Saturday, April 24, 2010

More fun on the Farm

We continued with our farm activities this week.

Don't forget to finish your family projects if you haven't done so yet!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

More fun at the Farmer's Market

This week we added two new centers to our Farmer's Market theme.

We have onion bulbs in the sand table. We have practiced digging holes, planting the bulbs, and covering them back up. We are learning to be quite the gardeners!

We also have vocabulary cards in Literacy Lane with many of our vocabulary words for this unit. We have been practicing writing our words on different signs to place around the room.

We are getting really good at picking out our vegetables and purchasing them in the Pretend Play area.

Don't forget to turn in your Family Projects on Monday or Tuesday! Working on these projects as a family is a great opportunity to build vocabulary and work on creative and problem solving skills together.

Here are our pictures:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Shopping at the Farmer's Market

This week we began our Farm theme. We are talking about all of the things that come from a farm. We are learning that farmers not only take care of animals, but they also grow vegetables too. We learned that they eat some of what they grow, but that they also sell it.

We have a Farmer's Market set up in the pretend play area. We are practicing buying and selling fruits and vegetables when we are in there.

In the construction zone, we have a whole vegetable garden. We can pick the vegetables we want to harvest and take care of our garden. We also have some farm animals and we are building barns for them with the blocks.

In the small toys area we are playing with puzzles about farm animals and fruits and vegetables.

Stay tuned next for even more farm themed centers!

When you are out shopping this week, check out the produce section in the grocery store and talk about the different vegetables. You can also involve your child in the checkout process (adding up the total, giving money, receiving change...or paying with credit!) to help us understand how to work the cash register at our Farmer's Market.

Check out the slideshow of our farm fun this week:

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Goodbye Circus

When we got back from spring break this week, we said, "Goodbye" to the big top. It was sad to say goodbye to the animals and clowns, but most of us really enjoyed having our regular toys back!

Here are some pictures of our fun this week!