Pumpkins!

We spent all week learning everything we could about Pumpkins! We learned about how and where they grow, what they look like, what they feel like, what we can make out of them, and even explored whats inside of them! We made pumpkin goop out of the pulp and seeds, and even turned a pumpkin into a geoboard! We also read two of our favorite pumpkin books…Spookily the Square Pumpkin and Perky the Orange Pumpkin!

Our letter of the week was D, and our word family was AD. We made a list of words that start with the letter, cut out its shape, and practiced writing it in our journals!

REMINDERS:

  • Christmas picture day for preschool is Monday!
  • Our Preschool Halloween Parade is Wednesday, October 31st at 11:00

 

Gymnastics!

Exploring Pumpkins

 

Pumpkin Art

 

The Letter D

 

Pumpkin Ramps

Apples

We spent the week learning everything we could about apples! We discussed how they grow, where they grow, what colors they are, what we can make out of them, what they taste like, our favorite way to eat them, and even all of their parts including skin, flesh, stem, core and seeds. What a busy week!

Even with all of this apple talk, we had plenty of time to learn our letter of the week, E and our word family of the week, AN. We cut out the letter E, made a list of words that start with the letter, practiced its sound, and wrote it on paper!

REMINDERS:

  • Our Preschool Halloween Parade will be on Wednesday, October 31st at 11:00

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Weather and Activities

We spent the week learning all about the changes in weather we see in the Fall, and what activities we like to participate in this time of year.

Our letter of the week was F. We cut out the letter to practice it’s shape, we built the letter out of sticks, practiced writing it on the Smartboard, and even wrote it in our journals. We made a long list of words that start with F to practice its sound.

We also practiced our first word family this week. We created a list of words that rhyme with AT. We discovered that all you have to do is change the beginning sound to make a rhyme!

Next week we will move on to the letter E, the AN word family and our theme will be “Apples”.

Reminders:

  • Please check your child’s cubby and preschool bag every night!
  • We will be CLOSED Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day and Teacher In-service
  • Our preschool Halloween parade will be on Wednesday, October 31st at 11:00.

 

The Letter F

 

 

Fall Sensory Table

 

 

Windy hair painting and leaf prints

 

Fall Yoga and Feast of St. Francis

 

Rain clouds in a jar

Community Helper Week

This week we learned about all different types of community helpers. Monday through Thursday, we had guests come in and speak to the children about the importance of their job, and how it helps the community! Thank you to the parents who volunteered their time!

Next week will begin our Fall unit, and we will start our first letter and word family!

Reminders:

  • Please check your child’s cubby and preschool bag every night!
  • We will be CLOSED Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day and Teacher In-service
  • Our preschool Halloween parade will be on Wednesday, October 31st at 11:00.

Monday – Librarian

 

Tuesday – Police Officer

 

Wednesday – Veterinarian

 

Thursday – Doctor

 

Friday – Chef

Friendship

We spent the week learning all about what it means to be a friend, how we can be a good friend, and of course, what we love to do with our friends. We participated in many activities that reinforced these ideas, and spent the week creating a sense of community in our new class.

Reminders:

  • Please check your child’s cubby and preschool bag every night!
  • We will be CLOSED Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day and Teacher In-service
  • Our preschool Halloween parade will be on Wednesday, October 31st at 11:00.

 

Gymnastics and 3-legged races

 

Reenacting The Good Samaritan

Making play dough and our own Rainbow Fish

 

Friendship bracelets and tracing a friends hand

 

Mixed up Friends Faces

My Family!

This week we talked all about the people most important to us, our family! The children shared the names of their family members, and how many people live in their house. We talked about why we love our families, what we like to do with them, and how each of our families are alike and different. We also spent time talking about our houses, and of course we didn’t forget about our pets!

Building houses out of Lincoln Logs and Graham Crackers

 

Painting houses using q-tips and creating houses out of different shapes

 

Family Portraits

 

How many people in your family? Sorting family members 

 

Who lives in your house?

 

Number pops

 

First week of gymnastics!

Reminders:

-Please take all water play items home, we will not be using them again.

-Make sure all extra clothes are in a cloth bag (no plastic bags). If you do not have one, we have extra’s in the classroom that we can provide.

-Check your child’s preschool bag every night for projects or important papers to go home!

 

All About Me!

Week one of preschool was a success! We welcomed many new children into our four year old classrooms, and took the week to get to know each other. We talked about what makes us special, how we are alike and different, what we love about ourselves, and what we want to be when we grow up.

Next week we will be talking all about our families! Mr. Mike will also begin his Gymnastics program next week, and it will be running every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during our scheduled gym time!

Name Mosaics

 

Self Portraits

 

Getting to know our new friends!