Sunday, September 25, 2011

Colors Week #1

We are having so much fun with our colors! Color week #1 was a lot of fun, and I cannot wait for color week #2! I have even more great activities planned for the kiddos!

Here we are making our Orange color book this week!

We also made color books for the colors Red and Yellow. Students drew their own pictures, or cut pictures of that color out of magazines. This was a great way for us to practice our cutting skills!

This week we will continue our color days. Again, if you choose, you can send your child to school wearing the color of the day! :)

Monday: Green
Tuesday: Green
Wednesday: Blue
Thursday: Blue
Friday: Purple

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

This week we talked about school buses and did several activities around the book Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems! You should definitely check this book out, all of the students loved it! :)

We practiced the letter B, and the sound that letter B makes. We made hand print pigeons from the book and our own school buses. (More pictures of those to follow--Miss Blecki forgot to take pictures while we made them, but will post a picture of the completed buses!)

Here we are making our hand print pigeons!

And here we are having some fun at our centers! We will have some new toys and games in our centers for the next two weeks while we talk about our colors! I can't wait for the students to see what is in our sensory table! :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Don't forget about sending your child to school wearing something in the color we are talking about for that day (if you choose!) As a reminder, here are the colors we are doing, on which days:

Monday: red
Tuesday: red
Wednesday: orange
Thursday: orange
Friday: yellow

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Our First Week in Pre-School

I can't believe the first week of pre-school has come and gone! I have loved meeting each and every one of your students! I feel spoiled with my classes this year--everyone is already doing an EXCELLENT job! I snapped a few photos this week to share with you.

First up, are free play centers. This part of our day is "Work Time" in our High Scope daily routine. The students are doing an excellent job understanding the way the High Scope curriculum works and are catching on very quickly. Most students are familiar with this curriculum from their classrooms last year, but a few are not.

Building castles in the block area. Those blocks with the red doors in them, are just so neat, we might need to use as many as we can!

We can make all kinds of things in the sand table! (I had a lot of cakes this week!) And how fun are the sand spinners?! We really love using the funnel too! If sand gets on the floor we know it's okay, but some students have even gone into our House Area for the toy broom to sweep it up!

Check out our really cool train set in the Block Area! There are endless possibilities! The set includes bridges and tunnels and the students are doing an excellent job sharing the trains and the space on the tracks! One day we made a huge track that circled under the table and chairs!

Our Writing Area, or Drawing Area, is a lot of fun too! We have markers and crayons, paper to draw our own pictures or color ones in. We also have Magna Doodles with really fun shapes, designs, and words we can make. Pretty soon we will have some new items in our Writing Area like chalk and chalk boards!

For Small Group time this week we played some matching & memory games and we even made our placemats that we will keep for snack each day. The students love the opportunity to do whatever they like to their placemats! And little do they know just how much it tells their teacher about them! It was a favorite activity for all! Check us out working hard!

Hope you have enjoyed our first post of us in action in the classroom! I can't wait to keep you up to date with more fun activities we will be doing! This week we will be doing Bus activities and reading, "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!"

Monday, September 5, 2011

Classroom Tour!

If you weren't able to make it to open house, I'd love to share with you an online classroom tour! Watch the slide show below and we hope you'll be able to make a visit into the classroom very soon!