Saturday, January 30, 2016

Chocolate Playdough

Looks like chocolate.  Smells like chocolate but it's playdough.  Make a batch for your child!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

My Impenetrable Cereal Box Fort version count

Yesterday our MWF classes worked on estimating.
 Final count...293!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Jurassic World

Our MCP MWF students have been busy tracing, coloring and cutting out snowmen and dinosaurs.  Students make a tally mark so we can count and then press the 'easy button'. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Masterpiece Monday---Pablo Picasso

Today we introduced Pablo Picasso.  We briefly talked about his Blue Period and his Rose Period.  How do blues and reds get lighter or darker?  Ask your child! 

More Kandinsky

We have several students who really like working on large group projects.  We provided a large piece of cardboard and students painted with bright colors.
We gave them black paint...

Our current large group project is concentric circles.  We will post when it's finished.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Where the Wild Things Are

Last week our TTh 3 y/o class had fun being wild things.  We added paint sticks from our local hardware store to create puppets! 
 We rolled terrible roars, gnashed our teeth and rolled our eyes!  We were WILD!
 We used scissors to snip our wild thing to make him fuzzy!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Party Like a Rock Star!

My 'party like a rock star' lifestyle 
is prevented only because of my 
"I'm sleepy by 7:30" bedtime.

Friday, January 22, 2016


 Ask your child about our experiments!  We have gone from snow to water to ice to water. What's next??? We have been trying to predict what will happen.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

My Impenetrable Cereal Box Fort version 8.0

 It's 5'8" x 15' 4". 
 It's BIG!  
There are two main doors and seven windows for light.
 There are four centers within the cereal box fort.  The writing center and library are in the main structure and cereal boxes enclose our science/math table and part of the block center.

Versions 1-7

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Right Thing to Do

The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Image result for martin luther king with people

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Drum Battle

Rock on!
See you next Saturday!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

It's the Purr-fect Valanetine's Card

With Valentine's Day one month away, it is time to start planning for your Valentine cards.  It has been our tradition at MCP for several years now to create an animal with heart shapes.  They turn out super cute and last year was no exception (we keep the current card a secret so Mom and Dad will be surprised).

We love it when families clean out closets and donate scrap-booking paper.  We created a cat, a label and had the children sign the back of the card. Teachers added details after the glue dried with black marker. After Valentine's Day, put these cards with your holiday decorations and it will provide you  heart warming smiles for many years. 
Need more ideas? We have also created an owl, a monkey and a lion.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Masterpiece Monday---More Kandinksy

Today we are going to do our final project inspired by Wassily Kandinsky. During center time, we have had tempera paint at our easel with large sheets of paper.  The children painted the paper and the next class period added lines and circles.

Add black circles and lines...

Finished work...

Today we  will be working with concentric circles.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Dinosaurs 2016

We are so thankful our friend, B, wanted to share her dinosaur fossils with our preschool class! We looked at the casting of a T-Rex tooth.

Looked at a small slice of a dinosaur bone...

Learned about mosasaurus and saw a tooth fossil...

and the best!  Coprolites!  They look like a rock and feel like a rock.  They are fossilized???

We also 'measured' the length of dinosaurs in the Fellowship Hall. Ask your child about dinosaurs!