Thursday, December 15, 2016

Preschool.... At a glance

It was another great day at preschool today!

We all had a great PARTY!

We wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season.... see you next year!

Preschool will resume January 4, 2017

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Preschool..... At a Glance

It was chilly outside, but warm, fun and inviting inside preschool!!

We had a great time talking about our number (9), our color (orange), our shape (triangle), and our letter (X) during large group today. The children were asked to identify the colors and shapes throughout the classroom.
The children then used playdough to make the letters we have learned this year, so far.
During gross motor time, the children played a game (similar to musical chairs) except the chairs each had a letter, number or shape on them.

Reminder:  Tomorrow, December 15th are our class holiday parties (AM- 10:00-10:30  PM- 2:00-2:30).   This will be our final day of preschool until January 4, 2017.  :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Preschool.... At a Glance

 It was another busy day at preschool!

Today, the children had  a great time planning their work/play time with the "planning wheel".  They then pretended in the house area, made letters in the writing area, made paper airplanes and flew them, mixed and made bubbles in the water table, and painted, glued, cut, and pasted in the art area.

During small group we made our families a little surprise...... shhhh!  :)

We finished the day playing with our huge parachute!

Reminder:  Thursday, Dec. 15th is our holiday party.  There is a sign up for treats in the lobby. :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Preschool.... At a Glance

It was good to see all the smiling faces today!

This morning, the children made bracelets during small group time.  They were orange for our color of the week and the children chose 8 beads for our number of the week.  They made some very  clever creations!
They walked the “balance beam” then planned with their teachers where they were going to play/work today.
The children finished the day outside jumping rope and enjoying the Winter sunshine!

During the afternoon, the children were able to create awesome works of art using marbles.  They were asked to incorporate the color orange ( our color of the week). This was a messy, but extremely fun activity for the children!
The children danced  and sang with scarves during large group time.
We were also able to enjoy the Winter sunshine during outside time.  The children made used streamers to make letters and shapes!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Preschool.... At a Glance

We had a very busy day in preschool today!

During the morning, the children made “bird nests” during small group time.
They planned  where they were going to work/play by pretending to be on a train and “choo chooing” to their area.
We finished the day by playing “can you do it?” (a game with bean bags). We also played “What Time is it Mr. Fox” and “Hot Potato”!

In the afternoon, the children made their own paper bag puppets during small group time.
They were very  busy during work/play time painting, building with blocks and cubes, pretending in the house area, and sifting and pouring in the sand and water tables.
The children finished the day by throwing balls and seeing if they could get them in buckets.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Preschool.... "At a Glance"

It was raining  and dreary outside, but busy and exciting inside preschool!

During the morning, the children made letters (including the letter “V”, our letter of the week) out of playdough.
The children also built a lego creation as a table group to “plan” where they were going to play/work today.
Dancing with scarves finished off our morning!

During the afternoon, the children discussed how they were all feeling today and why.  They then made  their “faces” out of paper plates to show their emotions.
They played “telephone” with the teachers to “plan” where they were going to work/play today.
We finished the day off by playing games of “duck, duck, goose” and  “red light, green light”!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Preschool... "At a Glance"

We had another great day!

During the morning, the children played/worked hard today.  They poured and sifted at the water and sand tables.  They played “house” and “cook” at the pretend play area.  They made their own music  with a keyboard (new to the classroom this week).   We read books and painted pictures as well.
The children recalled the activities that they did, today, by telling their teachers through a “microphone”.
Before it was time to go home we danced and “froze” to music!!

During the P.M. class, the children used musical instruments while singing songs with their teachers.
During small group time, the children counted,sorted and made patterns with multi-colored bears.
The children drew pictures to “plan” what they were going to do during work/play time.`
We finished the day with outdoor play and doing “hopscotch”.