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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.

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.

Rainforest and Jungle Week - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on September 2, 2021 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (6)

Monday in art the children painted with light and dark shades of green, in math the children worked with pattern blocks and matched them to patterned snakes. In language the children matched letters to rainforest words and animals. Tuesday in art the children worked their fine motor skills to tear aper and then glue; in math the children added rainforest animals to a 1 to 1 grid using dotted cards to determine how many animals to add each turn. In language the children drew a picture of a rainforest and dictated what the picture was about. Wednesday in art the children painted with combs and in math they arranged colored apples in various patterns by color. In language the children listened to sounds of the rainforest and talked about what they could hear,. Today in art the children painted with a piece of pool noodle and metallic paint, in math they strung beads and counted how many they had when completed. In language the children dictated what they would hear if they went walking in the rainforest. Tomorrow in art the children will do some fizzy painting, and in math they will add frogs to lily pads. In language the children will help write rainforest words for the word wall.

Me! Me! Me! - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on August 26, 2021 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (5)

All About Me!

This is always a fun theme to start the school year off to get to know our new friends in preschool. Monday in art the children bingo dabbed their names and in language they matched letters to their name. In math the children sorted big and small bottle cap lids. Tuesday in art the children explored using stencils with colored pencils and crayons. In language the children created an All About Me book by dictating who is in their family, pets, favorite color, and favorite food; we then shared the books at group time. In math the children shared how many in their house: how many pets, bathrooms, T.V's, bedrooms, cell phones and computers; and it was all charted on a graph. Wednesday in art the children glued together a collage of shapes and in language they dictated a story about their house. In math the children engaged in a Disney memory game. Today in art the children worked with letters stamps, and in language they dictated what makes them special and why. In math the children requested to play the memory game again, so we put that out and this afternoon the children will measure how many blocks long they are using large lego blocks. Tomorrow in art the children will create crayon art face pictures and in math they will engage in a color bingo game.

School Fun - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on August 19, 2021 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (26)

It has been an exciting week back into the school year. We said goodbye to our older four year old friends who moved on to pre-k, and we welcomed some new friends into preschool. Monday in art the children painted with sponges and in language they bingo marker dotted their names. In math the children explored sorting bear counters by color, and counting how many in each group. Tuesday in art the children painted with watercolors and in language they matched stone letters to a letter mat. In math the children sorted the bear counters and it was by size; small, medium and big. Wednesday in art the children painted with apples, a great sensory experience! We combined the math experience with fine motor as the children strung apple jacks onto a string, and then counted how many they had. Today in art the children explored glue, as they glued tissue paper squares to paper and in language the children dictated what their favorite part of school is. Tomorrow in art the children will get creative with shaving cream and food coloring and in language they will practice writing some school words for the word wall. In math the children will sort apples by color.

We Love Music! - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on August 6, 2021 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

This was a fun theme for the preschooler's! Monday in art the children listened to classical music while painting, in math they counted how many letters were in their name and in language the children looked for their name on table and practived writing it. The children also enjoyed building their s' more up to eat after lunch, yummy!! Tuesday in math the children counted instruments and practiced writing numbers too. In language the children worked on letter sounds as they listend to the sound and tried to name the letter. The children also then thought about words that the particular letter sound made. Wednesday in art the children painted a paper plate with silver glittered paint, like a disco ball! In language the children engage in a popcorn letter game to work on upper and lower letter identification. and in math they worked on patterning with music notes. Today in language the children matched musical letters and in math they matched numbers 0-13. Today was also another fun swim day! Tomorrow in art the children will listen to orchestra music while they paint, in language tey will dictate what their favorite song is and why and in math the children will graph musical notes.

Baseball, Basketball and More - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on July 29, 2021 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

All about sports this week with our activities. Monday in art the children painted with circle stamps, in language they dictated how to play baseball and in math they sorted baseballs by size and then counted to see which had more and less. Monday was also bubble day! So much fun trying to catch the bubbles and we even tried not catching them to see how far away and/or how high up they would go. Tuesday in art the children painted with a spatula, in language they matched letter basketballs to the letter on the hoop and in math the children looked at jerseys and talked about which ones were the same and different and how. Wednesday in art the children painted with water colors, in language they continued to match letter basketballs to the hoop and in math the children engaged in a path game to get the hockey puck to the goal! Today was a swim day, and the weather was a little iffy this morning so we did some activities first. In art the children painted with cups, in language they practied writing letters as they wrote football words, and in math they traced numbers with bear counters. We did make it out for swimming and today the children had a ball running through the hose water, like a sprinkler!! Tomorrow in art the children will cut and glue to create a collage, in language they will work on more writing and come up with different sports words to write for the word wall. In math the children will roll golf balls into numbered cups and identify the number cup the ball rolled into. Tomorrow is also our indoor picnic!!

Christmas and Summer - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on July 22, 2021 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Christmas!! So fun to engage in activities and read stories about Christmas, in the summer! Monday in art the children painted with Christmas cookie cutters, in math they traced numbers with colored gems and in language the children dictated 3 things about Christmas. Tuesday the children explored using their tongue to pick up a "snowball," (marsh-mallow). In math the children rolled a die, counted the dots and then needed to find the corresponding number on a Christmas tree. In art the children painted paper plates green. Wednesday in math the children engaged in counting cookies and in language they worked with letter blocks to build them, knock them down and identify the letters face up after falling. Today in art the children created a snow scene painting with cups to create snowballs and in math the children explored geometric shapes. Today was also another fun swim day! Tomorrow in art the children will make snowflakes and in math they will work with a 1:1 mat with paper cookies and in language the children will sort the words by the first letter sound. Tomorrow the children will also decorate a Christmas cupcake; we read a story today that talked about Christmas cake, and we all agreed it'd be fun to have a Christmas cupcake tomorrow to decorate!

Construction - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on July 15, 2021 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This theme has been an enjoyable one for the preschoolers this week, they love talking about what they know about construction nd ask questions about what they want to know. Monday in art the children constructed a building with magnet blocks, and then practiced drawing the construction on paper. In language the children dictated what they would build if they were an architect and in math the children created shapes using rubber bands on geoboards. Coach Charlotte came and the children learned some basketball skills to dribble, and push the ball up. Tuesday in art the children continued to build and draw constructions and in language they worked on writing construction words. Wednesday in art the children used masking tape to create a design, lots of fine motor work with this! In language the children shared what they know about construction and in math added pepperoni to pizza! Today was a swim day and we had a little time to get some activities done as well. In language the children matched the worker's to the tools they use, and in math matched and named shapes. Tomorrow in art the children will do some tree bark rubbings, in language they will do a hard hat letter memory game and in math they will engage in construction bingo. Coach Charlotte will be back tomorrow too!!

Down on the Farm - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on July 8, 2021 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

All about the farm and the animals this week! Tuesday in art the children cut out shapes and glued to paper. In language the children listened to a story being read about the animals on the farm, and then did some recall of events from the story. In math the children sorted animal counters into groups of farm animal/not farm animal. Wednesday in art the children explored more cutting and gluing to construct a pig. In language they engaged in a game of cow bingo, finding and identifying the letters on the cow's. Today the children constructed a duck in art and in math they counted animals and wrote the name. The language activity was done at group and the children used their listening skills to listen to a farm animal sound and try to identify it. The children did go swimming today too! Tomorrow in art the children will construct a dog by doing more cutting and gluing. In language the children will engage in a farm memory game and in math they will work with farm animals and patterning.


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