Friday, November 11, 2016

Mrs. Kort and Mrs. Charity T/Thur 3's Knoch Knolls Nov 1st - Nov 11th

November 1st - November 11th

What silly faces!

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, found a snake on the gravel path between the bike path and upper grove, discovered grasshoppers and watched hawks.  The leaves are mostly gone from the trees allowing us to see squirrel and bird’s nests.
Investigating the root of a fallen tree
Exploring magnets
Garter snake on our path

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 loved the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet match.  We read “Go Away Big Green Monster” and the "What If Monster" for letter M.    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”.

Writing letter M
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Match
Writing and decorating

In Math, we rolled the dice and counted out the number of eyes to place on our monster and counted chocolate chips on wooden cookies.

One-to-one correspondence monster eyes
In Art, we decorated the letters M and C as well as used play dough to create monster faces on mats and chocolate play dough to roll and press out “cookies”.   The class really enjoyed making tree bark rubbings on the trees near the pond.   
Tree Bark Rubbings

  We painted rocks and used google eyes to create monsters

Painting our monster rocks

Making play dough faces on many monsters

Yum!  A chocolate "cookie"

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.

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

Loading up the grocery cart

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

Mrs. Kort and Mrs. Charity

Dates To Remember
Tuesday, November 22nd  - Friendship Feast (bring your favorite fruit to share)
November 23-25 -   No Preschool.  Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, December  22nd  -  Family Snow Day