a holistic pre-school and kindergarten

Thursday, September 30, 2010

News of the Day 9-30--2010

Today we...
- worked on books
- made "bubblers" out of tp tubes and colorful tape, to be used in the intergalactic battle of Team Teacher vs. Team Punch
- made a bridge out of hollow blocks
- played house
- read "Pigaroons"
Outside we...
- GOT WET!!!
- played scary ghosts, and dragons, and T. Rex "ROAR"
- played Peter Pan
- made cakes in the sandbox for all the various characters

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

News of the Day 9-29--2010

Oh, when will it ring!?!
Today we...
- made magic wands with recycled materials and colorful tape
- played memory and logic games
- had Art with Abby - we made wreaths with natural materials
- played doctor and nurse
- played office
- played Red Knight
- played babies
- read "Mouse Soup"
Outside we...
- stayed on the horse swing a looooooooooooong time!
- journeyed to Africa
- played hide and seek

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

News of the Day 9-28--2010

Today we...
- worked with recycled materials at the new window table
- "Team Teacher vs. Team Punch!"
- played mummy detectives
- played fairy family
- worked on books
- worked in our Art Journals
- read "Harry and Horsey"
Outside we...
- played in the sandbox and created "Strawberry Poopy Cake"

Thursday, September 23, 2010

News of the Day 9-23--2010

Today we...
- had more bookmaking
- wrote letters to each other
- played mummies
- played monkeys
- played house and office
- worked in our Artist Journals
- created a long-house with Lincoln Logs
- read "Make Way for Ducklings"
Outside we...
- held "private school" again
- played "outer space"
- played hide-and-seek
- borrowed Andy's camera and took pictures of our own!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

News of the Day 9-22--2010

Hooray for the return of Art with Abby!!!
Today we...
- drew with markers
- used dominoes to build structures
- had our first Art with Abby class
- read "The Halloween Kid"
- worked on Science Observations (the children were really into this)

- had a book-making workshop (the children were REALLY into this)
Outside we...

- played parrot and tiny puppies
- played "private school" (private from Andy that is!)
- played Buzz Lightyear/mummies/mummy

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

News of the Day 9-21--2010

Today we...
- played with playdough
- played picnic at the beach, watch out for the pincher crab!
- played mermaids and fox and bad guy!!! built a house for fox using or new mini-hollow blocks
- built in the unit blocks using or new signs
- played kitties
- read "The Forever Dog" still getting teary...
Outside we...
- practiced for our circus
- played puppies and kitties
- played spider - after our first swing spider of the year!!!
- played mermaids and merman

*** Today we finished our first long read chapter book "Moongobble and Me: The Dragon of Doom". I was amazed about the information retention and recall skills ALL of the children have. This is a BIG pre-literacy skill and everyone passes with gusto! Some prompt question for the ending:

- What was funny about the dragon?
- Who had the acorns?

- What happened to Edward at the very end of the book?
I need to pick up the next book in the series as the children want to go on with the adventure

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mad Props!

Thanks to Jenny (above) and Sarah (below)
for the wonderful new napkins!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

News of the Day 9-16--2010

Today we...
- worked on books
- read "Blueberries For Sal"
- drummed in the Blue Bungalow Percussion Ensemble

- played Doggy
- played Knight and Dragon
- played House
Outside we...
- built a house
- played in the sandbox - "Who wants a sand-cake?"
- played kitties
- played Peter Pan and the "God of Fire!!!"

Blue Bungalow Kindergarten taking shape???

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

News of the Day 9-15--2010

Today we...
- continued with cut paper collage (lots of representative artwork going on here!)
- played Robots with Bad Attitude Family
- played baby whales
- worked on books
- read "Lilliput 5357" and "Turtle Splash" a countdown book
Outside we...
- played Peter Pan and Fairy Garden
- played Emergency!!!
- cleared out space and created new "houses"

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

News of the Day 9-14--2010

Today we...
- created cut-paper collage- read "Ghost and Pete" and "There's No Such Thing As Ghosts"
- played Mouse Rocket-shop
- played house
- made a castle and played Neverland
- made mail for friends and sent it in their mailboxes
Outside we...
- played Peter Pan "We're NEVER coming back home"
- played Kitty

- made chalk drawings and games

When you play hide-n-seek, remember to define your roles!

The return of the Bad Attitudes!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Mad props to my tough-chick (seen here finishing strong) who kicked booty
in the Burlington Triathlon on Sunday. I love you!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

News of the Day 9-9--2010

Today we...
- spent much of the morning creating books (such great pre-literacy fun!!!)
- played Pirates, Aaaarrrr!!!
- played house
Outside we...
- played Peter Pan aka "Neverland Death Star"
- played puppies
- decorated the planters

*** We have been reading a chapter book in the afternoon called "Moongobble and Me: The Dragon Of Doom"
, by Bruce Coville. We read a chapter each afternoon and spend time beforehand recalling what was happening from the day before. This is a reading comprehension activity. Try asking your child about what is happening in the book. Some prompt questions: Who is telling the story? (the narrator Edward) Who is the magician? (Moongobble) Who lives in Moongobbles hat? (2 mice) What is the name of the toad? (Urk) What does Moongobble turn the rock into? (ripe, stinky cheese!)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

News of the Day 9-8-2010


In the name of love...

Today we...
- built castles at the project table and played with knights, dragons, and robots
- pretended that we were dragons
- played house
- built a hollow block castle
- pretended we were police officers
- read "Jane And The Dragon" by Martin Baynton
Outside we...
-had a BBQ in Neverland!!!
- practiced on the trapeze

"Whaddy you wanna do?
I don't know whaddya you wanna do?"

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

News of the Day 9-7-2010

Today we...
- created with play dough
- played in the 'BB Preschool Percussion Ensemble'
- played mischievous cats
- made "Beast Island" out of the hollow blocks
- played "good knight" and "bad dragon"
- read "Pebble: A Story about Belonging"
Outside we...
- played Peter Pan and Tinkerbell
- played hockey
- played on the swings and trapeze
- had lunch!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

News of the Day 9-2-2010

Today we...
- wrote notes to each other, sealed them in envelopes, and "sent" them in our mailboxes

- went camping again (following up on this interest!!!)

- pretended that we were cats and the cat's people

- were SUPERS! who helped the people with their mischievous cats

- read
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
Outside we...
- played on the swings

- played in the sprinkler
- played sprinkler basketball
- were mermaid fairies
- played Peter Pan - played "bean bags" and "rings"