Friday, November 30, 2012

Trinity Preschool Activities for Friday, November 30, 2012

Last day of November and we were able to play outside- yea for beautiful weather!

Willow room- MWF class

We read "Ten Christmas Wishes" by Claire Freedom

We asked the children "what do you wish for?"

We decorated green construction paper tree shapes using corks dipped in paint to make ornaments.
We painted Christmas light shapes at the easel.

We did the song "S-A-N-T-A (tune of BINGO), "sticky bubble gum", and "Late last night" for music today.

We did the Santa in a red suit rhyme too.

Maple Room- morning class

We read "The little red hen" by Paul Galdone
We are working on a surprise project for the holiday.
We have doughnut shapes at the easel with pastel puffy paint and sprinkles.  (Puffy paint is 1 part flour and 2 parts salt mixed in with tempra paint)

We did the November song, and practiced our holiday songs for music time.
We did letter H activities on the dry erase boards.  We thought of words that start with the letter H.

Maple room- afternoon class


We read "The little red hen" by Paul Galdone
We are working on a surprise project for the holiday.
We have doughnut shapes at the easel with pastel puffy paint and sprinkles.  (Puffy paint is 1 part flour and 2 parts salt mixed in with tempra paint)

We did the November song, and practiced our holiday songs for music time.


Oak Room- pre-k class

We read 10 little rubber ducks by Eric Carle in the Oak Room today.  We painted a water scene with sponge brushes and counted out 10 ducks to add to our ponds. Some children added eyes and more to the ducks too.
We had a lady bug upper and lower case letter match game out today and a lower case letter sequencing puzzle out too.  We had magnetic writing boards.

We did "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" and the children acted it out.  We did "Get ready, get set, let's dance" for music time.

What starts with the letter K?

Stay & Play:

We read "If you take a mouse to the movies" by Laura Numeroff
We did marble painting today.  We put the marble in a large pretzel jar and rolled it around to decorate the paper inside.

We did "Hello everybody", "Over in the meadow" and "clap, clap, clap your hands" for music time.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Star art for twinkle twinkle little star

We used wax paper sheets that come in a box as the base for the art.


The children painted with yellow glitter paint with some glue added and placed star shapes on the tissue.


We added a stat shape frame on top, leaving the rest of the wax paper showing.

The children sprinkled some gold glitter over their star.


They look pretty on a window, and came out beautiful

Grouchy Lady bug by Eric Carle

We read the story and tied in an art activity by having the children cut a circle, use number stampers to make a clock.  Then they chose which hour to put the ladybug at.

Each child chose where to put their ladybug.

Learning colors and shapes through nursery rhymes and songs in preschool

5 little ducks went out to play, learning about yellow.  We marble painted on duck shapes. We also did 5  green and speckled frogs to learn green.

We learned about black with baa baa black sheep

We did Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater to learn about orange


close up of 5 little ducks to learn about yellow, we did marble painting.

closer look at purple and blue projects.
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triangle learning with I'm a little teapot

Queen of hearts to learn about heart shapes

Crescent shape moons with Hey Diddle Diddle

We learned about circles and squares with Hickory Dickory Dock

We learned black with "Itsy Bitsy Spider"

We did Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to learn about star shapes.

Trinity Preschool Activities for Thursday, November 29, 2012

Willow Room- T/TH class

We read "Bear snores on" by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
We asked the children "What do you like to do in winter?"

We decorated paper with Christmas cookie cutters dipped in glitter paint.  
We painted bell shapes with glitter paint at the easel.




We did "Hello", "Animals Exercising" and "Tap your toe and follow me" for music time.

We talked about what animals do in the winter? We hunted for "nuts" that were hidden in the room for the squirrels.

We added vanilla to our playdough and our room smells like cookie dough.

Maple Room- Thursday class

We read "Splat the cat" by Rob Scotton

We divided the class into two groups and played a different game with each group/then we switch so everybody plays each game.  We played "pop and win alphabet" and "colors and shapes matching game"

Oak Room: 

We continued our Eric Carle series with two stories, "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, what do you hear?" and "The apron"  and Walter the Baker by Eric Carle

We cut out apron shapes and put them in a box. Then we added pine cones dipped in paint and rolled them back and forth to paint the aprons.

