Friday, February 13, 2015

Trinity Preschool Activities for Friday, February 13, 2015

Willow Room

We read "The giant hug" by Sandra Horning

We are talking about the letter H and asked the children today if they have the letter H in their name.  They look at their names and then add it to the yes column or the no column.
We also looked at items that begin with the letter H.

We decorated Valentine's wreaths by decorating a paper plate (with the middle cut out ) with fun foam shapes and stickers.

We had Hershey kiss shape paper at the easel with wire egg whisks as our paint tools.

We played "Pass the Valentine" ( like hot potato, but with a Valentine shape), we did the Heart Freeze Dance and Hearts on the move for music today.

We did a 5 little Valentines Rhyme ( to the tune of 5 little ducks went out to play)

We passed our Valentines out to each other today too.

Maple Room:

We read "Franklin's Valentine" by Paulette Bourgeois

We baked Valentine Cookies

We had roller brushes with pink, purple and white paint.

We played Pass the Heart ( like Hot Potato but with a heart shape)

We did our Valentine exchange today.

Oak Room:

We read Library Mouse- Home sweet Home" by D. Kirk and My First Valentine's Day book" by Marian Bennett

We had watercolor pencils at the easel.

We drew pictures with oil pastels at the art table.

We passed out our Valentine's to our friends today.

We played Pass the heart (like hot potato) for music time
We did some Valentine's rhymes

We did our dry erase boards with the letter T words and pictures

Stay and Play:

We listened to a story on a CD, called the "Ice Cream king" by Steve Metzger

We used paint that was put into popscicle holders and paint brushes were taped to the popscicle sticks.  We painted on an ice cream shape paper.

We did "Rhythms on parade"- we marched around the room using rhythm sticks. and we did "Sammy".

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Trinity Preschool Activities for Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Willow Room:

We have a post office set up in our dramatic play area and have fun being the postal workers and the customers.

Today we read "Never Mail an Elephant" by Mike Thaler

We asked the children if they have the letter F in their name? Our letter this week is the letter F.

We fingerpainted on bubble wrap with red and white finger paint.  They turned into the color pink.

We painted on a fish shape with rollers that have wavy lines on them.

We did "Can you leap like a frog?", "Five fish swimming in the sea", and "Little fish, let's go swimming"

We did a 5 little letters rhyme, and we looked at objects that start with the letter F. We thought of words that start with the letter too.

Maple room:

We read "Tortoise brings the mail" by Dee Lillegard

We used Dab a doo painters to make a negative image.  We gave the children paper that had a heart shape placed on top.  The children used dab a dot painters to cover the paper.  It created a heart shape design and  then when you remove the heart paper, it makes a negative heart shape image.

We had heart shapes with tissue and glue at the easel.

We did letter R activities.

We did The February Song, Snowman Pokey, and 5 little hearts for music today.

We had pink, red and purple objects and gems in the sensory table with water for they children to explore.

Our dramatic corner is set up as a post office.  The children are enjoying playing postal worker and customer.

Oak Room: Pre- K class

We read "I.Q. goes to the library" by Mary Ann Fraser and "Seal's Silly Sandwich" by Dorothy Sklar

Our letter this week is S and we drew pictures and wrote words in our journal that begin with the letter S.

 Our sensory table has pinto beans with valentine hearts, scoops and cups.

We are starting to do an estimating jar each Wednesday and today was alphabet blocks.  This activity helps children learn to look at something and make a "rough estimate" of how much is in there.  They usually start out with huge number guesses, and as the weeks go by, they will get closer in their estimates.

We did Bean Bag boogie, and the letter sounds song for music time.

Stay and Play:

We read "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolan today.

We made a paper plate heart, we gave the children a paper plate with a heart cut out of the middle.  The children were given tissue paper and colored glue and could either scrunch the tissue paper up or glue it on flat.

We did Brown Bear, Brown Bear, White snowman and Stomp, stomp clap for music today.

Trinity Preschool Activities for Thursday, February 6, 2015

Maple Room- Thursday class

We read "Giraffes can't dance" by Giles Andreae

We practiced our names, and also February words.
We did a math game

We did a game where the children pulled a card out of a bag and said whether it was an alphabet letter or a word.   Ex:  pull a card out with "D" on is a letter.  or a card with "Dog" on it, it is a word.

Oak Room: Pre-k class

We read "Our library" by Eve Bunting

We dripped paint on paper that was on a slant board using pipettes to drip various colors of paint.  The children had to manage getting the paint up into the pipette and then holding it on on the right angle to get it to drip down the paper as they squeezed it.

We did the song "Colors' by Hap Palmer, the children were each holding a color and they had to follow the song as to whether to sit or stand when that color was called.

We also did Letters on the bus to the tune of wheels on the bus.  The letter on the bus goes ...

We did a small group activity where the children sorted alphabet letters by various attributes, letters with a curve, letters with only straight lines, lower case letters, upper case letters.

We did our letter chart for S, Does your name have the letter S in it?

Willow Room:

We read "Little Mouse's Big Valentine by Thacher Hurd

we talked about gong to a post office.  We have a post office set up in our classroom.

We fingerpainted with red and white paint on bubble wrap to make pink.  Then we made a print of our painting.  We used X and O stampers to decorate a heart shape ( symbols often used for Hugs and Kisses)

We did a shape rhyme and we did a 5 little letters felt rhyme activity.

We did :ittle Fish, Can you leap like a frog? and Five fish swimming in the sea for music today.