|Posted by [email protected] on January 27, 2022 at 3:00 PM||comments (1)|
This week the children learned about some famous artists in history. Monday was Van Gogh and in art the children created art drawing with wet chalk. In language the children matched letters to a paint palette and in math they looked for hidden shapes around the room. Tuesday, Claude Monet, in art the children painted paper plate lilies, and in language the children dictated what art is. Wednesday, Mary Cassatt, in art the children painted dots used pencil erasers and in language they engaged their pre-writing skills by connecting dots. Today is Yayoi Kusama. In art the children worked their fine motor skills doing some cutting practice and in language the children the children did some more letter matching and in math the children sorted fruit counters and counted for more and less. Tomorrow will be Augusta Savage and in art the children will glue pasta to paper, in language they will dictate what they would create if they were a painter and in math the children will play a path game to get the paint brush to the paint cup, a good activity to work on 1 to 1 correspondence, counting and taking turns. In the water table this week the children worked with paint brushes, paint cups and trays and colored gems. The children have also enjoyed many gross motor activities in the great room this week such as cosmic yoga, listen and move activities, the slide, the monkey bars, , running, balancing plastic eggs and spoons, balance beam, jumping, hopping, running, crawling, musical cairs, and dancing and freezing. We hope the temps go up so we can go outside soon!
|Posted by [email protected] on January 20, 2022 at 2:15 PM||comments (2)|
The children explored activities in relation to famous inventors and people in Black History. Monday in art the children engaged their small muscles as they cut, or tore, yellow, red, and green paper to glue together a traffic light. In math the children engaged in a bingo game, Dodgers Bingo to celebrate Jackie Robinson. Tuesday in art the children continued working on their traffic lights of cutting or tearing the paper. In math the children worked on number identification and putting numbers in order 1-10, and in language the children practiced writing letters. Wednesday in art the children mixed paint colors and discussed the colors that represent different shades of skin. In language the children dictated what they would invent for people use, and in math the children patterned Lego's. Today in art the children marble painted, but with a golf ball!! In math the children used tongs to pick up small pom poms and place them on golf tees, and then count when they finished. This was a good fine motor experience too. In language the children will dictate what their dream is. Tomorrow in art the children will create glasses using straws and paper. In math the children will count the numbers on a clock and tell what number the hand is pointing too and in language the children look at a picture and tell a story. In he sensory table this week the children explored baby doll shampoo ith baby dolls, brushes and loofahs!
|Posted by [email protected] on January 13, 2022 at 2:25 PM||comments (7)|
This week the children explored cooking themed activities and experiences in the classroom. Monday in art the children glued together a pizza by using a red paint/glue mixture to paint on sauce and then add yellow "cheese" paper strips, and green "peppers" and red "pepperoni" circles to the plate. In math the children sorted veggie counters by type and counted to see which had more and which had less. In language the children dictated a recipe of their favorite food to eat. Tuesday in art the children painted with either a potato masher or a fork, and in language the children looked at pictures of people cooking and dictated what they saw, what kitchen tools they were using and how they were using them. In the afternoon th children watched a little video of a child making a cake! Wednesday in art the children did some marble painting and uin language they practiced writing words of kitchen tools/appliances. The math activity we did as a large group experience of sorting pictures of foods we cook and foods we do not cook, and the children learned that some foods can be eaten cooked or not cooked. Today the children explored using a grater to help shred some zucchini for the chocolate zucchini muffins we made. This was a good fine motor/sensory experience. The children then watched a love cooking show of Miss Natalie mixing the ingredients together and we talked about how the ingredients consistency changed once it was all mixed together. The children are very excited to have a muffin at snack too! We combined our math and language experience together as the children played kitchen tool bingo. The children learned names of tools and they talked about what they are used for. The children then counted ow many pictures were on their bard once they got a bingo! Tomorrow in art the children will do some puffy snow painting and in math they will match number mittens to a number hat. In language the children will pick a letter out of a bowl, identify it and add it to a pot. This week the children were very creative in the sensory table exploring rice with ladles and ice cream scoops. We added yellow shreds of paper and plastic eggs too and we've been hearing lots of talk o make cakes, pizza, ice cream and soup!
|Posted by [email protected] on January 6, 2022 at 1:40 PM||comments (4)|
This has been a great week exploring all things space! On Monday in art the children made spaceships with foil and cups. In math the children played outer space bingo and in language the children dictated what is in space. The children also worked on their eye hand coordination as they traced lines along a rocket ship to take off. Tuesday in art the children swirled red and yellow paint under saran wrap to create their very own planet. In language the children wrote while lying under the table, just like an astronaut!! Wednesday the children worked their small muscles while exploring playdough. In language the children tossed bean bags on to lettered plates and in math they matched planet numbers 1-10. Today in art the children did some coffee filter painting and in language they wrote letters and created constellations with star stickers at the points of the letters. In math the children-built rockets with sugar cubes, adding and counting the pieces. Tomorrow in art the children will work with shaving cream and watercolor paints by swirling marbles through the mixture. In language the children will dictate what they would take with them to space and i math they made craters with golf als and playdough. This week in the sensory table the children have been exploring rice with planets!