We did some restaurant writing - dry erase order pads.
We did " I can dance" alternate sitting still and then dancing for music time.

We asked the children "Does your name have the letter K in it?

Trinity Preschool Activities for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Willow Room: MWF class

We read "Bear snores on" by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
We asked the children "What do you do in the winter?"
For art, we decorated a paper with Christmas cookie cutters dipped in glitter paint.
We had bell shapes at the easel and we painted them with glitter paint.



We did the Hello song, Animals exercising song, and Tap your toe and follow me song for music today.

We talked about what animals do in the winter and we did a game of finding some "Nuts" that were hidden in the room for the squirrels.

Maple Room- morning class:

We read "Bunny Cakes" by Rosemary Wells
We used snowflake stampers on tissue paper to make wrapping paper for our special presents we make our parents.
We had painting at the easel with textured brushes.

We did the December song and we are learning our Holiday songs for our program.

We did some letter H activities and read the letter H book.

Maple Room- afternoon class

We read "Clifford's Birthday Party" by Norman Bridwell

We painted on small paper plates- green; then we added crumpled up tissue paper to look like the ornaments and lights on a tree.
We had watercolors at the easel.

We did "Santa in the brown straw",  "The Pirate song", The December song", and practiced singing some of the holiday songs.

Oak Room: Pre- K class

We continued our Eric Carle series which the children are enjoying by reading "Rooster's off to see the world" .  We also read The letter K book.

We had new play dough in the room, we made pretend cookies and stick building.

We practiced our holiday songs, including "Hot cup of cocoa" and "She'll be coming around the mountain"

We did a small group game "Eric Carle's ABC's"

Stay & Play:

We read "When I grow up" by Al Yankovic

We used plastic rollers and did a large group project painting on a big piece of paper covering the whole table.  The children loved this.

We did "The freeze dance", "Face the facts", and "Hands are for clapping" for music time.

We had a great time with the art and a lot of wonderful building went on with the large wooden blocks.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Trinity Preschool Activities for Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Willow Room- Terrific 2's and 3's class

We had the librarian visit today to read the class stories and tell a flannel board story.

We asked the children "How was your Thanksgiving break?"
We painted using dish scrubbers as a backdrop for a special project we are making.
We painted stars using glittery gold paint.

We did 2 little blackbirds, If you're happy and you know it, and Wiggly Woo for music time.


The chameleon blends in with his background.

We are doing an Eric Carle series of books in the Oak room

Look at all the hidden Chameleon's in the Oak Room


Oak Room- Pre-k class

We read "The Mixed up chameleon" by Eric Carle and "slowly, slowly said the sloth" by Eric Carle
We used roller brushes to paint on paper that we had placed a chameleon on, he blends right in.
We did Baby Bear, and Come and get a smiley face for music time.

The librarian came to our class today to read some stories and do some flannel boards with the children.
We did the letter K mystery bag.  What is in the bag that starts with the letter K?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dramatic Play Bakery Fun at Trinity Preschool

In all of our classrooms during the month of December we set up our dramatic corners at bakery centers. We tend to not put an overemphasis on holidays at our school, we don't use holidays as our main theme or focus, so for us, having a bakery is a good way to tie in Christmas. 

One of our classrooms uses this store front type of set up , but the other two rooms use a puppet theater as the bakery store front.
We give the children some props for baking as well as for running the bakery store and taking orders for food.



Closer view of items we have in our bakery.

We have a "window" in our bakery too.  


We make each of the children their own baker's hats using paper, and a good quality paper napkin or paper towel as the top.  We add their name too.  These are a huge hit!


We have an assortment of store bought and homemade items for our bakeries.  We have donuts made from socks, flannel shaped cookies, and later the children will make salt dough cookies too. 

Close up view of the donuts made from socks.

Trinity Preschool Activities for Monday, November 26, 2012

Welcome back- we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Willow Room: MWF class

We had the librarian from the Mount Prospect public library come to visit our class this morning, she read us some stories and did a felt board rhyme.


We asked the children "How was your Thanksgiving week?"

For art, we painted with dish scrubbers to make a special picture. At the easel we painted with gold glitter paint on star shapes.

