a holistic pre-school and kindergarten

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

News of the Day 3-30-2011

Medea points to the knee soon to be operated on

Today we...
- built with castle blocks
- worked on a neighborhood book
- learned another new song!
- welcomed Zora for a Blue Bungalow visit!
- played hospital complete with: doctor, doctor's assistant, nurse, patient, hospital dog, and hospital cat
- went for a hike and set up a campsite
- had a puppet show - ***The talk about next year's changes has begun, so today I held a puppet show about changes. It starred 2 friends, a dragon and knight, discussing the fact that the dragon was moving to a new castle and the feelings that arose. The puppets asked the children if they were going to have any changes and the children were vociferous in describing how some were going to new schools next year. The puppets asked how they were feeling and the again the children were very open talking about them. The feelings ran the gamut: Excited, scared, sad, very sad... These came from both children moving to different schools and those staying. It was illuminating and therapeutic. It's good to remember and be empathetic to the fact that the next few months can be emotionally confusion for children as they approach a major transition time in their young lives.
Outside we...
- played dragons, robots, and plumbers!

I promise to give some Moongobble prompting questions tomorrow for the weekend!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

News of the Day 3-29-2011

Today we...
- began work on drawing a neighborhood
- built with castle blocks and played kings, queens, and knights
- during Hello Meeting Lily shared her chipped tooth. We practiced asking and receiving questions and comments with minimal teacher facilitation
- played Spaceman Spiff and the star fisher
- played hospital
- built a shower out of Hollow and Unit Blocks and pla
yed house
- started learning some new songs and sang some old favorites
Outside we...
- swept the ice rink!
- played mean witches

Thursday, March 24, 2011

News of the Day 3-24-2011

Today we...
- drew pictures at the big table
- had Art with Abby [painting]
- read "Dot and Jabber and the Mystery of the Missing Stream"
- played hospital
- played space detectives
- played garden
Outside we...
- balanced around the edge of the recently uncovered sandbox as gymnasts
- played bad witch
- played T. Rex and aliens

Today we had Rowan's Birthday Celebration!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

News of the Day 3-22-2011

Today we...
- drew pictures with markers and practiced how we held markers
- played little baby house
- built a butter making machine with unit, small hollow, and hollow blocks
- worked on writing chapter books
- played a fine motor (small muscle game) with a visitor
Outside we...
- played king, queen, knight, and guard fairies
- played Rapunzel and the mean witch

*** Today the children were surprised with the 4th "Moongobble and Me" book, "The Mischief Monster." We read Chapter 1. Not much to report so far. Check in tomorrow for a few question to ask your child.

Thursday, March 17, 2011