a holistic pre-school and kindergarten

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

News of the Day 12-9-2009

Return of "The I"
This morning we...
- drew pictures with markers and practiced writing our names
- had Spanish with Teal
- created a rocket out of the fort and then a house out of the the blocks. We were bad attitude robots in the game
* we talked hpw even play acting a "bad" or "mean" character can hurt people's feelings if they don't know what the game is
- played with dolls
- worked at a "desk" and created "rocket ship things" out of recycled materials
Outside we...
- played "Dog Family". There were 2 dogs, a mommy, a daddy, and a little sister. Can you guess who was who?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

News of the Day 12-8-2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...
This morning we...
- created a castle with blocks. Then added "dogtown" for the little doggies. There were some problems with a "bad knight" who only liked to fight. Luckily he decided to be helpful and only be bad in dogtown
- turned the couch into a rocket ship. On the ship were robots and "moon walkers". The ship was moved to the fort in the big room. The travelers went from Saturn to the Moon
- played house in the block area. The space travelers eventually stopped by for a visit
- practiced all of our Winter Celebration songs. We talked about the difference between singing and not singing and singing and shouting
Outside we...
- shoveled!

- started making a snowperson

The Rocket!

Building a castle

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

News of the Day 11-12-09

A comfy couch, a good book, aaaaaaaaah....
This morning we...
- had a BIG train and construction morning! We created a large expanse of track as well as a road, using the whole table. The road ended up servicing MANY cars. Construction vehicles worked for a while on a troublesome portion of track.
- had Art with Abby!!!
- played Pengoloo (a board-like game)
Outside we...
- created another large volcano in the sand box. Everyone took a turn erupting the volcano by pouring vinegar into baking powder and watching it ooze.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

News of the Day 11-11-09

This morning we...
- used recycled materials to make a train and other works of art
- we turned the couch into a submarine and went on a voyage to Antarctica. First we stopped in Mexico for...
- Spanish with Teal!!!
- we started our first chapter book, "Mercy Watson to the Rescue". It is about a pig who loves hot buttered toast and her adventures...
Outside we...
- made a volcano in the sandbox. Everyone took a turn erupting it by pouring vinegar into the hole filled with baking soda.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

News of the Day 11-10-09

This morning we...
- worked with recycled materials and constructed different objects
- we performed a "Sink or Float" experiment using some of our constructions. Afterward we created a chart to illustrate our findings. Take a look at it in the entryway!

- we read a new book; "Boats" that inspired some of the morning activity
Outside we...

- made a junk pile in the leaves. It confused Andy because his favorite boat is a Chinese sailboat called a Junk. The pile took a looooooooooooong time to clean up.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

News of the Day 11-3-09

This morning we...
- tried out some new puzzles, part of Andy's take from a closing childcare center!
- drew pictures and practiced writing our names and other words
- read "In November" and "Dot and Jabber and the Mystery of the Missing Stream" (Dot and Jabber are fave books!)
- played with the new BIG trucks
- played a hiding game where we pretended to be Dot and Jabber, Mouse Detectives. We used flashlights to look for objects that Otis would hide around the BB
Outside we...
- pretended to be Ben and Jerry and made ice cream out of the leaves
- played with the scaaaaaaaaary skeleton!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

News of the Day 10-29-2009


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

News of the Day 10-14-2009

Buenos Dias, Maestra!!!

Today we...
- drew pictures using chubby markers
- played board games (mostly 'Golden Apple')
- imagined that we were Fire Cats and a Fire Monkey. We answered emergency calls on the phone while Fire Cat Lily kept wandering off
- had Spanish with Teal!
- read "A Kiss for Little Bear" and " The Knight and the Dragon"
Outside we...
- chopped wood
- imagined ourselves as firefighters

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

News of the Day 10-13-2009

Today we...
- worked with playdough
- built structures on the small light table using translucent shapes
- played with the dollhouse
- built a boat out of hollow blocks and gased it up with the new gas can
- imagined ourselves to be Fire Cats and a Fire Monkey. We responded to emergency calls
Outside we..
- stayed inside today
- played Fire Cats and Monkey again

Sunday, October 11, 2009

News of the Day 10-8-2009

Today we...
- played board games
- learned (some re-learned) a Hello Song. "Hello, Hello, Hello Otis... Hello, Hello, Hello Rowan... Hello, Hello, Hello Lily... Hello, Hello!" We also sang it in Spanish!!!
- took baby bear/ kitty Nico for some walks on a leash. :)
- built a boat/ rocket ship out of Hollow Blocks
- had Art with Abby!
- had a drum circle and practiced sharing the different drums
Outside we...
- raked leaves to use as fuel for the swingset-train's firebox
- were firefighters who cut down burning trees!
- played "Rescue Cats"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

News of the Day 10-7-2009

Today we...
- drew pictures with markers and pencils
- played with the Dollhouse
- built a boat with Hollow Blocks. It broke down so we used some tools to repair it.
Rowan- "screw this, screw that, screw everything"
- served lemon tea to Andy
- had Spanish with Teal. Gracias Teal!!!
- read Tugga Tugga Tugboat
- learned "This Little Light of Mine" and "Hey Ho" and drummed to "Oh My", "Beep Beep", and "Funga Alafia"

- today we stayed inside and turned the boat into a fireboat complete with water cannons and spotlights

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

News of the Day 10-6-2009

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine...

Today We...
- built a boat using Hollow Blocks and a new steering wheel and life preserver
- built a harbor and channel using Unit Blocks
and then played with our small boats
- played with the Baby Dolls and the kitchen and store
- read "Tugga Tugga Tugboat"
- paraded to the cubbies while singing "Engineer"
Outside We...

- played rocketship and firefighters
- played in the sandbox, building a waterfall and BIG HILL!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

News of the Day 10-1-2009

Abby starts off Art Class with a book to inspire...

While Lily works on cutting...

... Olivia thoughtfully takes care of one of the babies .

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

News of the Day 9-24-2009

Board games are very popular at the BB this year!

During Art with Abby we learned about holding a brush
and practiced brush strokes with water on slate...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

News of the Day 9-23-2009

We are beginning to be able to share books together
for a period of time without Andy!

Some of us worked on putting together pictures tiles to make a larger picture...