The girls have had such a fun day! There is nothing more fun than dressing up as your favorite Halloween character and coming to school in your costume! The lower school enjoyed Pre-k parading through the theater, working on a fun Halloween book in the classroom, and reading several spooky Halloween books. The best part, of course, was the fun Halloween party hosted by our creative moms! The lunch was delicious, the cookies were the best sweet treat ever, and the Halloween bingo was a great way to work on letter recognition while playing an exciting game! All in all, the entire day was the best ever! We wish everyone a fun "Trick or Treat", be safe and have lots of fun. We will see everyone on Tuesday as we continue our exploration of Fall and Nocturnal animals. Enjoy some pictures from today's festivities!
We begin our study of the night with questions such as,what is a routine, what is your nightly routine at home, what might we see at night that we don't see during the day, and what animals might be awake at night while we are snug in our beds? Of course these animals of the night are our Nocturnal friends! And, lastly, what are some changes we see in nature as we also explore the change of seasons all around us. The girls have enjoyed many new areas of interest around our classroom encouraging their interest in new provacations such as the tree house where they can "camp out" with the nocturnal animals where we are building a tree house for the animals. We have a "Pumpkin Letter Recognition Center" at the tactile table, a "Pumpkin Patch" number recognition center where they are corresponding the number of seeds to the number on the pumpkins, We continue to trace shapes, work with playdough building pumpkins, fall leaves, and Nocturnal animals, In the block area there are Nocturnal animals, a tree, and plenty of blocks for creativity in building homes for these animals and they have been very imaginative in this center! Many new puzzles have been added to the shelves to also support interest in our new explorations! We are also working on some wonderful water color trees as we observe, draw, and watercolor a favorite tree we are "observing" for seasonal change. Lots to do and many fun activities we would love to share in the following pictures! Enjoy!
This is the play dough center which teaches creativity and strengthens their fine motor.
The pumpkin patch center encourages letter recognition of both the upper and lower case letters.
This center is pumpkin patch counting and it teaches number recognition and one to one correspondence.
The block center teaches cooperation with their friends.and oral language development.
The girls loved ending our study with graphing their favorite rainbow color and shapes! It was the first graphing we have done and the class seemed to have a good gasp of how a graph can answer many questions and give us information about something we are "wondering" about. The girls found out that our graphing told us that the circle was our favorite shape and that our favorite color was green! They all loved making rainbow bracelets and have a great sense of the order of colors of the rainbow.
The picnic was a success and we have a few pictures of those that attended the event. Again, have a wonderful Fall Break! if you are staying home have a relaxing, "out of routine week", and if traveling, please be safe! We will see everyone on the 13th ready to explore the wonders of night time routines, the moon and stars and a few of our Nocturnal friends!
Thank each of you for making our first quarter a great one, your support and enthusiasm have made for a wonderful time getting to know your sweet girls!
Fondly, Jane and Sandra
The girls have enjoyed our study of color, especially the beautiful colors of the rainbow. We have created ourselves as "Rainbow" girls hanging on the wall under the lovely rainbows we painted, sorted rainbow colors on wire trees with beads at the tactile table, made our very own wire and clay rainbows for the girls to bring home, and had a day of mixing primary colors to see the new color created,which was a secondary color. The book, Mouse Paint, was very helpful in understanding color mixing and the girls loved watching the story on the smart board. Rainbow books and rainbow braclets will be the last of our color activities the girls will enjoy. They are very observant of the order of colors in the rainbow and we are proud of them! After Fall Break, we will will be talking about and exploring night time routines, the moon and stars, and the wonderful Nocturnal animals that come out at night while we are sleeping!!
We wish each family a safe and restful Fall Break, it has been a wonderful quarter with these sweet girls and we love teaching them each and every day!
Straw Blowing With Colors
Working With Stringing Rainbow Beads
Building with Rainbow Blocks