Thursday, April 9, 2015

Trinity Preschool Activities for Thursday, April 9, 2015

Willow Room:

We read "The three little pigs" by David Gordon

We painted using different size cups.  The children dipped the rims of various size cups in paint and pressed the rims onto paper to make all kinds of over lapped circles.

We painted flower shapes using different gears dipped in paint.  We added dowel rods to the gears to make handles.

We did a review of our nursery rhymes.

We did "There is a dog in school", and "Little Fish" for music time today.

We did a 5 little flowers rhyme and we also read Mouse's First Spring by Lauren Thompson

Oak Room:

We read "Pout Pout Fish" by Deborah Diesen

We also read "Starfish" by Edith Thatcher Hurd

The children cut out a star shape, and used puffy paint to paint it to look like a star fish.  They added cheerios to look like the suction cups on the star fish.

We did 5 little fish swimming in the sea and each of the children had props for the song.

We did a rhyming sounds matching activity, the children found there match partner .

Maple Room:

We read Bob and Otto By Robert OBrien and Arthur's April Fool by Marc Brown

We played Uno Attack today.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Trinity Preschool Activities for Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Maple Room:

We read "Clara Caterpillar" by Pamela Duncan Edwards

We painted paper plates a bright color to turn into our classroom caterpillar.

We had water colors at the easel.

We did letter B activities.

We practiced our Mother's Day songs

We did the estimating jar today, How many animal counters do we estimate are in the jar.

We brought in the special ramps with magnets that create different paths and metal that makes musical sounds.

Oak Room:

We read "Fish is fish" by Leo Lionni and "Pigs make me sneeze" by Mo Willems

We worked on numbers in our journals, we did numbers 1-5 today.  The children wrote the number, then wrote the numeral, and made that number of dots on the page.

We did the Freeze dance with jingle bets on
We did Splendid ocean song, and couch potato pokey for music today.

we did our estimating jar using sea shells today.

We had the water table in the room again today.

Willow Room:

We read "The three little pigs" by David Gordon

We reviewed the nursery rhymes we learned and talked about what their favorite nursery rhyme is.

We painted circles using a variety of different size round containers.  The children dipped the top circle of the container into paint and made circles on their paper.

We painted at the easel with gears attached to a dowel rod.

We did There is a dog in school and little fish for music today.

We did a 5 pretty little flowers rhyme.

We had a special visitor today,Samantha came from her classroom to show us pictures of tapping a maple tree, and making maple syrup.  Then we got to taste the fresh maple syrup on some waffles.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Trinity Preschool Activities for Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Oak Room: Pre - K class

We read "Diary of a worm" by Doreen Cronin and "Let's go for a drive" by Mo Willems

We painted with rubber worms that were taped onto a stick.  The children dipped the worm in paint and then dragged it back and forth across the paper.

We did "When I was a little fish" and "the Whale and the fish" for music today.

We had the water table today with boats and little fish.

Willow Room:

We did the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle" today.  We read the book by Melissa Everett

We painted using a spoon with a mixture of flour, salt, and paint and glue.  We will add the cow and the moon to it. to go with the rhyme.

We did the Hey diddle diddle song/rhyme and show me what you feel, and shadow dances for music today.

We did a rainbow soup rhyme.

Trinity Preschool Activities for Thursday, April 2, 2015

Oak Room: Pre- K class

We read "Clam I am! All about the beach" by Tish Rabe ( a cat in the hat book about clams)

We made a paper plate fish.  The children cut a small triangle out of the paper plate and it becomes the mouth.  Then they glue the triangle on the other end of the paper plate to become the tail.

Then they glued colored tissue paper onto the fish shape to make a beautiful fish.

We did "Went to the pet store ( a fish rhyme) and Octopus's Garden - we used ribbons to pretend we were the octupus and we pretended to swim to the music, through the garden.

We finished up with the letter Z today and used the dry erase boards to practice writing the letter Z and drawing pictures of things that start with the letter Z.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Trinity preschool activities for Monday, April 6, 2015

Oak room

We read " the tickly octopus" by Ruth Galloway and "There is Baird on your head" by Mo Willems .

We used toilet paper rolls to make octopus. 
We did 5 little fish swimming in the sea, and stomp, stomp, clap for music today.

We did an experiment with various kinds of sponges to see if different kinds of sponges hold more or less water.

Willow room

We read I'm a little teapot by is a Trapani

We used sweetened condensed milk with food color added to. it to paint on toast.
We had a tea party for snack.

We painted rainbows using tempura paint and sponge brushes.

We did I'm a little teapot using the body motions. If you are happy and you know it, and on the count of 5.  We also did the rainbow pokey using rainbow colored ribbons.

We did a rainbow soup rhyme.

We made a chart of words that start with the letter p.

Maple room

We read "Does a kangaroo have a mother too?" by Eric Carle

We worked on our Mother's Day invitations today
We had pink, yellow, green paint at the easel with texture brushes.

We practiced our songs for Mother's Day

We practiced letter B activities today.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Trinity Preschool Activities for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Oak Room- Pre- K class

We read "Commotion in the Ocean" by GilesAndreae (highlights many sea creatures)
and we read "I am a fish- The life of a clownfish" by D. Stille

We worked in our journal notebooks on the letter Z words and pictures

We painted a clown fish at the easel.

We have our dramatic play area set up as an under the sea adventure.

We did Baby Beluga song and book, and we did "We dove into the ocean" a song about sea creatures using props and action songs.

We did our graph, Does your name have the letter Z in it?

We had the water table with fish sorting.

We did an estimating jar of how many marbles are in Jar A?  We had jar B with 100 marbles in it and so we could use that as a comparison to decided how many were in the Jar A.

Maple Room:

We read "The Berenstain Bears and the big Red Kite" by Stan and Jan Berenstain

We did a cutting project, we cut out kites.
We had watercolors with fingers as paintbrushes.

We did letter F activities and we took the children out in small groups to play a number recognition game.

We did the April song (first day of it), and the Month's song. We also started practicing our songs for Mother's Day.

Willow Room:

We did the rhyme "little Miss Muffet" by Iza Trapani

We asked the children "Do you have the letter P in your name?

We used spoons as our method of painting, the children cold drip paint off the spoon, or use the back of the spoon to spread the paint or make prints with the spoon.

After we did the Little Miss Muffet rhyme today, we had the children act it out.  Some children pretended to be Miss Muffett, and some pretended to be the spider who scared her away.

We did "Little fish, let's go swimming" and "Jump up, turn around" for music today.

The children are enjoying the construction zone we have set up in the dramatic play area,  We have trucks, tracks, tools, construction hats, vests to wear too.

Stay and Play:

We read "Its only Stanley" by Jan Agee

We drew with a white crayon on paper inside a stencil.  Then we painted over it with glitter water colors.

We played with the parachute and a stomp rocket outside today.  It was beautiful outside.

We did Disappearing rabbits- Guess which number rabbit was taken away?

We did 5 black and shiny crows a sing a long rhyme

We used incline tubes with marbles and cars.