Monday, April 30, 2018

What Is the Weather Today?


This week our meteorologists need to match the weather words correctly. A fun center time activity!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Carrot Seed 2018

Last week our TTh 3 y/o class had fun with The Carrot Seed  by Ruth Krauss.  This classic children's story shows that one determined little boy can grow one giant carrot.

Students are getting much better with a scissors and cut out their carrot shape. 

Anything orange makes a creative carrot collage! Paper scraps, pipe cleaners, pom poms, tissue paper, fun foam and more!

Easy carrot muffin recipe for you and your child!

Want to do more with your child?  Visit local nurseries.  Look at and explore all the plants.  Ask questions.  Is is it a tree, a flower or vegetable?  Enjoy spring with your child and explore seeds and plants.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Funny Bone


Our MWF preK student cut out Mr. Bones and match the bones to the correct word.  

Monday, April 16, 2018

Boy, Girl or Cowboy?

Which was your child's favorite?  The Gingerbread Boy? The Gingerbread Girl? or the Gingerbread Cowboy?

Morning Class

Afternoon Class


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Washi Tape

I love it when families clean out and donate art supplies to our classroom.  It provides a lot of creative fun for our students plus saves MCP lots and lots money!

A few months ago we were gifted with a bag of washi tape. Washi is a traditional Japanese paper. We have never used washi tape at MCP so I had no idea how it would be received by the kiddos. It was placed in the art center with some tag-board (cereal boxes) and scissors for our MWF classes.  Creativity took off at full speed!












Friday, April 13, 2018

100


Our MWF classes have been practicing counting to one hundred.  We have also introduced counting by tens so that this concept will be familiar to them when they enter kindergarten.  The kids love it!  Wednesday is 100 Wednesday and students have the opportunity to work in small groups with a teacher counting to one hundred using stickers. We have been doing this all year.   

Now we have a center activity that the children can do independently.  Craft sticks, marker caps, playing cards and more will be available for counting.  Children will take their one hundred things home and will be able to count again!



Thursday, April 12, 2018

Flower Power

Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.  
Robert Schuller


Lots of fun spring time activities in our classroom while we wait for spring weather to arrive. 

More info---

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Gingerbread Man 2018

Our MWF preK classes are having a sweet time with many stories about the Gingerbread Man and his friends.  After we read each story, the children are asked to recall details about the story and we compare and contrast the stories.  How are they the same?  How are they different?  On Friday, each child created their gingerbread person.

It is a joy to watch the children create and talk about their gingerbread person.  We also wrote our own version of the Gingerbread Man.  You and your child can do the same at home.

There is a lot more  happening in our classroom.  Check it out!

The books---


http://metamoracommunityprek.blogspot.com/2013/04/once-upon-time-and-more.html

There are many 'fractured fairy tales' at your local library. Many are also on YouTube so check 'em out!



Gingerbread play dough coming soon!



The Gingerbread Man helps us with our ABC's.



Stencils in the art center for future illustrators.



Sweet!  Stamps are in the art center.


Coming soon...The Three Little Pigs

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

I'm Laughing at Clouds

It's raining but soon it will be pouring! Our MWF prek students will trace and cut raindrops.


Our TTh 3 y/o class have raindrops to cut.


A special thanks to Mrs. U!  We love how she inspires us to be creative!!!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Hello Spring!

Our spring tree is going to need some leaves!

Our TTh 3 y/o class will cut leaves and the MWF preK students will trace and cut.  A fun activity in our art center!