We sang "If you're happy and you know it", "2 little blackbirds", and "strolling down the road" at music today.

We did our days of the week and weather today too.
We have the dramatic corner set up as a bakery this month.

Maple Room: morning class

The Mount Prospect librarian came today and read us stories.

We did marble painting with blue and purple paint. At the easel we used broom bristle brushes with red and blue paint.

We are doing letter H activities and talked about the sounds the letter makes.  We looked to see what our alphabet monster ate that started with the letter H. We asked the children if they have the letter H in their name?

We did the November song and started to learn the songs for our holiday program.

We have our dramatic corner set up as a bakery.

Maple Room- afternoon class

We read "Clifford's first school day" by Norman Bridwell

We painted with dish scrubbers dipped in paint.
At the easel we had rollers.

We did 5 little monkeys with nothing to do, "come and get a smiley face", and played the "which cloud is the airplane hiding behind?" for music time.

We have our dramatic corner set up as a bakery this month.

Oak Room: 

We read "The grouchy ladybug" by Eric Carle
and "Does a Kangaroo have a Mother too? also by Eric Carle

The children cut out a circle shape and painted it with watercolors.  Then they used number stampers to stamp numbers to look like a clock around the outer edge.  It will look like a clock.

We did brown bear, deep in the jungle, silly dance contest, and a game of "which cloud is the airplane hiding behind?" for music time

We turned our dramatic play area into a bakery.
We are learning about the letter K.

Stay & Play:

We read "Zoomer's summer snowstorm" 
We had various sizes and kinds of brushes and 3 colors of paint, pink, turquoise and mint green.

We did the freeze dance- but with directed movements, and "sailing, sailing, row, row, row your boat, using rhythm sticks.
We had fun in the dramatic play bakery.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Feast at Trinity Preschool

The children in or Maple room and Oak Room join together to celebrate being Thankful.  We spend some time in the week before talking about being thankful, and about the reason we celebrate Thanksgiving in the first place.  We talk about how the Native Americans helped the Pilgrims their first winter and taught them how to plant crops like corn.  They had a harvest feast together to celebrate and we now have Thanksgiving to remember that and to show our appreciation for all we have. 

The children in our Maple Room come to the feast as the Native Americans and the children in our Oak Room are the Pilgrims.  They welcome the Native Americans into their room.  We enjoy corn muffins and homemade butter (the children make it from heavy cream) and we also have the children each bring in something that we put together as a "friendship mix" - cheerios, m & m's, corn chex, pop corn, raisins, pretzels, etc..  We all sit at one long table and the children wear vests and head feathers or pilgrim hats and tops.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Trinity Preschool Activities for Thursday, November 15, 2012

Willow Room:  Terrific 2's and 3's class

We read "Thanksgiving at our house" by P.K. Hallinan

We asked the children "What is your favorite holiday?"
We made wreaths using real leaves and some paper leave too.
We had roller brushes and turkey shapes at the easel.

We did "The turkey hop", "turkey feathers", and "cool bear hunt" for music.

We baked corn muffins and made our own butter out of heavy cream.

Maple Room- Thursday class
We read "Turkey trouble" by Wendi Silvano

We did The "bear hunt", "bubble gum" and "Take that bean bag" for music time.
We divided the children into two groups and played beginning sounds lotto and what is the opposite game with each group.

Oak Room: Pre- K class

We read "Albert's Thanksgiving" by Leslie Tryon

We put feathers in a pine cone to look like a turkey.
We had easel shapes with watercolors at the easel.

We had a spatial relations play set out, lacing cards, and a cookie shape match game.

We did some turkey rhymes, bean bag alphabet rag, and line up in order of the number on the disk you are holding.

We asked it their name had letter J in it.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Trinity Preschool Activities for Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Willow Room- MWF class

We read "Mouses first fall" by Lauren Thompson

We asked the children "What do you like to play when it is cold outside?

We used water colors and eye droppers to paint coffee filters, They will be our Thanksgiving turkeys.

We had magnetic scare crow pieces to make a scare crow at the easel.

We did "The turkey hop", "Turkey feathers," and "cool bear hunt" for music time.
We did our weather and days of the week.