|Posted by [email protected] on December 9, 2021 at 2:30 PM||comments (23)|
A favorite theme for the preschoolers, dinosaurs! Monday in art the children glued noodles to paper, "dino bones!" In language the children engaged in a dino bingo game and in math they rolled numbers and then needed to find the matching number on a dinosaur picture. Tuesday in art the children sponge painted, in language they dictated what would happen if they brought a T-Rex to school and in math they matched numbered dinosaurs. Wednesday in art the children did some painting with their feet, in language the children wrote their name as a dinosaur (i.e. Joeasaurus), this was a good activity to work with their pincer grip and letter recognition. In math the children sorted and patterned dinosaur counters. Today in art the children painted with dinosaur stamps, in language they traced letters with dinosaur counters and in math they played dinosaur lotto. Tomorrow in art the children will marble paint, in language they will create a list of D words and practice writing the letter D, and in math the children will roll a number and practice writing the number the die landed on. In the sensory table this week the children explored dinosaur counters with small colanders, tongs, and boats.
|Posted by [email protected] on December 2, 2021 at 1:50 PM||comments (48)|
This week the children learned about Hannukah, the Menorah and what happens on each night of Hannukah. Monday in art the children did some dreidel painting, so fun! In language the children traced star shapes, which is another good fine motor experience. In math the children counted latkes and added them to a pan. Tuesday in art the children marble painted snow on trees, in language they engaged in Hannukah bingo and talked about the pictures on the board. In math the children played a Hannukah concentration game. Wednesday in art the children did some stain glass art, placing tissue paper on contact paper. In language the children matched lettered candles to a Menorah and in math they matched numbered candles to a menorah. Today in art the children practiced cutting and then glued the items to paper, they also explored stamping with ink pads. In language the children used their name cards to match similar letter in the names and in math the children again matched numbered candles to a menorah. Tomorrow in art the children will paint with candles, in language they will write some Hannukah words for the word wall and in math they will play the dreidel game!
|Posted by [email protected] on November 19, 2021 at 9:25 AM||comments (19)|
This week we have been talking a lot about our families and learning about each other's families. Monday in art the children painted with emotion face stampers, and in language the children dictated what they like to do with their family. Tuesday in art the children painted with pencil erasers, and in math the children counted and matched people counters to the corresponding color house. Wednesday in art the children painted with foil, in language the children worked on rhymes by listening to rhyming words and matching them to the correct rhyming house. In math the children matched baby animal to the mommy animal. Today in art the children decorated their feather hats for the feast and this afternoon in language the children will match letters to their name cards. Lunch time today was so fun for the children today, getting to have a Thanksgiving feast in the great room, socially distanced from the other classrooms, and eat some delicious food! Tomorrow in art the children will glue people cutouts to paper, in language they will find letters around the room and in math they will add beads to a pipe cleaner using a die to tell how many to add each time; also a great fine motor activity! This week in the water table the children explored fruit counters with cups, and large tongs.
|Posted by [email protected] on November 11, 2021 at 3:50 PM||comments (17)|
The children always love theme week and showing off their clothes/accessory choices to their friends. Monday in rt the children painted with forks! In language the children drew a card from a pile and practiced writing it. Tuesday in art the children worked with crayons and stencils, in language they matched lettered hats and in math the children looked at various hats and discussed the similarities and differences between them. Wednesday in art the children glued foam letters to paper and in language they dictated what they like about themselves and we shared them at group time. Today in art the children painted with a piece of a pool noodle, and in language they matched letter stones to letter mats. Tomorrow in art the children will make paper bag Indian corn, in language they will watercolor paint on paper to see what letter appears on their paper and in math they will do some counting with animal crackers by matching the crackers to dots on a paper and counting them. This week in the water table the children explored vegetable counters wit cups and tongs and in the block area we added my little ponies.
|Posted by [email protected] on November 4, 2021 at 3:40 PM||comments (14)|
What a fun week around the world! Monday in language the children dictated how to make spaghetti and in math they worked with their small muscles to add spaghetti noodles to small holes in an oatmeal box. Tuesday in art the children sponge painted, in math they engaged in a flag and shape concentration game and in language the children matched greeting words. Wednesday in art the children went looked through magazines to cut out people and glue. In language the children practiced writing names. Today in art the children explored bubble wrap painting, and of course snapping and popping those bubbles! In math the children engaged in an emotions bingo game and with language the children explored the magnetic letter tray to work on forming letters ton write, and they also tossed bean bags on letters to identify. Tomorrow in art the children will paint with cookie cutters, in language they will look at pictures from around the world and talk about what they see, and in math the children will add pepperoni to pizza and count! This week the children explored oatmeal with beans in the sensory table.
|Posted by [email protected] on October 28, 2021 at 2:30 PM||comments (15)|
It's been a very exciting week celebrating Halloween! On Monday in art the children painted orange with water bottles, in math they engaged in a candy corn number matching activity and in language they played a Halloween bingo game. Tuesday in art the children practiced their cutting skills to cut a pumpkin and glue a jack-o-lantern face to it. In mat the children added pumpkin seeds to a 1:1 grid and in language they dictated what they will be for Halloween! Wednesday was our fun Halloween celebration. Miss Rasta brought a Halloween math game she made for the children to play and they had so much fun! In language the children worked on writing Halloween words and in art we kept it simple with stencils and crayons. The children joined the other classrooms, distanced, to sing some Halloween songs and then they got to trick-or-treat around the center. The children went out on the patio and our doctor and nurse friends from upstairs threw candy down from the balcony, so cool! Ms. Judy had some fun Halloween games to play in the great room and we did a fun Halloween movement song in the classroom. Today in art the children marble painted fall colors of green, yellow, and orange. In math the children played a Halloween concentration game and we had a haunted house letter match game for our language activity. Tomorrow in art the children will do some crayon resist painting, in math they will roll 'n cover numbers on a jack-o-lantern and in language the children will sort letters into groups of letters with holes and letters with no holes.