Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Parts Unknown

We love working with maps and globes at MCP!

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Good-bye, October

There was a lot to do in our classroom in October!  Our MWF friends worked really hard tracing, coloring and cutting to create a spooky night!

There's more!
Push pins and a pumpkin are a fun way to practice patterns.

A sweet way to work on our math skills...

Mini Monsters fill the garden bulletin board.
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When we use letters, shapes and numbers we can learn how to draw. Our MWF classes learned how to draw a ghost, a spider, an owl and a witch.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Morning Meeting-October

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We start the day with a 'morning meeting' while the children are washing their hands.  Letters, numbers, counting and language are incorporated into this short activity.  It's a fun way to start our day.
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 We work a lot on patterns!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Witch's Stew 2018

It's Fun Food Friday and we made witch's stew.  The children giggle, laugh and scream and it's a whole lot of fun.  We have large bowl and I call for spider web balls (popcorn),  spider legs (pretzels) and more.  We add the ingredients to the bowl and sing our song.   It's an easy Halloween snack.  

Here's the recipe---
  • Spider web balls (popcorn)
  • Spider legs (pretzel sticks)
  • Dragon teeth (candy corn)
  • Mouse ears (raisins)
  • Monkey eyes (Cheerios)
  • Stinky fish (Goldfish crackers)
  • Bat noses (chocolate chips)
and the song---

Stir up some Halloween fun with your child!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

Our MWF classes created a pattern on not so scary witch's legs.

Monday, October 22, 2018

My Sunflower

First we learned how to sketch a sunflower on paper. 
Last week, we sketched a sunflower on a canvas and today we painted.  First the center gets some brown paint.

Next we paint the petals yellow.

A pretty blue fills in all the white spots.   We are remembering to clean our brushes and know the big brushes are best for big spaces and little brushes work well in tiny spaces. 


 Ready for the MCP Art Gallery!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Storytellers Creed

The Storytellers Creed

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.
That myth is more potent than history.
That dreams are more powerful than facts.
That hope always triumphs over experience.
That laughter is the only cure for grief.
And I believe that love is stronger than death.
-Robert Fulghum
We love to have the children create stories at MCP. We will first 'write' a tale about Halloween.  For more info---

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pumpkin Spice

We have many independent activities for our MWF students.  This activity is in the art center---