We continue to talk about the night and, of course, it is pumpkin time! We added a huge moon that the girls painted and glittered to the animal clinic, painted and cut night time scenes reinforcing shapes and helping our fine motor mature while doing lots of painting at the easel. Math activities included one to one correspondence of numbers 1-5 with owls and pumpkins, working with the number four, and working with tanagrams.as a center activity. Tracing and tearing paper to create our own pumpkins with dictation about the pumpkins are adding a touch of Fall to our windows!
Thanks to all the moms who helped with our Halloween party, it was wonderful! The following pictures show how hard the girls are working with their Pre-K skills and the slideshow speaks for itself as to the fun they all had at our Halloween celebration! Enjoy!
One to One correspondence
Making Night Scenes
Our Halloween Party At School
The girls had such a great time at the Hutchison farm! They were thrilled to put their boots on and go to such a lovely environment. If you ever get a chance to come see the farm, you will be absolutely amazed at the beauty and producing possibilities this wonderful area of the Hutchison property has each and every day. The class loved smelling the lemon basil and tasting the mint and fresh spinach. They got to also pick some fresh carrots and saw the biggest sweet potato ever! While looking at the turnip greens, Mrs. Riddle pointed out the ladybugs crawling on the turnips that the fifth grade students "released" in order to eat the tiny aphids, which are bugs that will destroy the turnips. The girls learned so much and we ended our visit picking one of the beautiful zinnias to bring home. We have more plans for future visits to the farm so we will keep those boots tucked away in our cubbies to have for the next time! Please enjoy the slide show of our fun adventure!!
Skills learned on our visit to the farm
sharing and taking turns
We are so glad to see our girls back from fall break, and hope everyone had a restful, happy, and relaxing time away from school. As we begin our second quarter with the girls , we realize how much they continue to grow and learn. We have been comparing night and day and talking quite a bit about our routines and what happens during those routines, whether they are morning or night routines. When thinking of the night time and the moon and stars these last two weeks, the girls found a huge basket of nocturnal animals that quickly led to a discussion about these animals and how they seemed to be "hurt" because of all the bandages that covered them. The girls wanted to take care of these nocturnal friends and decided the best way to do this was to have an animal clinic or hospital where they would get some good care and be ready to return to their night time activities! Thus, the "Night Time Animal Hospital and Clinic" was open, complete with all the necessary instruments the girls needed to "nurse"the animals of the night back to good health! They are having lots of fun in the dramatic play area of the classroom!
We also introduced several new centers to support math skills of one to one correspondence of numbers 1-5, creating a two part pattern, and continued growth of letter and number recognition. We continue to refine cutting and fine motor skills, recognition of shapes and tracing shapes, and writng numbers 1-5 .Drawing a picture of ourselves each month continues to help the girls add maturity to their pictures, and should be a great documentation of how they are learning to add more detail and accuracy each month to these drawings.
one to one correspondence with numbers up to 5
tactile table with nocturnal animals
letter recognition at the tactile table
creating a 2 part pattern
nocturnal animal clinic
cutting and glittering stars
middle school co edge classes visit