a holistic pre-school and kindergarten

Saturday, April 21, 2012

News of the Day 4/20/2012

 The Titanic!!!

Today we...
- worked with pegs and pegboards and turned them into bugs!
- read "100 Hungry Ants"
- ate muffins and carrots
- played Titanic
Outside we...
- discovered a bumble bee
- played with strings
- cleaned the sandbox
- avoided the hose "rain"

News of the Day 4/19/2012

 The Monster Trap catching the Eli Monster!

Today we...
- built with pegs
- read "Monster Trap"
- ate Tings and apples
- built a monster trap out of blocks and caught the Eli Monster, baby monsters, and kitty monsters
Outside we...
- played bakery

Alexandre- "Micah, who brought snack?"
Micah- "You did."
Alexandre- "Right! Micah's always right!"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Greatest Video Ever!!!

Sometimes special moments just happen...
No further description necessary

Monday, April 16, 2012

News of the Day 4/16/2012

Sometimes it's just a Bog and cowgirl boot day
Today we...
- drew at the big table
- worked on Geoboards at the square table
- had Español con Teal. We started to learn "Life's a Happy Song" en Español!!!
- read a bit from "Explore Titanic" and talked about the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's tragic sinking
- played Titanic. We built the bow section of the ship out of block. We included the Grand Staircase, which is a favorite of the children. Not surprisingly some of the victims of the wreck came back to life as mermaids!!!
Outside we...
- went to Pomeroy Park. On the way we grabbed clipboards and look for letter and numbers in the world around us. The only rule being that we could take the letters or numbers from signs.
We found some good ones!
- read "Alvin Ho" at the park!!!




***Reading Conferences Today: Lily and Otis

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

News of the Day 4/11/2012

Today we...
- played Mancala and Sequence Dice
- read "The Giant Ball of String"
- built a "skee-ball" game
- played rock band!!!
- had Math Workshop - worked on patterning with Interlocking Cubes
Outside we...
- continued our Circus play
- played in the sandbox
This afternoon we...
- read "Alvin Ho"
- practiced a new song!

*** Reading Conferences- Today Otis and Nina lead conferences for Lily and Zora

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

News of the Day 4/10/2012

Today we...
- played Sequence Dice
- read "The Octonauts and the Only Lonely Monster"
- played Octonauts: We each took on a character from the book and designed a setting and story to play out.
- had Piano with Britta: We worked on reading the music for and playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Outside we...
- designed and played out a Circus performance
This afternoon we...
- tried out child lead reading conferences!

Monday, April 9, 2012

News of the Day 4/9/2012

Good Ole Fashioned Pig-Pile!!!
Today we...
- looked at Lily's "Animal Tracks and Signs" book
- had Español con Teal
- read Jonah's book "The Man in the Moon"
- played Sequence Dice
- worked on kites and a pulley machine
Outside we...
- played Gods and Phoenix and Unicorns
This afternoon we...
- played The Enchanted Forest board game
- read "Alvin Ho"
- had Writing Workshop

***Reading Conferences- Otis and Jonah