Saturday, October 30, 2010
On Friday, we enjoyed a special presentation of the book The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything by Ms. Jill's class. That is one of my VERY favorite books and we have been reading it the last couple weeks. We REALLY enjoyed the presentation.
You can enjoy it too at home with the video below (make sure to follow along with the movements!):
Also, I have been honored with a blog award for one of the best Pre-school blogs in the midwest region. I received an email with the following:
MissStephanie's Pre School Class, was determined to be one of the best Pre-K class blogs in your region!You can see other great teaching blogs in your region here at:www.teachersalaryinfo.com/top-teacher-blogs/top-pre-k-midwest/
Very exciting! I received a special badge to put on our blog:
Friday, October 29, 2010
Throughout all of the activities we worked on remember parts of the story and using multiple adjectives to describe his facial features.
Two big yellow eyes
long blueish greenish nose
big red mouth
sharp white teeth
little squiggly ears
scraggly purple hair
big scary green face
Start thinking about other descriptors you can use with your child while you are taking. Consider making a game of it! Try to name objects in your house, signs you see while driving in the car, and people you know using adjectives (describing words).
"Look at the big, red, brick house!"
"Do you see the small, yellow, sign with the M on it?"
"Dad has a scratchy, brown and grey mustache"
Think of 10 sentences that contain describing words that your family comes up with over the weekend. Write them down and send them into school on Monday. Your child will be able to share it with his/her class.
A grandma on YouTube reading the story:
Monday, October 25, 2010
Here is a slideshow of us working on counting and working at centers:
Last week in the afternoon, we had several kids who were working in the Small Toys area. They started linking chains together and they reached across our room. One of the students had an idea to take the long chain out in the hallway to see how long it was. It reached almost down the entire hallway! After laying out the whole chain, we decided to lay down on the ground and see how many kids tall the chain was. We found out that it was 7 kids tall!
Don't forget to take time this week to work on sorting and following directions activities with your child. The leaf activity we participated in is a great starting off point to think of various types of directions to give. We are working on our thinking skills and processing these directions really gets us thinking! You can do this while eating an after school snack:
-Find one cracker.
-Put two raisins on 1 cracker and eat it.
-Put two crackers in front of you.
-Put one raisin on each cracker.
-Take one raisin off one cracker.
-Eat the cracker that does not have a raisin on it.
You can do it with anything!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Singing the apple song in the PM class:
Singing the apple song in the AM class:
Monday, October 4, 2010
Check out our pictures!