Monthly Archives: March 2015

New Toys and Equipment

New Toys and Equipment

With some of the Early Learning Scholarship money the school receives, we have purchased new equipment such as table, chairs, a book stand, new books along with new math, science and literacy manipulatives.  Here you can see Keagan and Andrew building with Nochem’s.  Sydney uses tweezers to feed a dog, rabbit and monkey.

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Painting with Shaving Cream

Painting with Shaving Cream

The preschool classes played with shaving cream for a sensory activity this week.  Afterwards they added liquid water colors and swirled the paints around to create a marbled egg along with the planet earth.  We also talked about pollution and how and why we need to keep our planet clean and healthy.  Here you can see Zoe, Kendra and Aiden playing in the shaving cream while Isaac and Rebecca are swirling the colors together.  The final product is shown by Carter, Eva and Kadynce.

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider . . .

The Itsy Bitsy Spider . . .

The children learned about spiders this week while talking about the itsy bitsy spider.  They learned that spiders have 8 eyes and 8 legs and are not an insect.  They spin webs made of silk and will use those webs to catch other insects/bugs to eat.  Spiders do not hear, but feel vibrations and use their feet to smell and taste.  The classes were able to watch short videos of a spider creating thier web.  We made spider hats to work on cutting skills and to have fun acting out spider actiivities.

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Stamp and See Letters

Stamp and See Letters

Part of our Handwriting Without Tears curriculum is to use magnetic stamps that are big lines, little lines, big curves and little curves to create all the letters of the alphabet.  Here you can see Eva and Ava making the letter E and D.

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Bubble Wrap Prints

Bubble Wrap Prints

Jordon, Bauer and Colton explore with bubble wrap to paint their cat they cut out.  We also read about the 3 little kittens that lost their mittens.  Creative arts is a fun way for the children to explore a variety of art tools.

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Playdough

Playdough

Andrew, Logan and Keagan work their small muscles to roll out the playdough and then find letters to spell their name.  Fresh playdough is always a hit in the classroom.

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