Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Halloween Night

Our MWF preK students traced, colored and cut pumpkins, ghosts and more to create a spooky night! 

The garden bulletin board is filled with mini-monsters!  

The TTh 3 y/o class created a big pink monster!  GO AWAY BIG PINK MONSTER! 
Have some Halloween fun with your child!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

What a Wonderful World

Our MWF classes are really enjoying looking at maps and the globe.  This center is a very simple center for our MWF classes.  After they complete their globe they get to press the 'easy button'.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hocus Pocus

We use two green strips for legs. Children create a pattern on the legs. We glue on boots and a skirt and 'hocus pocus', we're done!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Pounding & Push Pins & Pumpkins

We have a lot of fun with pumpkins during center time.  Our TTh 3 y/o class uses safety goggles, a toy hammer and golf tees for some pumpkin pounding.

Push Pin Pumpkins for our MWF preK classes!  A pattern is started and the child receives five pins to continue the pattern.  Easy breezy fun for home! 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Halloween Cats

Listening and following teacher directions is a very important school skill. When we create crafts, students need to watch their teacher and listen. We cut a black circle in half to make a cute Halloween cat.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Halloween 2019

We will have lots and lots and lots of Halloween activities in our classroom.  What will your child choose?

The messy tub is all black and orange.

Mini Monsters are in the garden.

Mr. Bones ABC's and a lot more.  Check it out---

And Halloween I SPY bottles.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Jack-o-Lantern Jars 2019

It's an MCP tradition!  Our MWF students will each make a jack-o-lantern jar.  We have created hundreds of these cute little jars with MCP students over the years.  They are cheap, easy and cute which is the perfect combination for crafting with kids.  Whether it's first child at MCP or the last, it brings us great joy to hear that they are loving displayed in your home at Halloween.

Not only are they cute but they are super easy. They require just a few materials and are perfect for the little battery operated candles.  These would be super cute to make for teachers , grandmas and grandpas!

*small jars:  salsa, olives, jams, etc. -anything with a wide opening (baby food jars are too small)

*orange tissue paper cut into small squares 

*black construction paper cut for eyes, nose and mouth

*white glue


*paint brush (big enough to spread the glue)

Dilute the glue with a little bit of water in a small bowl. Dilute enough so it is easy to brush but not watery. We do not use Modge Podge for crafts. We just dilute white or school glue. 

Using the paint brush, teachers spread the diluted glue on a small section of the jar and the children cover with the tissue paper.  Children work their way all around the jar until completely covered. 

Teacher spread a thin coat of the diluted glue over the entire jar. Add the facial features and let dry. 

Have fun creating Halloween memories with your child!

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Haunted Hill

Bulletin boards in our room are festive, creative and fun.  We have stencils in our art center for students to trace, color and cut.  Artistic and a great way to develop small motor skills!

What will our haunted hill look like at the end of October?   Whoooooo knows?


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hop on the Bus, Gus

When we 'visit' England, we see large red double decker buses!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Learning Our Letters with LEGOS

Our MWF classes are working on letter recognition with LEGOS.  On Mondays, children are paired up and given a bag of LEGOS.  They build their tower from A-Z with their friend.  It encourages working together, communication and much more.  Children will work with a partner until December.  When the new year arrives they will work on their own.  

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Painting with Primary Colors

Our MWF classes created some amazing paintings with primary colors!  Ask your child about primary and secondary colors!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019