Maple Room- morning class

We read "Franklin's Thanksgiving" by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark
We painted with real feather dusters on big sheets of paper.
At the easel we painted with letters

We did "The November song", "Old Mc Donald had a band" and used musical instruments.  We did "turkey in the brown straw", and the alphabet sounds song.
We did letter G activities, and played the color game "Where is the rainbow?"

Maple Room- Afternoon class 

We read "How to catch a star" by Oliver Jeffers

We are learning about star shape and diamond shape.

We used gold glitter glue and star shapes on wax paper to make sun catchers.

We had rollers and glitter paint on star shape stencils.

We did "Twinkle, Twinkle, little star" by Debbie O'Neal  and Jerry Pinkey

Oak Room- Pre- K class

We read "Arthur's Thanksgiving" by Marc Brown and "The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving" by Stand and Jan Berenstain

We worked in our journals writing and drawing words that start with the letter J.

We did "turkey feathers song", "tap your toe and follow me", and "5 elephants went out to play"

We read the letter J book, and we talked about magnets and why they stick to things.

Stay & Play:

We read "The bear snores on" by Karma Wilson

We painted with real feathers.

We did two little blackbirds, and "stinky cake" for music time
We did a letter sounds BINGO game and enjoyed the construction zone.

Trinity Preschool Activities for Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Willow Room- T/Th Terrific 2's and 3's class

We read "Thanksgiving feast" by Quinlan B Lee

We asked the children "What is your favorite food to eat at Thanksgiving?

We made turkeys using watercolors , eyedroppers and coffee filters

We painted leaf shapes at the easel.

We did the "Turkey Pokey", "5 little turkeys", and "Under hte deep blue sea" for music today.

We also did Travelin Turkeys to the tune of If you're happy and you know it

Oak Room: Pre- K class

We read "One is a feast for a mouse" by Judy Cox and "Over the river, A turkey's tale" by Derek Anderson
We painted using corn on the cob with fall colors, we will make th eprints into turkeys.

We did "Pass the turkey", "Today is Monday" and we did the turkey feathers song with alphabet letters on the feathers.  We did the letter J song.

We did the mystery bag for the letter J.



Monday, November 12, 2012

Trinity Preschool Activities for Monday, November 12, 2012

Willow Room: MWF class

We read "Thanksgiving feast" by Quinlan B Lee
We asked the children "What is your favorite food to eat at Thanksgiving?"

We made "Thankful plates", we glued pictures of food we are thankful for onto paper plates.
We had magnetic shapes at the easel.

We did "The turkey pokey", "Five little turkeys", "Over the deep blue sea" for music time.

We did "Travelin Turkeys (tune "If you'e happy and you know it")
 

Maple Room- Morning class

We read "The turkey race" by Steve Metzger

We wove place mats to use at our Thanksgiving feast on Friday.

We had tempra paint at the easel with various size brushes.

We did "The November song", "Turkey feathers song (but with  letters on them instead of colors).
"Turkey feathers, turkey feathers, brightly colored, brightly colored.
Name can pick a ______ one, Name can pick a blank one,
sit back down, sit back down."  We usually have various colors and the children are told a color to choose,but this time each feather had an alphabet letter on it and they were told which letter to pick.

We did letter G activities, the G book, do you have a G in your name? and What did hte alphabet monster eat that starts with the letter G?

Maple Room: afternoon class

We read the nursery rhymes "Hey diddle diddle" by Ken Eagle and the Thanksgiving book, "Clifford's Thanksgiving" by Norman Bridwell.

We painted with grey paint on a moon shape paper.  We will add a cow, jumping over the moon.
We had watercolors and brushes at the easel.

We did "Turkey Feathers", "Tap your toe and follow me" , "Hush little baby" and "Down around the corner at the Pumpkin patch" for music time.

We are learning about shapes.

Oak Room- Pre- K class

We read "Turkey Trouble" by Wendi Silvano
and "Twas the night before Thanksgiving" by DAv Pilkey

We made designs on our special tops we will wear as pilgrims at our Thanksgiving feast on Friday.

We did "Turkey in the brown straw", "Come and buy a pumpkin" and "the pirate song".

