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Fun Science Experiment - Pre-K 9-3

Posted by [email protected] on September 16, 2021 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (88)

We had fun this week learning Colors and Shapes! We did so many different things to name We did a Science experiment where we put M & M's in a circle and poured water over them. We learned that the water slowly melted the colors off the M & M's! It was so neat to see the colors go into the middle of the plate! We talked about the colors and shapes we see outside and we made a house using shapes. The children practiced writing letters on a dry erase board with dry erase markers and they were excited to use them! The children have asked me if we can do more Science experiments and they want to use the dry erase markers again. I have told that we will do more experiments and they will be able to use dry erase markers again. They are so excited!

Colors and Shapes - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on September 16, 2021 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (8)

Hello Families!

We hope that everyone had a great week....we know that we did! We want to thank everyone who participated in color week this week. It is always a fun experience to see all of our friends dressed up in the color of the day. This week while learning about the different colors, we also learned about the different shapes. The children learned that a square has four equal sides while a rectangle has two long sides and two short sides. The children learned that a triangle has three sides and that a rhombus is also another name for a diamond. We took some time and also learned how to say the colors in Spanish! This week the children wrote the different color words, built with unifex cubes and created many different art projects using the different colors and the shapes. This week we also started the letter Aa. Each week, the class will learn about a letter of the alphabet where we read a book for that letter and sing a song for that letter. We will also practice writing that letter and come up with a list of words on the chalkboard that start with that letter as well. So far we got 13 "Aa" words, so hopefully as we continue with the letters, the children will come up with more words! As color and shape week come to end, we once again appreciate the participation for each day! Next week is another week full of fun! Have a wonderful weekend.

Chasity and Tara

All About Colors & Shapes - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on September 16, 2021 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (9)

This week we learned about many different colors and shapes. On Monday, in math we played a shape and color bingo! In art, we painted circles using a Loofah. In Language, we played a matching game using red and blue upper-case letters.

On Tuesday, we traced shapes in Language, and in Art, the children made a collage gluing different shapes to construction paper. In Math we patterned different shape and strung them.

On Wednesday, in Language we picked an object in the classroom and had the children tell us what shape it was. In math we did pattering using linking fish and had the children count how many different color fish they had. In Art we used an apple to paint, and the children could see the shape of half an apple in construction paper.

Thursday was a fun day, In Language we played a Color Word matching game. In Math we had different shapes in piles and were tough “more or less than”. In Art we used different shape stampers in paint. Friday in Language we had a list of items/foods that were red, orange and yellow and we used a chart to list the items under the colors. In Math we Identified shapes and colors, sorted them by size. (small, medium and large). In Art we learned what happens when we mix different colors together and painted on construction paper, the children really loved learning the results of mixing different colors together.

Name Those Colors & Shapes! - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 16, 2021 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (14)

This weeks theme is "Colors & Shapes"

Word Wall:

We introduced the theme with shapes, colors and print and briefly introduce the activities for day and how to manipulate the materials and tools provided.

Art

The children stamped with various size cups with blue paint and white paper- small medium and large cups to compare size and see the various sizes, Squares- we glued on red squares to white paper, Triangle- we stamped with triangle stampers and green paint, Rectangle- we stamped with rectangle stampers and tomorrow the children will glue on a letter "S" on black paper and use a Q-tip with white paint to dab and make stars.

Motor Development

Shape sorters with various shapes to fit and drop in the container to practice shape recognition, number bubble pom- pom matching/counting one- to-one, colored dot stickers - blue, red, green and yellow paper to match same colors, duck patterning- the children used various size ducks to match on blue paper to compare sizes and learn knew knowledge, and tomorrow the children will peel and apply star stickers to paper to manipulate fingers/paper and apply to paper.

Sensory

Colored shredded paper, shape fruit sorters and scoops

Health & Safety

Reviewed and modeled classroom rules: "Safe Hands, Teeth are for Food and Walking Feet".

Tomorrow the children will make a healthy snack: Pita, peppers and cream cheese

Experiments Friday: Rainbow Skittles and Green Volcano

Learning Colors & Shapes - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 16, 2021 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (6)

This weeks theme is "Colors & Shapes"

Art

The children used various cup sizes to stamp on paper with blue paint to see the different size circles shapes, glued red squares on white paper, painted with bristle blocks and used a hand sponge to stamp on paper with yellow paint.

Math

The children practice shape recognition by manipulating shape blocks into shape sorters, practiced color sorting by placing colored legos on colored mats, colored peg boards/pegs to match on boards and colored dot stickers on colored paper to match with teacher help and naming.

