Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Frogs

Learning to identify numbers is a lot of fun with our basket full of frogs.  Students put them in the correct order, a teacher checks and then they can press 'the easy button'.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Every Child a Reader

Today marks the start of Children's Book Week.  It is the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week.  Celebrate! Read books. Go to the library.  Read some more books.

There's no doubt I love to read children's books.  Here's a list of my favorites---
http://metamoracommunityprek.blogspot.com/2014/05/my-top-108-childrens-books.html

For more information on Children's Book Week---
https://www.cbcbooks.org/

https://everychildareader.net/

Friday, April 26, 2019

Fun Food Friday---Cactus Candy

We have been learning about the desert and desert animals.  Today we tasted cactus candy!  Ask your child if they liked it!


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

We're Wild About Weird Science

So we started with a couple eggs, some water and some vinegar.  The experiment continues.  What will happen when you put an egg in these liquids?  Ask your child about their predictions.  We'll see next week what happens!

More info---
http://metamoracommunityprek.blogspot.com/2019/04/what-egg-actly-is-happening.html

Fairy Tale Fun

We are still having a lot of fun with the 'Gingerbread Man' and 'The Three Little Pigs'.


Gingerbread play-dough in the art center and stencils.


Run!  is an alphabet game in our Discover Center.


Cute little piggies help us learn our letters!


I Can Feel It in My Bones

X-ray science for MWF preK friends!


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Carrot Seed 2019


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.  Children cut out the basic carrot shaped and glued on green leaves.



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.

We Dig Gardening!



Our dramatic play center has students digging in 'dirt' (plastic caps), planting flowers and vegetables for late summer harvest! Our budding botanists will be exploring plants and seeds in the classroom.  

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Big Box of Bugs

A new messy tub for our TTh 3 y/o is all about bugs!  Green crinkle paper, big bugs, slices of wood and GIANT flowers!  

More info and ideas---



Friday, April 12, 2019

Fun Food Friday---Jelly Beans

Why use worksheets for math when you can use jellybeans?
Sort, count, create patterns, add and subtract.  Grab a bag and make math a sweet experience for your child today!




Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Masterpiece Monday---Piet Mondrian

Our MWF preK students are learning about the works of Piet Mondrian. We recognize his work by the straight black lines, use of primary colors and LOTS of white space. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Easter-Sort, Count, Create a Pattern


Math is fun with these Easter erasers.  We sort, create patterns and count! 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

What Egg-actly is Happening?






















Our MWF preK students have observing and predicting what is going to happen to these eggs!

More info and how to---

https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/naked-egg-experiment/

Friday, April 5, 2019

The 3 Little Pigs Snack Mix



Today we made our Three Little Pigs snack.  It's yummy and easy.  Add straw (1 can potato sticks), sticks (2 bags pretzels sticks---we broke in half for easy eating) and bricks (2 bags chocolate chunks). 

Make up a batch and read The Three Little Pigs with your child!

Head to your library for more fractured fairy tales.  Here's a list to get you and child started---

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

Easter Has Us Hopping

There are so many fun things to choose to do during center time!  What has your child been doing?



We need to fill our Easter basket with eggs!  Our TTh classes cut eggs and MWF preK classes have to trace and cut, make a tally mark and press 'the easy button'.



Glue the eggs in the basket, have a teacher check and press 'the easy button.'

These bunnies need their tale!

Match the upper case letter to the lower case letter.

It is egg-citing times at MCP!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Amazing Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly

Spread Your Wings and Fly!

It's spring and spring means bugs!  We are going to have some fun with bugs with our TTh 3 y/o class!

It's The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
















We'll make a hungry caterpillar...



There will be caterpillar necklaces...


Caterpillar art...



Playdough...

http://metamoracommunityprek.blogspot.com/2013/06/bug-eyed.html

Lots of green for another caterpillar...




Can't get enough Eric Carle? 
http://www.eric-carle.com/home.html

Picasso---Art Center Activity

Just because we are done with an artist doesn't mean we are done with the artist.  This activity is in our art center for students to create during center time.
  



 
 

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso 2019

Our MWF students learned about the works of Pablo Picasso.  We learned about cubism and introduced and identified basic geometric shapes.  Students created a portrait inspired by Picasso's work. First we drew a few black lines and then colored in the shapes.

Next we place lots of eyes, noses and mouths in the center of the table.  

And hair!  Children are given short strips of construction paper and a scissors.