a holistic pre-school and kindergarten

Friday, February 24, 2012

News of the Day 2/24/2012

Today we...
- created with cardboard, buttons, tiles, and glue
- read "The Snowy Day"
- ate pumpkin bread and apples
- read "Frederick"
- built a giant car out of all kinds of blocks
- played babies and animals
- played "The Golden Apple" and "Pete the Pirate" board games
Outside we...
- made a "commercial"
- bounced on the big wooden plank
- played in the sandbox

Thursday, February 23, 2012

News of the Day 2/23/2012

Today we...
- drew little pictures and notes
- read "Stanley Mows the Lawn
- ate pretzels, read peppers, and carrots
- read "Hank Finds Inspiration"
- built a ship out of blocks
- built a snake cave
- built a house for babies
- searched for TREAZAH!
Outside we...
- played in the mud box!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

News of the Day 2/22/2012

Experiments with air pressure and volume.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

News of the Day 2/21/2012

Today we...
- continued creating with wood pieces and the hot glue apparatus
- read "Penguins!" a National Geographic Kids book
- played penguins all morning. We were Emperor and Little Blue Penguins (also known as Fairy Penguins)
- had Piano with Britta (check piano blog)
Outside we...
- played rope city battle
This afternoon we...
- explored at the water table

***Reading Conference today: Otis and Nina

Monday, February 20, 2012

News of the Day 2/20/2012

Today we...
- worked with wood pieces and glue
- had EspaƱol con Teal
- read "Perry Penguin: A Tale of a Brave Family"
- made penguin dollars
- played goddesses
- played penguin and penguin marching band
Outside we...
- played Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl and Wonder Bakery
- played crystal guardians
This afternoon we...
- worked on little books

***Reading Conferences today: Rowan and Zora

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

News of the Day 2/13/2012

A Pachycephalosaurus roaming. Notice the 10 inch thick skull
used to ram prey and knock them senseless!
Today we...
- drew at the big table
- read "How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight"
- were inspired by the book and played dinosaurs!
We had 2 Ankylosaurus's, a Megalosaurus, a Pachycephalosaurus, a T. Rex, and...wait for it...
a Goddess
- read "Alvin Ho"
- played Mastermind
Outside we...
- played dragons
- played bakery
- made bird prints

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Golden Apple

This is a long one, but I think such a delightful peek in at an amazingly focused group of young people. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

News of the Day 2/2/2012

Today we...
- used animal and letter stamps. Many of us found the letters to stamp our names
- read "Captain Pugwash" and "Sid the Squid"
- ate pretzels and carrots with hummus
- played rocket ship and space station and searched for treasure!
- played doggies and babies
Outside we...
- had fun sliding down the slide and then continuing to slide on the ice!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

News of the Day 2/1/2012

This morning we...
- played Mancala
- played Mastermind
- worked on Snap Cube structures
- finished up some drawings
- played Froggie Boogie
- played owner fox and huskies and created a tunnel out of blocks. We called this Tunnel Explore
- made pictures using a cool machine
Outside we...
- played babies and space martians
- made slush
This afternoon we...
- worked on our new mailboxes
- continued "Alvin Ho"

***Reading Conference today: Rowan