Sensory Table

Various colored shapes/materials and scoops

Books

Paddington's Colors, My First book of Shapes, Hide and Seek Colors, Shapes and Colors

Colors and Shapes - Infant

Posted by [email protected] on September 16, 2021 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (6)

This week in the infant classroom the theme was colors and shapes! Here are a few things we did this week. Our older infants loved making shape pizza’s. We practiced using sponge brushes to brush glue across our circle shape and pressing different shape cut outs to the circle to make a pizza! The infants did a great job with this. We also tried rolling balls together over or inside large shapes we made on the floor with masking tape! Our infants loved looking at color/shape books together as a group, exploring shape sorters and stacking shape blocks together! We also loved retrieving light up sensory balls from inside our large pop up tunnel. It has been a great week but we look forward to a new theme next week! Until next time!

Friends Forever - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2021 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (31)

This week the children engaged in activities that focused on friends. Tuesday in art the children painted handprints with a friend. In math the children counted dots on a card to see how many fruit counters to add and in language the children helped create a list of what a kind friend does. Wednesday in art the children painted a picture of a friend using watercolor paint. In math the children sorted m&m's and counted to see which color had the most and which had least. In language the children looked at pictures and talked about if it was a friend being kind, or unkind. Today the children worked on their cutting skills, practicing cutting paper and some friends practiced cutting on limes. In math the children created patterns with linking legos and in language the children sorted pictures of kind and unkind things friends do. Tomorrow in art the children will sponge paint with people shapes, in math they will engage in a fruit and veggie memory game and in language the children will sign a sharing is caring poster.

Friends Indeed - Pre-K 9-3

Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2021 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Our theme this week is Friends. We talked about how we can be kind to your friends and that we keep our hands on our body, not on our friends. We talked about how we can be helpful whether it be at home or at school. The children watched a short video, “Sesame Street Teaches Friendship”. We drew ourselves on paper people. Our project for the month is Apples. We “painted” apples using dabbers. We measured ourselves using apples! We had a short, but very busy week at school!

You've Got a Friend in Me - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2021 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (3)

This week was all about friends and we did a lot about how to be a kind friend! Since starting our new school year, we have noticed many peers who gravitate to only certain friends, so we have been making new connections and having the children get to know others in the classroom. We started this a few weeks back during "All About Me" week, and have continued by saying peers names when we talk to them and asking questions to get to know them (meal times work out well for this). We ask, "Do you have any pets?" or "What was your favorite thing you did today?" For some of our activities this week, we worked on paper dolls (the children had to share paper and only color on their own side of the paper). We discussed how to be kind (some answers were: share, hug a friend if sad, and help a friend clean up. We also heard the story of Rainbow Fish and talked about ow kind it is to share, just like Rainbow Fish did with his friends. Some of our math activities included counting to 10 and recognizing numbers 1-10 with various hands-on activities. Tomorrow, we will count how many letters we each have in our name and then compare to what our friends have. Our science table is full of textures and things to touch and look at through a magnifying glass. Our outdoor time has been full of construction trucks and digging! This group loves to spend a lot of time in the dirt and don't seem to mind when they are dirty from head to toe! We did some practice for the cake walk on Saturday! We are so excited for the Fall Festival!

Learning About Our Friends - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2021 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (10)

This weeks theme is "Friends"

Miss Brenda introduced the theme with a book that talks about how unique everyone is, spectacular, wonderful, smiles and children's minds full of magic! Miss Brenda Also touched on and reviewed Safe hands and Voices are not for yelling at friends and teachers.

Art

so far this week we made a "Friendship Tree with all the children's handprints(it's hanging on the back wall), friendship wreath with the children's handprints cut out, friendship train- the children decorated colored paper to make a long chain link and, tomorrow the children will make a 'Friendship quilt with all their painted handprints on quilt squares.

Math

The children practiced their colors by using colored chip clips and matching them to colored paper, colored people counters and square colored cups to count, match and drop in the cups and tomorrow the children will stick colored sticker dots to wall paper to continue to practice colors.

Motor Development

During activity time the children worked on connecting rainbow people connectors by manipulating and pushing them together with fingers, followed a road pattern on the table using small match box cars to follow directions, strawberry colander's and straws to poke through the the holes using eye-hand coordination and finger grasp and, tomorrow the children will make play dough from scratch by measuring, mixing and rolling.

Books and Songs

"Just One You, Just My Friend and Me, Best Friends Together, The Friendly Book and "Wanted: Best Friend"

Songs: "Friends, Friends, Friends and My Best Friend"

Group Time Tomorrow

We will sit together and name one kind rule and post it on poster board

Make red play dough for next week activities


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