Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2018-2019 Preschool Blog


2018-2019 Preschool Blog
November 9, 2019

Halloween was a fun filled day! All the children looked great in their costumes. We hope everyone enjoyed coming into the classrooms and decorating the pumpkins.

Pre-K and 4 year old class parents:
Thank you for joining us for the showcase. Your children were excited to show you around the room. We are sure that you found all the things that your child created simply amazing.  Weare starting the next unit of study, Friends. During this unit, the children will focus on what makes a good friend, how to be a good friend and how to treat one another. They will also continue to work on shapes and numbers.

3 year old parents:
We are continuing our study of families and how to take care of babies. During this unit we focus on each child’s name and the different letters they all have in their name. We also spent time building different homes using blocks and recycled materials. The children loved mixing the different color paint together and painting the way they felt like Katie did in Sometimes I’m Bombaloo.

2 year old parents:
We have been busy in the 2 year old class. The children are beginning to use their words and talk to one another and the teachers.  The children made a nature collage and leaf prints. Some of them even made pizzas out of leaves. Dramatic play continues to be one of the favorite places in the classroom. When it became a grocery store the children made grocery list and went shopping. Be sure to ask you child something they bought in the store.


Reminders

November 19& 20  3 Year Old Class Learning Showcase
November 21-23 No School  Thanksgiving Break
December 6 & 7 No School For The 4 year Old and Pre-K Class Parent Teacher Conferences
December 20&21 Book Fair at the Alfred Rubin Community Center
December 20 & 21 Family Snow Day and Learning Showcase
December 24- January 7 Winter Break
January 8&9 Classes Resume

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Sandy's 2's Plus T/TH

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Sandy's 2's Plus T/TH
October 29, 2018 to November 9, 2018

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout!


It was so much fun having the families visit us and play games


Some of us really got wrapped up with the games

Tic Tac Toe and spider web game

and we decorated pumpkins

Making ladybugs

Being a bug is fun!

Playing with slime also strengthens our hands

Checking out bugs under the magnify glass makes them look bigger

Bringing the outside in and making nature collages









Building towers and counting how high we can go.

Having fun in the kitchen

Upcoming dates:

No school Thanksgiving holiday 11/22
Next blog post 11/20




Ms. Nicole and Ms. Sandy's 2's Plus MWF


Ms. Nicole and Ms. Sandy's 2's Plus MWF
October 29, 2018 to November 9, 2018

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout!

It was so much fun having the families visit us and play games


Some of us really got wrapped up with the games

Punpkin Tic Tac Toe



We played the spider web game

         
and decorated pumpkins














Playing monster in the gym sure gets them running

We have been enjoying dance parties on our stage in the gym

Bringing the outside in and working on nature collages 

Being a bug is fun!



Making ladybugs

Playing with slime also strengthens our hands.

My bug looks bigger when I look through the magnify glass
We worked together as a team and  made a bridge with our building ladders


Dates to remember:

No School Thanksgiving Break 11/21 & 11/23
Next Blog 11/20

Friday, November 9, 2018

Mrs. Smith and Ms. Sandy's MWF 4 year old class at RCC


Mrs. Smith and Ms. Sandy's MWF 4 year old class at RCC


Greetings from Room 119...  Smiles are contagious!


Collaborating together to create a neighborhood


Experimenting with water toys in the sensory bin.  How does the water flow?



Experimenting with different degrees of inclines to discover how far/fast
the disks are rolling


Creating dots, lines and squiggles while being introduced to the 
meaning of horizontal and vertical lines


Creating dots.  What is a dot?  A dot is a small, round mark



Making birth announcements and incorporating the baby's 
name, length, and weight


Exploring numbers as we work on one-to-one correlation, counting,
number recognition and fine motor skills


Making Number Pizzas is so much fun while adding pizza
toppings to match the numerals


Celebrating Halloween in our fun costumes while finding
matching picture cards


Building sturdy and spooooooky castles while socializing with friends



Thank you to all of our wonderful preschool families for 
spending part of our day with us.  We hope you enjoyed our Halloween songs!


We hope you enjoyed reading about some of the activities we have been experiencing within our classroom and the wonderful pictures.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Sandy and Mrs. Smith


Important Dates:
November 9th  Showcase of Learning
November 21st-23rd  No School Thanksgiving Break






Mrs. Smith and Ms. Sandy's T/Th 3 year old class at RCC


Mrs. Smith and Ms. Sandy's T/Th 3 year old class at RCC



Greetings from Room 119!  We are so excited to wear costumes to school


Moving our crayon while working at the easel requires focus and 
control as we develop our fine motor skills.  This activity is also developing large motor
skills because the children are using their shoulder and entire arm.  The children are also working on their social skills and creativity while having a wonderful time!


Experimenting with letters in print 


Discovering how water flows while having fun


Using primary colors to create new colors.  What color could I create
if I mixed blue and yellow together?


Using manipulatives to create patterns



Sorting manipulatives by color, shape and size


Playing in the gym continues to be one of the classes
favorite activities.  Every day we are working to develop
our gross motor skills, spatial awareness, coordination, and confidence.


Isn't my pumpkin Spooktacular?


Celebrating Halloween in our fun costumes while finding
matching picture cards



Thank you to all of our wonderful preschool families for spending
part of our day with us.  We hope you enjoyed our Halloween songs!


We hope you enjoyed reading about some of the activities we have been experimenting
within our classroom and the wonderful pictures.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Sandy and Mrs. Smith


Important Dates:

November 20th  Showcase of Learning
November 21st-23rd  No School Thanksgiving Break


Ms. Patti and Ms. Meg T/Th Knock Knolls 3's

Ms. Patti and Ms. Meg's
Tuesday/Thursday 3's
October 30, 2018 - November 8, 2018


Mixing colors in shaving cream.

Pajama Day fun!

Building houses with the blocks.

Snack time in our pajamas!

Painting a chair like they did in the book "Peter's Chair"

Looking good!

Geo board math.

Taking care of the babies and each other in the kitchen area.

Pennies for pies!

Learning about families with the doll house.

We can make our names!

Smiling from ear to ear like in the book "Oonga Boonga"

We fed the squirrels and chipmunks a pumpkin!
Remember:
     Thanksgiving Break - No School - November 21 - 23
     Showcase - November 20 at 11:55

Ms. Patti and Ms. Meg