Stay & Play: 

We read "Splat says Thank you!" by Rob Scotton

We drew pictures using oil pastels.

For music we did "Up, down and around" dancing with scarves and we did a color and shape matching game, find the person with the ones that match yours.

We made clay creations.

Trinity Preschool Activities for Friday, November 9, 2012

Willow Room:  MWF class


We read "Fall leaves fall" by Zoe Hall 

We did a "big" and "little" chart sing leaves of different sizes.
We asked the children "What is your favorite color leaf?

We did "Paper towel leaves" .  We colored with yellow and orange and red markers on paper towel, then sprayed them with water to watch the colors "bleed" and blend.

We had a number game at the easel, the children had to put the numbered corn husks in order.

We did "Leaves on the move" (sung to wheels on the bus), "Jump up, turn around", and "I like my hat" for music time.

We have leaves in our sensory table.
We did a leaf rhyme called 5 little leaves.

Maple room- Morning class:

We read "Mouse's first fall" by Lauren Thompson
We did spool painting on strips of paper to make headbands to wear for our Thanksgiving feast.

We had acorn shapes at the easel and we painted them with glitter paint and spool painters.

We did "The November song", "List of dances", "Tommy Thumb", "Stomp, stomp, clap" "Jump Jim Joe" and the Freeze dance using ribbons.

We did Letter F activities, read read "One is a feast for a mouse" by Judy Cox  We had Pastor Dan guest read to the class today.

Maple Room: Afternoon class

We read 123 Valentine's Day and Queen of Hearths Nursery Rhyme
We are learning about the shape "Heart"
We used a paper towel dipped in paint to dab up and down over a heart shape stencil to make heart shapes.

We had paper with a heart shape cut out and brushes with paint.

We did "The November song", "List of dances" , "Please pass the peas" and "Tommy Thumb" for music time.


Oak Room: Pre- K class

We read "The three little wolves and the big pad pig" a funny variation of the Three little pigs stories we have been reading.

We made buildings with packing peanuts and colored glue.

We put windows on our sky scrapers building we made from painted boxes.

We did some rhyming puzzle match ups and an early math activity center.

We did The turkey hop, and a turkey rhyme for music time.

We asked "What words start with the letter I?"

Stay & Play:  

We read Harriet's Recital" by Nancy Carlson and "Smile A lot" also by Nancy Carlson

We painted with a variety of fun objects, legos, caps, game pieces.

We did "Shake my sillies out" and "Mack chicken dance"

We did some floor puzzles and used large building blocks.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Trinity Preschool Activities for Thursday, November 8, 2012

Willow Room- Terrific 2's and 3's class

We read "Fall leaves fall" by Zoe Hall 

We did a "big" and "little" chart sing leaves of different sizes.
We asked the children "What is your favorite color leaf?

We did "Paper towel leaves" .  We sprinkled powdered paint on paper towels and sprayed them with water to blend the colors.

We had a number game at the easel, the children had to put the numbered corn husks in order.

We did Leaves on the move (sung to wheels on the bus), Jump up, turn around, and I like my hat for music time.

We have leaves in our sensory table.
We did a leaf rhyme called 5 little leaves.

Maple Room: Thursday

We read "Mouse count" by Ellen Stoll Walh

We played a "What shape is missing game", we did a math sequencing puzzle, a match it math game and we acted out our mouse count story.

Oak Room- Pre- K class:

We read "In a people house" by Theo LeSieg and "Come over to my house" by Theo LeSieg
We cut out a house shape and cut pictures from newspaper and ads to glue in our houses.  The children worked very hard on this today- they really took their time to do a good job.

We painted boxes to make a skyscraper.  We did the letter I puzzle.  We did an upper and lower case letter matching puzzle.

We did a rhyming match game- find your partner that matches.
We did the "Mack chicken dance"

Does your Name have the letter "I" in in it.



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Trinity Preschool Activities for Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Willow Room- MWF class

We read "Giving Thanks" by Sarah Fisch
We asked the children "What are you thankful for?"
We worked on cutting skills today.  We cut out feathers for our Thanksgiving "thankful" turkey.
We had magnetic letters at the easel.
We did a rhyme about a turkey called "Who am I?"
We did "The turkey on the farm" (tune Wheels on the bus), "The turkey hop", and "Turkey freeze dance" for music time.

