a holistic pre-school and kindergarten

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

News of the Day 11-30--2010

Today we...
- used shape stencils
- had Espanol con Teal
- worked with new Pattern Blocks
- worked in our Artist Journals
- played babies and house
- played space knights
During Morning Meeting we...
- sang songs and danced
- read "The Gingerbread Baby
Outside we...
- played gingerbread baby "Catch me if you can!!!"
- played chef in the sandbox
- played intergalactic monkeys
- practiced for a circus

Thursday, November 18, 2010

News of the Day 11-18--2010

Today we...
- drew with the new Fine Line markers
- read "Space Cadet Topo
- read "The Monster Trap"
- played Topo and Little Bot
- worked on our own books
- played office
- played doctor/dentist
- played Pete the Pirate board game
During Morning Meeting we...
- sang songs (we're gearing up for our Winter Celebration!)
- read "The Octonauts and the Great Ghost Reef"
Outside we...
- played Topo, Buzz Lightyear, and Alien
- played babies
- played sandbox chef

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

News of the Day 11-17--2010

Today we...
- worked with Pattern Blocks and Peg Boards
- had Art with Abby [
- had a sushi making workshop with Marlee and then ate are project!
- played Topo and the Little Bots
- played house and neighbors
- read "Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job" and "The Octonauts and the Frown Fish"
Outside we...
- played Topo and Little Bots
- played Mermaids and capture the Mermaid baby!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

News of the Day 11-16--2010

Today we...
- worked with playdough
- created and sent mail to friends
- Espanol con Teal
- played "protect Olivia from the big scary monster" we were werecats and werewolves
During Morning Meeting we...
- learned a new song "All Earth's Critters"
- read "Little Puppy Lost" + "Space Cadet Topo: Intergalactic Mole"
Outside we...
- played Space Cadet Topo
- played kitties
- played beauty shop

*** We read chapters 2 & 3 of "The Evil Elves" today.***
Prompt questions:
- What is the 3rd Mighty Task? - find the Queen's Belly Button
- Who was the visitor to Moongobble's cottage? - Arfur the Elf
- Who is Arfur? - one of the elves who helped Moongobble make/fix shoes
- How did Moongobble turn back into a person from a piece of cheese? - Arfur sprinkled magic dust on him

Thursday, November 11, 2010

News of the Day 11-11--2010

Today we...
- worked with Pattern Blocks
- started reading "The Evil Elves", 3rd book in the "Moongobble and Me" series. The children were so excited!
- played the board game Pete the Pirate
- worked on the Body Anatomy Puzzles
- built a great house!
- played super knights and super dragon
During Morning Meeting we...
- had a puppet show about working out conflict and the resulting feelings
Outside we...
- played kitties
- played pizza planet

- played sharky

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

News of the Day 11-10--2010

Reading to friends...
Today we...
- worked with Peg Boards
- had Art with Abby
- made a Unit Block house
- played Peter Pan and made traps for Captain Hook Lobster
During Morning Meeting we...
- were introduced to Body Puzzles
- finished "The Weeping Werewolf" !!!
Outside we...
- played Peter Pan
- played mermaids and mermaid kitties

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

News of the Day 11-9--2010

Today we...
- drew pictures
- had Espanol con Teal
- worked on self-portraits
- played Ninjas and Dragons
- played Tea Party (lots of chanting for Palin in '12)
- played Mermaids
During Morning Meeting we...
- practiced keeping a beat by clapping or hands on our knees
- sang Funga Alafaya while keeping a beat
- read "Mystery"
Outside we...
- were Mermaids and Super Underwater Ghosts
- ran away from Olivia the Sharky

*** So we are a chapter away from finishing the 2nd book in the "Moongobble and Me" series titled "The Weeping Werewolf". Some prompting question that you might ask your child:
- What was the challenge that Fazwad gave Moongobble? [get the tears of the weeping werewolf]
- Where did they have to go to find the weeping werewolf? [the forest of night]
- Who is the weeping werewolf? [Edward's father!!!]
- What did the friends do with the tears? [gave them to a man whose daughter was turned to stone]

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

News of the Day 11-3--2010

Today we...
- worked with pattern blocks and translucent building squares
- had Art with Abby (painted our busts)
During Morning Meeting we...
- learned to play "Find the Ring"

- played "Who's Under the Blanket
Outside we...
- went to Isaac's Park
- played Pirates and Save the Olivia!!!

*** We are now in the middle of the chapter book "The Weeping Werewolf (Moongobble and Me)". Some prompt questions will follow tomorrow, but please ask your child what is happening in the book. This is a wonderfully easy (and important) pre-literacy strategy!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

News of the Day 11-2--2010

Today we...
- had Spanish with Teal
- worked on LOTS of books
- watched the construction on the roof of the garage
- played babies and City Market
- played spiderweb and catch Andy
Outside we...
- went to Pomeroy Park!!!
- played Pincher Tag