In the Garden (Flowers & Plants)

This week caps off our flowers and plants theme.  The weather this week made for perfect practice to explore different plant life.  Our students observed the different things that grow outside our school.  Once we studied different plants, we learned how they came about, and their different parts. We also talked about our favorite type of flowers and plants, and even planted some flowers of our own!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • CLOSED Memorial Day: Monday, May 27th
  • Father’s Day breakfast: Friday, June 14th
  • 4 Year Old Graduation: Wednesday, June 19th @ 6:00

    Planting our own flowers

     

    Decorating flowers

 

Painting with flowers and painting a garden

 

Shape and letter matching with flowers

 

Name flowers and tracing

 

Flowers in the sensory bin and on the Smartboard

Bugs and Insects

This week our preschoolers learned all about bugs! We learned about the difference between bugs and insects, all the different types, where they life, and what they eat, and what they do!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • CLOSED Memorial Day: Monday, May 27th
  • Father’s Day breakfast: Friday, June 14th
  • 4 Year Old Graduation: Wednesday, June 19th @ 6:00

 

“Ants on a log”

 

All about bugs!

 

Scooter relay races

Down in the Dirt

What a messy week in our four year old rooms! We rolled up our sleeves, and dug down into the dirt! We talked about dirt vs. mud, things we might find if we dig down far enough, and who makes their home down in the dirt! We even had some creepy crawly visitors in our classroom!

 

Examining real worms and painting with fake ones (Don’t worry, we set them free!)

 

Making mud pies and playing in the dirt

 

We created an “Underground Diorama”

 

Painting with dirt and making ant hills

Mud puddle sculptures

 

Magnet letter matching and making letters using rocks

 

Practicing our shapes

 

Puzzles and trains!

 

Celebrating a lollipop birthday!

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Track and Field with Mr. Mike

Pond Life

This week our preschoolers learned all about ponds, focusing on the animals and bugs that live in and around them! We talked about everything from frogs and fish to dragonflies!

We also finished up our LAST letter of the year, J! For the next two months, we will be reviewing letters and numbers taught, finishing up our spring themes, enjoying the spring weather, and preparing for our Graduation ceremony!

 

Making frogs, lily pad counting, and the life cycle of a frog in water!

 

Turtles and ducks

 

Dragonflies

 

Water color fish, and matching shapes on fish

 

The letter J, and letter stamps in play dough

 

Hopscotch!

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Farm Life

This week our preschoolers learned all about farms! We talked about what animals we see on a farm, and all the work that goes into running a farm. We also talked about how important farms are to our community!

 

Reminders:

  • PICTURE WEEK
    • Monday, April 8th-  Three and Four Year Old Preschoolers
    •  Tuesday, April 9th- Infants and Toddlers
    •  Wednesday, April 10th- 
      • Graduation Pictures (All of the children in our four year old classrooms will take graduation pictures with provided cap and gown)
      • Make up day. (If your child was sick or not in school on their scheduled day)
  • Preschool Easter Parade: Friday, April 12th @ 11:00
  • CENTER CLOSED Friday, April 19th for Good Friday

 

Milking a cow in the Gummy Bear room!

 

Making our own farm animals

 

Working together to make a class farm

 

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I is for Ice cream and G is for Garden!

 

Barns and farm animals

 

Puzzles and matching games

 

Relays in the Gym

Rainbow Week

This week our preschool classes emphasized everything rainbow! The children learned the colors of the rainbow in order using  the phrase ROYGBIV.  There was also discussion about how rainbows are formed and when they might typically see a rainbow. We painted rainbows, sorted objects by color, conducted rainbow science experiments, and played rainbow games in the gym!

Lacing Fruit Loops

 

Rainbow Experiments

 

Hand Print Rainbows

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We made a rainbow out of our scavenger hunt items!

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Streamer rainbows and butterflies

 

Fruit loops with tweezers!

 

Rainbow math and sensory bin

 

Painting rainbows on foil, with cotton balls, and water colors

 

Fine motor rainbow activities

 

Find the color with Mr. Mike

 

Reminders:

  • Picture Week
    • · Monday, April 8th-  Three and Four Year Old Preschoolers
      · Tuesday, April 9th- Infants and Toddlers
      · Wednesday, April 10th- 

      • Graduation Pictures (All of the children in our four year old classrooms will take graduation pictures with provided cap and gown)
      • Make up day. (If your child was sick or not in school on their scheduled day)
  • Preschool Easter Parade: Friday, April 12th @ 11:00
  • CENTER CLOSED Friday, April 19th for Good Friday