We have real leaves in our sensory table.

Maple Room- Morning Class

We read "Run, turkey, run! "by Diane Mayr

Corn rolling for turkeys, and cut out turkey shapes.
At the easel, we had round shapes with glue and feathers for turkeys

We did "The November song", "Turkey in the brown straw", "Tap your toe and follow me", and "Bean Bag boogie" for music time.

We did Letter " F " activities and played abracadabra ABCDEF- "which letter is missing?" game.


Maple Room- Afternoon class

We read "I'm a little teapot"  by Iza Trapani and Hey Diddle, Diddle, by Kin Eagle

We are learning about triangles and today for art, we glued all different sizes, colors and textures of triangles on a giant triangle shape.

We did "Put your finger in the air", "Animal actions" and "Tap your toe and follow me" for music time.


Oak Room- Pre- K class
We continued our Three little pigs series by acting out the story today.  We took turns playing the wolf and the pigs.  We read The letter I book and the book "Shelter" by Susan Canizares

We worked in our journals drawing pictures of things that start with the letter I and the letter I.
We had out dry erase boards to practice writing alphabet letters.

We explored nuts and bolts.
We have rice in our sensory table.

We made an igloo with a box and packing peanuts and the children are enjoying all the construction themed items in our dramatic play corner.

We did "Stomp, stomp, clap", and "What goes together" 


Stay & Play

Wilbur's space machine" by Lorna Balian was the book we rad today at Stay & Play.

We used fun, popscicle holders with brushes attached for art today.

We did "Teddy Bear", "2 little black birds", "Can you leap like a frog", and "Can't sit still" for music time.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Trinity Preschool Activities for Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Willow Room_ Terrific 2's and 3's class


We read "Pumpkin Cat" by Anne Mortimer

We asked the children if they new where pumpkins grow?
We did "Come and buy a pumpkin" at our second circle time.

We made pumpkin prints by using real mini pumpkins cut in half, dipped in paint and pressed up and down onto our paper. We used orange pant.

We did "Pumpkin in the red barn", "face the facts," and "give me a clap" for music  time.

We cut open a real pumpkin at choice time and talked about what we found inside, we discussed the texture (touch) and smell.


Oak Room:  Pre- K class


We did another version of The Three little pigs using a felt board and felt pieces.

We also read "Wise up silly owl" by Steve Metzger

We painted with potato mashers - (it looks like bricks on the paper).

We did "Today is Monday", "Put your finger in the air", and "I can hammer".

We are learning about nocturnal animals.
Our dramatic play area is a construction zone!
We did the mystery bag with the letter I items- we had to guess what was in the bag that starts with the letter I.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Trinity Preschool Activities for Monday, November 5, 2012

Willow Room- MWF class

We read "Pumpkin Cat" by Anne Mortimer

We asked the children if they new where pumpkins grow?
We did "Come and buy a pumpkin" at our second circle time.

We made pumpkin prints by using real mini pumpkins cut in half, dipped in paint and pressed up and down onto our paper. We used orange pant.

We did "Pumpkin in the red barn", "face the facts," and "give me a clap" for music  time.

We cut open a real pumpkin at choice time and talked about what we found inside, we discussed the texture (touch) and smell.

Maple Room:  Morning class:  

We read "Thanks for Thanksgiving" by Julie Markes

We cut feathers for our classroom Thanksgiving turkey.  The children said what they were thankful for and we will write the answers on each feather.

We had feather painting at the easel.

We did "Turkey feathers", The November song, and Funny fall animals" for music time.

We did letter F activities- letter sounds, and asked the children "Do you have the letter F in your name?


Maple Room- Afternoon class

We did Jack and Jill, and Old Mother Hubbard nursery rhymes today.  

we cut out feather shapes and the children told us something they are thankful for at art time today.

We used paint with brushes at the easel.

We did "The pirate ship" , "Little Fish," and "Today is Monday" for music time.

Today we were learning about the shape "Square".

