Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cherry Blossoms

Our MWF classes enjoyed a short fun filled trip to Japan to see Hanami-the cherry blossoms.  We learned children all over the world celebrate many types of festivals with their families. 

We sorted, made patterns and counted yen-

Cherry blossoms make spring beautiful-

Ask your child about their 'trip' to Japan!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Our TTh 3 y/o class had fun with Martin Waddell's book Owl Babies today.  Our project was creating one of the owl babies.  Children used scissor to snip around an oval.  We added eyes and a  beak and these projects will be ready to hang in family gallery on Thursday.

We also are putting birds in birdhouses to practice our counting!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hello, Spring!

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant"
Anne Bradstreet

We'll be 'travelling' to Japan this week to celebrate Cherry Blossom Festival. We will add pink blossoms to this winter tree.

Why do we travel with our preschoolers?  It provides us an opportunity to share that children all over the world celebrate holidays in many different ways.  We talk about if the children are awake, at school or sleeping.  They know that the children all over the world can get a Happy Meal at McDonald's! 

Here are a few things we have planned---

Thursday, March 16, 2017

What Eggs-actly Did We Do Today?

We piled 20 books on 4 eggs!
You can easily do this at home with your child! 
How to---

Some of our friends walked on eggs (this is a lot more fun than walking on eggshells!)
I found this one on Steve Spangler's website---

I love, love, love Steve Spangler's approach to teaching science.  For more ideas---
(Also, lots of videos on YouTube)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Letter U

We will have the letter U under the art table today
for some unexpected fun!  Tape some paper under the table for your child to color!