Friday, March 25, 2011

Making Fingerprint Rainbows

Today we made Fingerprint Rainbows- the kids wanted me to take photos of their fingers because they each had a rainbow on their hand. They also "wrote" and illustrated Rainbow Books. They each told me what they were drawing a picture of and I wrote it in the book for them. Some of the pictures included "a blue Hammerhead Shark," "an orange lemon," "a red chair," and a "purple rocket ship."

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rainbow Fun Week!

We had a great week filled with rainbows! The kids made Circle Rainbows, Rainbow Streamers, Rainbow "R's" and rainbows with Fruit Loops cereal. We completed our "Letter R Books" today!

                                                       Shaving Cream Art

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Two New Book Packs Available

Our "Book Packs" are theme-related books that you can check out to use at home with your child. Each Book Pack contains one book (related to a theme we had done during the year) and several activities that go along with the theme of the book. Checking out a Book Pack is easy! Choose your book and slip the book description (attached to the bag) into your child's cubby. Just re-attach the description when you return the Book Pack. Please let us know if you discover any of the materials missing so that we can replace them.

Our new Book Packs are: "Green Eggs and Ham", and "Opposites." Check them out!

Friday, March 18, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Party!

The kids were very busy on St. Patrick's Day. We had a visit from a leprechaun who hid coins and treats outside! We had a St. Patrick's Day parade of our own with fun music, dancing, and the windsocks we made. The kids each made a shamrock name puzzle, and played a shamrock game. We had "green foods" as our treat- grapes, green apples, celery and cream cheese, watermelon, and some cookies (of course!) Everyday must be fun because one of the kids came up to us after the party and said, "When will the party start?" Ah- yes... Everyday is like a party at Big Tree Little Preschool!

                                                     Dancing and Marching!
                                                       The Treasure Hunt!

                                                       The Name Puzzles!

                                    Playing a game with Teacher Barbara

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Two Days of Dr. Seuss

 Last week was Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2nd.) So, in honor of Dr. Seuss we dedicated 2 days of activities to him!

Yesterday we watched "Horton Hears a Who!" We made Horton's clover with "Whoville" on it. Today the kids read "Green Eggs and Ham." They cut Dr. Seuss bookmarks, and made a Cat in the Hat picture.  They made their very own "Green Eggs and Ham." We played Green Eggs and Ham Tic Tac Toe, and watched "Green Eggs and Ham" on the computer. You can find several books online here at Barnes and Nobles:

Happy Belated Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Nature Hike on 3/4/2011

Today we discovered that the "Owl House" which has been vacant for 3 years, now has a tenant! We were too loud and woke him or her, and we all were able to see a beautiful owl as it flew off! Now that our "Nocturnal" friend is living in the Owl House, we promise to be quiet when we walk by.

Standing under the Owl House

 Walking together

 The "Troll Bridge"

"P" is for Pig, Plant, Pegasus, Popcorn, Pink, Purple, Princess, Playground...

This week the kids did an excellent job of coming up with different "P" words each day. As the week went on their "P" words were more and more creative. Today we heard all about the "pretty, purple, pail" that one of the kids colored. We even heard "Perry the Platypus" (also known as Agent P.)

The kids spent their week finger painting with pink paint, writing the letter "P",  painting Pigs in Mud, reading the "Three Little Pigs" and "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs," as written by A. Wolf.  They ate pancakes (thank you Teacher Barbara!) on Thursday, and created Pig Faces on Friday.

Below are a few of the Favorite Books from this week (the ones that the kids begged us to read again and again...)