a holistic pre-school and kindergarten

Friday, March 30, 2012

News of the Day 3/30/2012

Today we...
- built another big train track and underground road. Today the road also had an ice cream shop
- read "The Little Train"
- ate Tings, apples, and kiwis
- worked on puzzles
- played jet
- played supers
Outside we...
- played jet
- played gas station
- played spies

"We're the real Wonder Woman and Super Cow!!!" Ella to Micah

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Our River Walk Adventure!!!

News of the Day 3/29/2012

Today we...
- built a train track and underground road (subway). There were many breaks that call for many construction vehicles and repairs
- read "A Need My Monster"
- had an indoor picnic snack of Booty and apples
- played pirates
- played hair stylist
Outside we...
- played rocket ship/ jet
- had a gas station in the sandbox

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

News of the Day 3/28/2012

Today we...
- played Mastermind
- created "Squiggles": puppets and drawing based on a character from the "Johnny Boo" comic books
- read "Neck Out for Adventure" and "The Book About Moomin, Mymble, and Little My"
- played Alvin and the Chipmunks
- played Squiggle Band
Outside we...
- created a "crash, bang, boom, crash" maching
- played unicorns
This afternoon we...
- read "Alvin Ho"
- started going through our work to begin the process of constructing our portfolios

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

News of the Day 3/27/2012

- played Mastermind
- observed what we think is a wolf spider that Nina brought in from home
- had Piano with Britta - we started reading musical notation!
Outside we...
- played animal hospital/ getting hurt
- played inventors/ explosions
This afternoon we...
- read "Johnny Boo: Twinkle Power"

***Reading Conferences today: Nina and Otis

Monday, March 26, 2012

We Built This City on Rock and Roll!!!

Today we...
- played Mastermind and Mancala
- read "City Dog, Country Frog"
- were a Rock and Roll band. We set up and rehearsed then played a performance.
Outside we...
- played family
- played robots
This afternoon we...
- read "Johnny Boo"
- had Writing Workshop. We used the prompt "how am I a good friend" to focus our writing.

***Reading Conferences today: Jonah and Lily

Friday, March 23, 2012

Get On The Bus!

News of the Day 3/23/2012

Today we...
- used pastels, and colorful tape, and scissors
- read "The Very Quiet Cricket" and compared the luna moth to the one Ella found in the "Butterfly" book
- are muffins and apples
- built a bus and played bus driver
- painted
Outside we...
- tried to scale the slide
- played on the swings
- kept playing bus

Thursday, March 22, 2012

News of the Day 3/22/2012

Today we...
- used crayons, and markers, and tape, and scissors
- read "City Dog, Country Frog"
- are tings and bananas
- built a bird city
- worked on an art project
Outside we...
- excavated a T. Rex bone!
- made mud soup and mud cake
- ate lunch!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

News of the Day 3/16/2012

Today we...
- drew pictures with thin markers and colored pencils AND used tape on the pictures
- read "The Very Quiet Cricket" again
- ate pretzels and dates
- worked on an art project with Sara
- played rocket ship
- tried learning Mastermind
- worked on puzzles

Thursday, March 15, 2012

News of the Day 3/15/2012

Today we...
- drew pictures with thin markers
- played with castle blocks
- read "The Very Quiet Cricket" and "Buzzboy and Flyguy"
- sand songs
- ate oranges, pretzels, and hummus
- played rocket ship alien
Outside we...
- worked in the sandbox and looked for rubies
- played on the swings
- played "bat"
- pretended we were in the woods

News of the Day 3/14/2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

News of the Day 3/13/2012

Just a couple of narwhals...

...putting on a show.

Monday, March 12, 2012

News of the Day 3/12/2012

Building the perfect robot!
This morning we...
- drew at the big table
- had EspaƱol con Teal
- wrote a book
- played robots
Outside we...
- handed out magic
- tried to capture the red devils and other creatures
- built a machine
This afternoon we...
- worked on a Snap Cube challenge. We tried to figure out how many patterns we could make with 3 cubes of one color and 3 of another.

Friday, March 9, 2012

News of the Day 3/9/2012

Today we...
- built and played with castle blocks
- read "On The Day You Were Born"
- had Micah's Birthday Celebration
- ate cupcakes, pretzels, and oranges
- played rocket shit and space alien
- played babies
Outside we...
- played on the swings
- played in the sandbox
- played baseball

Thursday, March 8, 2012

News of the Day 3/8/2012

Today we...
- used grid paper for drawing
- read "Town Mouse, Country Mouse"
- ate popcorn and watermelon
- played space ship and space alien
Outside we...
- dumped the leftover snow in the sandbox and made big puddles
- help each other on the swings