based on what they see outside and how it feels! Lastly, we complete a feelings chart where the students pick a face that mimics how they are feeling that day (all of the children have picked the happy face so far)!

      Our weather girl reporting her findings! 

  • February Activities

     

      

     Alphabet Twister!

     

     

  • Alphabet Study

    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.
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  • Winter at Creative Tots!

    It may not feel like winter outside, but we are bringing winter into the classroom! The Preschool Prep class has been learning a lot and having a blast with these winter themed activities!

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