Thursday, January 15, 2009

How Much Is That Doggie In the Window?

This (very short) week, we started our Pet Shop theme. The pretend play area turned into a pet store and the construction zone turned into the building site of a new pet store. The discovery center is the fish section of the pet store and the kids practiced scooping up fake fish in water with nets and depositing them into a bowl. We read a book called "Mama Dog, Mama Dog, What Do You See?" that was about mom and baby animals. Check back soon to download a copy of the book that you can print at home.

Enjoy the pictures from centers time this week and stay warm in this very cold weather!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Marble Painting

This week all of us took a turn at marble painting. We needed to make new placemats for snack time and we decorated them with paint using marbles. It was really fun to roll the marbles around. Sometimes those silly marbles jumped out of the tray and made paint lines on the tables and chairs! We were laughing a lot. The adults liked to tell us that we were "losing our marbles"...whatever that means! Our new placemats are going to have our first names and our last names on them. Last time our placemats had our names and our birthdays. It was fun to listen for our birthdays when Miss Stephanie passed out the placemats for snack. Now we get to listen for our last names!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Lost and Found

Does anyone recognize any of these???
Along with the snow, winter also brings cold weather, which leads to cold weather gear. We have accumulated 2 black hats and a pair of red striped gloves that none of the kids have ever seen before in their lives. =) If you recognize any of these as belonging to your family, just let me know! We would love for them to find their way home!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Strawberry Pretzel Jello

Riley's family (T/TH) took a recipe from our class cookbook and made it this week. They used the recipe that Paige (M/W/F) and her family submitted! It was delicious!!! Here are some pictures of them making it. If anyone else makes a recipe from the class cookbook, we would love to see the pictures!