Monday, January 29, 2018

Hot Off the Griddle

Our annual Pajama Party is always a lot of fun. This week all classes will be learning the 'Pancake Song'.  Here are the words and it is sung to the tune of "Ham Bone, Ham Bone, Where You Been?"---

Pancakes, pancakes hot off the griddle.
Pancakes, pancakes for your middle.
Eat 'em with syrup oh so sweet.
Pancakes they're so good eat.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

CBF X


On Friday, our MWF students tried to estimate the number of boxes that make up our fort.  Estimating is hard for young children who are just beginning to understand number concepts so we introduce estimating and practice in a variety of ways.  We want them to understand it's a 'good guess' and not a 'cuckoo crazy' guess.  I started off asking if there were a million boxes.  Too big or too small? Too big.  I next asked if there were ten.  Too small!  Eventually we worked our way to the hundreds and moved closer to the actual number of boxes. How many boxes in the CBF X?

373

Saturday, January 27, 2018

PreK and Kandinsky

Our preK students are continually inspired by Kandinsky!




Friday, January 26, 2018

Mini Marshmallow Math and More

Need some ideas to keep your kiddos busy?



Liquids & Solids---Observe and predict how long it will take water to freeze or melt. There are many sites that show how to create ice sculptures and bowls with children. 


More---

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Australia and Art

We are continuing to create Aboriginal art.  Teachers traced hands on brown paper and students added details!  Good job, mate!







Sunday, January 21, 2018

My Imepenetrable Cereal Box Fort version 10


We're calling this one CBF X.

Features-
  • It's about 78 sq. ft.  The fort measures 6'4" x 12' 10".
  • There are five windows and two doors.
  • An archway spans the two sets of lockers as a gateway to the fort. 
  • The library and writing center are inside the fort. 
Built-
2018

Purchase Price-
$0

Building Material Costs-
$25.00 in hot glue sticks and duct tape

Unlike most fixer uppers our demo day is at the end of the project.  
The Writing Center
The Library
The Archway

Friday, January 19, 2018

Can You Say That Word?

Liquids, solids, herbivore, carnivore, abstract, nocturnal, concentric, cauldron, landscape and many more.  These are just a few vocabulary words we have introduced through lessons, activities, experiments, crafts, books and play this year. Vocabulary is extremely important to your preschooler's language and literacy development.  Below are some articles that contain information and helpful hints for you and your child.  





 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Decide to Be

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Puppy Love

Just an FYI that Valentine's Day is a month away.  We love to make cards for the people we love.  Last year we made puppies.  On the back we placed a label that read "Doggone it! Will you be my Valentine?"

More ideas---
Owl---

Monkey---

Cat---

Monday, January 8, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018

A Lost and Frozen World

During the month of January, there will be snowmen and dinosaur stencils in the art center. PreK students will trace, color and cut (as best they can).  Next they will make a tally mark so we can count the dinosaurs and snowmen. Don't forget to press 'the easy button'.

We are looking forward to seeing how our Lost World evolves.

The cold doesn't bother us but we need some snowmen in our garden!

A special thanks to Mrs. U for her creativity!

Past bulletin boards---
2013---

2015-

2016-

Friday, January 5, 2018

MCP's Jurassic World

Our preK students we will be learning about dinosaurs this month.  We can't learn about paleontologists without being a paleontologist in our dramatic play center.  


Dinosaurs are big so preK students will be counting up through twenty.  Count, check, press the easy button.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Frozen Adventures

Baby, it's cold outside but we have lots of winter activities to warm up your child during school.  Lots of fun ways to practice our ABC's and 123's.

Check it out---