Friday, September 20, 2019

Fun Run!!!


The children had so much fun today running to support our school! They had lots of fans cheering them on and marking off their shirts after each lap. The preschool has nearly raised $10,000 and is leading the school in donations!!! Thank you for all of your support!







Thursday, September 19, 2019

Red Light, Green Light

This afternoon a group of children had fun playing a game of “Red light, green light” while riding bikes! The children practiced stopping when the teacher said “Red light!” and going when she said “Green light!” At one point Daryn’s bike got stuck in the mud. Hudson was quick to help out and used his “Tow truck” to pull him out!





Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Writing in the Block Area

This week, we added paper wrapped blocks to the block area to encourage writing and drawing. We placed some example blocks out that looked like roads and buildings to help prompt the children. Once they saw some ideas, they began to draw their own roads and buildings. They also worked on signs and started to draw railroad tracks too! It stared to look like a little city! This activity supports visual art, emergent writing and fine motor skills.






Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Stretch Those Hamstrings!

At the end of every PE session, Teacher Sharon teaches us new ways to stretch our muscles. Today we stretched our hamstrings by touching our noses to our patellas! We did a butterfly stretch and V-shaped stretch. 




Monday, September 16, 2019

Little Mouse, Little Mouse...

Today we played “Little Mouse, Little Mouse.” In this game one person is in charge of hiding the mouse behind one of the six houses. The guessers must figure out where the mouse is hiding by saying “Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the [color] house?” This game helps support turn-taking, cognitive development through observing and guessing, and verbal communication. 

After group time, some children played the game together and each child took turns hiding the mouse and guessing!






Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday Fun

Today Teacher Linette took a small group of children on a walking field trip to the front of the school to collect leaves. The children enjoyed looking around, gathering and comparing all the different sizes and colored leaves. During small group time, Teacher Cassie did Yoga breathing exercises with the children. Some of their favorite poses and breaths were Lion’s breath, Dolphin Breath, Ninja breath and Mountain breath.





Thursday, September 12, 2019

Teamwork

There are many advantages to children working together. They learn to communicate, listen, problem solve and accomplish a common goal. Today the children built towers with pyramid toys, put out fires in the House Area, fixed the playhouse outside with tools and shared their ideas to guess what Teacher Cassie was tapping behind the flat board at group time. “ Teamwork makes the dream work.”- Alanna



Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Loud and Soft


At Group Time, Teacher Linette showed the children the difference between a loud sound and a soft sound. Then she had them pick either a shaker egg or a bell. The children practiced making loud and soft sounds with their chosen instrument. This supports an interest in music and encourages children to understand opposites. 






Bug Drawings!

Yesterday we found a few wiggly bugs outside! A centipede, roly poly, and a moth! After observing the bugs, we came to the table to draw what we saw.

“This is the bug with lots and lots of legs!” - Chloe
“I want to draw the centipede... I’ve never drawn a bug before!” - Jia




Monday, September 9, 2019

Feather markers

The Writing table is a space for children to use different writing materials and practice exercising their fine motor skills through drawing or writing letters. Teacher Andrea taped feathers to the tips of the markers to encourage the children to continue using the markers to draw! She explained to them that as they write with the marker, the feather moves! 




Thursday, September 5, 2019

Spin Art

Today the children had a blast doing a spin art activity with Rachelle and Paige. They worked in pairs, taking turns spinning and dripping different colors of paint watching it swirl and blend together.



Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Painting Together!

This week, we continued our introduction and exploration of paint by mixing the three primary colors to make secondary colors. We also used the sponge roller paint brushes to introduce them to a different tool. Using a large piece of paper, the children rolled the paint and mixed colors creating a beautiful collaborative piece of art.





Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Scoop, Pour, Measure, and Share!

The sensory bin this week is filled with rice! This sensory activity can be very calming as the children scoop, pour, and pat the rice. We also provide labeled jars and pitchers to work on math skills such as quantity, measurement, and number recognition. The children are also working on sharing space and materials with one another at the table.