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Peapods

What a happy week!  Some of us are really moving around our room and starting to pull ourselves up.  Tummy time pays off! We love music very much.  When Ms. Robin comes to our room for music time we sit around clapping our hands and try to imitate hand gestures. The Itsy Bitsy Spider is a favorite. We played with our musical instruments and made lots of loud music. We played with our blocks and built large towers. The best part is knocking them down. Our book this week was Carl’s Snowy Afternoon by Alexandra Day and our song was “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.”

Seedlings

What an exciting week! Since it snowed again this week we had another chance to play with snow that we filled the sensory table with from outside. It felt so cold to touch but we loved eating it! Some of our friends wanted their mittens to wear so that their hands could keep warm while playing with the snow. We had an amazing time learning and making snow play dough. We saw what ingredients had to go into it. We had a great time measuring and mixing the ingredients together. It was so much fun doing a little art as well this week painting with blue paint. When we were done it looked like each of the children painted a little snowy wonderland. We talked about Martin Luther King Jr. and read the book We March by Shane W. Evans.

Little Sprouts

We had so much fun in the Little Sprouts classroom! We enjoyed our short week by learning about mittens! We read The Mitten by Jan Brett and danced around to Three Little Kittens! We wear mittens or gloves when it is cold out and talked about what other winter clothes we wear. We painted on our easel and decorated mittens using dot paint. We also practiced our colors and shapes this week. We’ve been having so much fun singing color songs during our music class with Miss Robin.

Beanstalks

This week in Beanstalks we had a blast with building and learning a new letter of the week which was “O”.  We read the books The Three Little Pigs and Building a House. We sang lots of songs and introduced a new color song this week. The children loved singing “BLACK” and you might even hear them singing the other color songs we learned in the past as well.  Our focus in the Beanstalk class this week has been tools and who uses them.  We added a tool kit to our building center and displayed pictures of what we can build using tools.  They had a wonderful time building and exploring with tools.  We answered the question, “Who lives in your house?” In art this week we traced shapes in salt, sponge painted houses, made a house using craft sticks and painted using black paint.  Next week we will continue learning about buildings and introduce a new letter of the week.
Our friends upstairs also read the book The Three Little Javelinas.  We compared The Three Little Pigs story and Three Little Javelinas  to see the similarities and differences between the two stories.  We found a lot of similar things between the two stories. In addition, we reviewed the letter of the week which was O and thought of words that began with O.  We also sorted items for our letter o tub and asked the question “Who builds Buildings?” for large group.  In math this week we introduced the number 11 and worked on making groups of 11 with our counters.  We went on a number hunt and used unifix cubes to build a city. In science/sensory we added tools to playdough to see what we could make.  We also tried building with ice cubes and salt to make a building.  It was cold but fun!

Pre K 3

This week in Pre K-3 we continued our study on buildings! In large group we talked about who builds building and what tools do they use. In art, we used painted with tools. In our sensory table we added construction vehicles and had a blast playing with them in the sand. We also introduced the new letter of the week which was O. We learned the sound the letter O makes and came up with words that start with O. We read Build It From A to Z, Building A Home, and The Three Little Javelinas. In math we counted to 15 by building a tower with LEGOs. We also built a city with unifix cubes and built with big blocks. The kids made rocks with playdough and put them on our truckmates. Next week we will continue our study on buildings. As a class we are going to learn what building are made of and what makes them strong.

Pre K 4

This week we investigated “How do you care for pets?”  We discussed the job of a veterinarian and learned some amazing facts about dogs and cats. We charted how many students in our class have a pet. We decided what we should and shouldn’t do to take care of those pets. We thought of many different things you can buy at the pet store. We used clues to guess what pet item was inside our mystery box. In math, we learned about measuring height. We updated our class height chart to see how much we have grown so far this year and measured the animals in our vet hospital. In literacy, we worked on upper and lower case letters. We matched lower and upper case letters and built our first and last names using the correct capitalization.

This week’s letter focus was on O. We thought of O words, and practiced writing it on our chalkboards. Our number was 15 and we created large numerals with bird seeds. Our stories this week were Paper Bag Princess3 Billy Goats Gruff,  Which Pet Should  I Get and Tonio’s Cat. Next week we will conclude our pet study with a celebration of all we have learned.