a holistic pre-school and kindergarten

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!