Monday, October 23, 2017

Halloween Fun at MCP!

What have we been doing?  A lot!  MWF classes sort, count and make patterns with some fall candy.  Math is fun and delicious!  


 
We learned how to sketch and draw a still life like Vincent Van Gogh.


Halloween math activities make learning how to recognize numbers and count a lot of fun!
 

Listening and following teacher directions is a very important school skill. When we create crafts, students need to watch their teacher and listen. We cut a black circle in half to make a cute Halloween cat.
 
 
 

More Halloween fun this week!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Five Little Monsters



Silly fun with monsters and
our TTh 3 y/o classes!

Five Little Monsters
Five little monsters on Halloween night
Made a very, very scary sight.
The first one danced up high on his toes.
The second one ran and bumped his nose.
The third one jumped up high in the air.
The fourth one waved his hands in the air.
The fifth one sang a Halloween song and
The five little monsters played all night long!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The MCP Fire Department

 MCP families past and present know that we love giant boxes.  A former MCP mom called and asked if we wanted several large boxes and we said, "Yes!"  Our Mrs. U has an artistic talent far beyond what I have and she created a really great prop for our students.  A cardboard box and some duct tape!  Who knew? 
We have lots of dress-ups for play. Old raincoats, short pieces of a garden hose, fire helmets and more and the children provide the rest.  It is a busy center. 

More information on why dramatic and pretend play are important for your preschooler---

http://metamoracommunityprek.blogspot.com/2012/05/drama-queen.html

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/creativity-play/importance-pretend-play

https://www.brighthorizons.com/family-resources/e-family-news/2013-importance-of-pretend-play-in-child-development

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

How to Grow Pumpkins - Libby's Pumpkin



Our TTh 3 y/o class is having BIG fun with pumpkins!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Candy Corn

Morning

Afternoon
We call it the 'Morning Meeting'.  While our friends are washing their hands before they start the day, we ask a question.  We are able to talk about numbers, more/less/greater, write numbers with our 'pointer pencil' and much more!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Pumpkin Pudding

Our TTh 3 y/o had pumpkin pudding on Thursday.  Did your child like it?

Friday, October 6, 2017

Jack-o-lantern Jars 2017


We have probably made about three hundred of these cute little jars over the years.  They are cheap, easy and cute which is the perfect combination for crafting with kids.  Whether it's first child at MCP or the last, it brings us great joy to hear that they are loving displayed in your home at Halloween.

How to---

The one change we have made in these directions is that teacher's coat the jars with the glue.  It just makes the process move a lot faster.  Enjoy some Halloween crafts with your child this month!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Whooooo Loves Halloween?

 
We have lots of stencils in our art center for the children to create a spooky Halloween scene (right now it looks like a Tootsie Pop ad).  Our MWF students trace, color and cut pumpkins, cats, ghosts and much more.  Check back to see the 'after' picture later in the month. 
 
Past bulletin boards---
 
2014-

2012-


2011-

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Autumn Almanac

We have a  basket of 'leaves' in the art center.
MWF classes

Students cut leaves, make a tally mark and press the 'easy button'.


We also created a fall tree with paper, paint and leaves.  Students glued on grass.

We painted with fall colors.

Fall leaves are glued on the our tree.
 Have some fun this fall with your child!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Country Roads

Last year our preK students built a city.
This year we are out in the country.   I painted grass and sky.  Students glued a fence.





I added a barn and some silos. Students colored and glued farm animals.

The MCP Farm!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Creating with Colors

Our TTh class is working with shapes and colors.  We are also learning how to use glue!  Shapes and colors make colorful art (when the glue dries, of course.)

 
Lots of glue and lots of circles...today we glue squares!
 

We're painting with circles, too!
 
 


Shapes and colors are everywhere.  Have fun looking for shapes and colors with your child everyday!