March 31, 2017

Down By the Bay

Our ocean unit was sand-sational!  We were busy taking about sea animals, playing in the sand table and dancing to the goldfish song.  We even created our very own "Ocean in a Bottle" to take home!  These were fun to make.  The children were able to choose which sea animals they wanted in their ocean, we added food coloring to our water to make it blue and added lots of bubbles (vegetable oil).  It was really fun to see all of the animals swim around when we would shake the bottles!

It was equally as fun to make an ocean picture.  We did this by mixing blue and white paint together and then stamping it onto paper using bubble wrap!  We finished them by adding fish into the water.

 
 
 
 


February 06, 2017

Winter Snow and Ice

Our winter sensory table was filled with "ice" and "snow"!  The snow was fun to shovel into our snow buckets, dump out, fill back up and to see how high we could stack the ice blocks.

While playing, we explored the different textures of our wintery items (soft, smooth, squishy) and used our imaginations to create!

January 12, 2017

Books!!

We love to read in Preschool!!  We promote literacy in our classroom by reading stories and encouraging all children to look at books daily.  This is the first step to becoming an emergent reader!

January 06, 2017

Two Step Direction

Working on pencil grip and following a two step direction. We use small crayons, making it is easier for the children to grasp.  The students are guided to pinch the crayon with their pointer finger and thumb and then let it rest on the second finger.
 
A sample two step direction
 
1. Find the "circle"
and
2. Color it "blue"
 

December 23, 2016

Winter Break

Wishing all of our students and families a very happy, relaxing and safe Winter Break!!  We will see you back to school on January 3rd, 2017!

December 19, 2016

Practicing Forming Letters

Forming letters is hard work and takes a lot of practice.  Here we are working on writing the letters in our names.  First, we trace the letters with our fingers and then go over with a crayon using the same motions.