Oak Room- Pre- K class

We read the story of the "Three Little Pigs".  We also read "The great monster hunt" by Norbert Landa

We cut out house shapes and glued them onto a blue paper background.  Then we glued straw on one, sticks on another and "bricks" on the third.  We used a stamper shaped like a pig to add pigs to our houses.

We changed our dramatic play area into a building center with many different kinds of blocks.  
We are learning about the letter I this week.

Stay & Play: 

We read "Ready for anything!" by Keiko Kasza 

We dripped paint onto paper, then we covered the paper with wax paper and used a rolling pin to smush the paint. When we pulled up the wax paper, we had a design on that as well as on our paper.

We did "Twist and shout" and "Hokey Pokey" using ribbons and bells to dance to the music.





Sunday, November 4, 2012

Trinity Preschool for Friday, November 2, 2012

Willow Room- MWF class

We had Firefighter Jim visit our class today to talk about fire safety. He put on all of his gear and showed us how he sounds when he has his helmet on too.
We read "Flashing fire engines" by Tony Mitton 

We asked the children "Have you ever visited a fire station?"
We used corks and black paint to put spots on a Dalamation fire dog shape at the easel. 
We stamped the numbers 911 on a fire hat.

We did "Fire fighter song", "Fire truck song", and "Put your finger on" for music time.

Maple Room- Morning class:

We read "I know an old lady who swallowed a pie" by Alison Jackson.

We made a print by painting on bubble wrap and pressed paper on top to make a print. 

We had our vests for our Thanksgiving feast at the easel to decorate.

We did "The November song", " The Month's song", "Bean Bag Boogie", "Put that bean bag", "Little Fish", "Turkey in the straw", "Tap your toes" for music today.

We had fire fighter Jim come to talk to our class today.
We read "No dragons for tea"- Fire safety for kids by Jean Pendziwol 

We did Letter E activities.  

Maple Room- Afternoon class: 

We did the nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory dock" and are talking about the shape rectangle today.  

We used number stampers on a rectangle shape to make a clock
We had spools on handles at the easel.

We did "The November song, Month's song, 5 little ducks, hickory dickory dock song, and 5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate.

We read "The completed hickory dickory dock" by Jim Aylesworth

Oak Room: Pre-K class

We read "Sam and the firefly" by P.D. Eastman

We thought of words that start with the letter H.

We used letter stampers to male words on paper to illustrate our story.

We did "Find the number cards, pegboard designs, and letter bead stringing for some special activities.

We did The opposites game (song), and "This old man" a rhyming song for music time.
We did an experiment today, "What cleans pennies better?" vinegar or soapy water.  We used Q-tips to find out.

Stay & Play:

We read "Cindy Moo" by Lori Mortensen

We used sponge shape stampers.

We did "I like my hat" and used bean bags as our hats.  We did the Train song, we balanced beanbags on different body parts as we moved around the room.
We did building with large blocks today too.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Trinity Preschool Activities for Thursday, November 1, 2012

Willow Room- Terrific 2's and 3's class

We read "Flashing Fire Engines" by Tony Mitton
We asked the children "Have you ever seen a fire fighter?"
We had a visit form Fire fighter Jim  today in our classroom. He showed us his uniform and all of his fire safety gear.

We decorated fire fighter hats with 911 stampers.
We had cork painting on a firehouse shaped dog at the easel.

We sang "Wheels on the fire engine", "I'm a fire fighter" and "The fire truck song" for music time.

We did a fire fighter song too and talked about what fire fighters do.

Maple Room- Thursday class

We read "Aunt Ant leaves through the Leaves" ( a play on words that sound the same) by Nancy Coffelt

We sang "Tommy Thumb", and "There's a dog in school" for music time.
We did the alphabet Mystery box, played number BINGO, and we did a cutting project today.

Oak Room:

We read "Owl Babies" by Martin Waddell.

We asked the children if they have the letter H in their name?

We made 3D trees from cardboard tubes, strips of paper, silk leaves, tissue paper pieces and pipe cleaners.

We played a shapes board game, a size comparison math activity and some lacing.

We did "Hurry, hurry, drive the firetruck" and "Can you leap like a frog" and action song, for music time.

We had Fire fighter Jim visit our class today to talk about fire safety.
Make sure you have working smoke detectors in your house.