Monday, December 18, 2017

Our Kids and Kandinsky

 Our art gallery has our student works inspired by Kandinsky's Black Lines.    First we painted.  The children chose colors and were instructed to paint the colors next to each other and cover the canvas.

The next class period they chose either black or brown paint.  The children were provided small brushes and lot of lids to create circles.

Student Work

Sunday, December 17, 2017

MWF Morning Meeting---Trees & Deer

Last week we posed these questions to our MWF preK classes---





Thursday, December 14, 2017

Vanilla or Chocolate?

We call it "The Morning Meeting."  Every day when your child arrives at school, they wash their hands and then we briefly work on letters, vocabulary or graphs before they go play in centers.  We posed this question to our TTh 3 y/o class while we were working on cookies and cupcakes.

What was your child's favorite?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kandinsky's Black Lines

We love having MCP students work together on large pieces of art.  Each preK class painted a large piece of cardboard.

We added black lines and circles.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The MCP Elf on the Shelf

I saw this bag walking through the store and was inspired...
to make these with our MWF preK students!

 Glue the legs so they look like the number 11.

Add Christmas paper and leave a space.  It's a pattern!

 Add the shoes and a pom pom. 
The children noticed this was like our witch legs from Halloween. More Christmas fun planned for this week!

The Grinch 2017

What a busy week it was for our MWF preK students!  We snipped green paper and glued a Grinch but that's not all!

We made Grinch Mix for Fun Food Friday.

Grinchy green popcorn
Snowballs (mini marshmallows)
Rudolph noses (red m & m's)
Santa hats (Bugles corn snack)

Want to do more?  Make Grinch bread.  It's easy, green and delicious.

Grinch Bread
1 package golden butter cake mix
1 package instant pistachio pudding
4 eggs
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sour cream

Mix all the cake ingredients.  Add 2-3 drops of green food coloring to make it a little greener.  Pour into two greased pans. 

Bake at 350* for 45 minutes to an hour depending on your oven.

More info---

Have some fun with the Grinch with your child! Read the book, watch the movie, make the snack or bake some bread.  Holiday fun for you and your child!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Books on My List

When my boys were little  Mrs. Claus always gave them several books for Christmas.  What I really enjoyed was that they would stop opening their presents and start reading their new books.  We were lucky that our boys were good readers and avid readers.  

If you plan on giving your child books for Christmas (I hope so), here's Scholastic's Top 100 Children's Books (all ages)---

I couldn't trim mine to 100 so I have 108---