Friday, November 11, 2016

Mrs. Kort and Mrs. Charity MWF 3 plus KK - November 1st -November 11th

The weather the past two weeks has been great and we have had the opportunity to go outside each day to explore and enjoy nature.   We have hunted for the perfect rock to make into a monster,  discovered grasshoppers and watched hawks.  Our class enjoyed using pinecones, sticks and leaves to experiment with "Sink or Float" at the edge of the river.  Our class also had Picture Day.  We sat so nicely for the photographer that we thought a silly photo one would fun!

Silly face group picture

In Language Arts, we introduced the letters M and C.  We reinforce learning the letter by practicing to write the letter as well as discover items in our mystery box that begin with the letter of the week..  Our class also worked on the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Match game.  We read “Go Away Big Green Monster” and  “The What If Monster“.   For letter C, we read “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom”, “Pete the Cat Rocking in his School Shoes”, and “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”.

Play dough monster faces
In math, we rolled the dice, counted the dots and put the number of eyes on the monster's face.   Our class also counting the number of chocolate chips in wooden "cookies" and used our fine motor skills to operate tweezers to count cranberries in numbered muffin tins.

One to one correspondence
Counting cranberries and fine motor skills

In Art, we wrote and decorated the letters M and C as well as made tree bark rubbings on the trees in the Upper Grove.  We also used play dough to create monster faces on mats and chocolate play dough to roll and press out “cookies”.  We painted rocks and used google eyes to create monsters.
Writing and decorating letter "C"
Chocolate play dough "cookies"

Tree Bark Rubbings

In the sensory table, we explored magnets hidden in shredded paper.  The class also used their magnet wands to test items in the classroom to see what was magnetic and non-magnetic.   For letter C week, we had corn kernels to measure and pour in the table with alphabet letters.

Finding what is magnetic
Testing what is magnetic in the classroom
Alphabet in corn kernels

In dramatic play, our class took turns operating the grocery store.  We had items sorted by category:  vegetables, fruit, canned goods and dairy products and had shopping lists to follow.

Operating the Grocery Store

Cutting skills using coupons and food ads

Thank you parent volunteers!

Thank you to all the parents who are volunteering.  We love having you join us!

Mrs. Kort and Mrs. Charity

Dates To Remember
Wednesday, November 16th – No Preschool.  Teacher Institute Day
Monday, November 21st -  Friendship Feast (bring your favorite fruit to share)
November 23-25 -   No Preschool.  Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday, December 21st   -  Family Snow Day