Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fish Tales

Unseasonably warm weather has us believing we are not too far off from summer weather (we here in central know better!)   It's fun with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom & the beach for our TTh classes and a 'trip' to Hawaii for our MWF classes.  The MWF classes will also have stencils in the art center so they can trace, color and cut out fish for our bulletin board. 





Thursday, February 16, 2017

You Are Unique

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Walt Disney

Some of the friends chose to finger paint an elephant during center time.

For our group project, students chose either stripes or spots.

What did your child choose? 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Be Gentle

Only the weak are cruel. 
Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. 
Lou Buscaglia

We will be celebrating Valentine's Day today with our 3 y/o but on Thursday more fun with elephants and our buddy, Elmer.   
 Little handprints make cute little elephants. 

Dot markers are at the easel. 
Be like an elephant!   Be strong and gentle!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Picasso---Rose or Blue?

Our MWF classes are exploring the works of Pablo Picasso.  The children decided if they wanted to use rose or blue crayons and die cuts.

They learned how to lighten and  darken colors with white and black.  Paints are available at the easel to paint like Picasso!

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fun Food Friday---Conversation Hearts

We love providing new food experiences for the children at MCP.  This year we have put those experiences into a short lesson we call 'Fun Food Friday'.  This past Friday, we used conversation hearts for some tasty lessons in math. 

Each child received a small box of conversation hearts.  We sorted. 
We looked for the group with the greatest.  We found groups that had equal amounts.
We discovered that not all of the boxes had the same number of candies. We counted out ten candies (plus every once in awhile we ate one!)
A fun math activity for you and your child at home!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Bye, Bye, Bye...

Time for our ninth cereal box fort to be deconstructed. 
What do you do with 340 cereal boxes?   A lot?  Check it out...