Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
This is the season to talk about apples so we took a look at apples today. First the children listened as a story was read to them with a riddle in it. They had to see if they could help the little boy figure out what was a little red house with no windows and no doors and a star inside. The little boy asked several people and finally the wind blew an apple down right in front of him. When he took it home his mother cut the apple in half and there was a star inside. Children are always fascinated by this because usually a cut apple doesn't have the star showing. We read a story about Apple Pie ABC from the Lucy's Garden selections and played a rhyming game about 5 apple on the tree. As the wind blows the apples down one by one, the childdren loved piling on the floor. We finished up the morning learning how to play Johnny Appleseed Tic Tac Toe.
Aliens on Vacation was the book that we discussed on our celebration of Teens and Tweens Read Week whch was a week earlier. After drawing our own interpretations of some pretty weird alien beings, we talked about the book's adventures and then had some yummy ice cream sundaes. The kids had some good thoughts about the book. We found out it also counts for Reading Counts at school for something like 18 points, so that made it even more of a good read!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
We also practiced out cutting skills using a scissors to cut out a picture of the wolf dressed in grandma's clothes in her bed.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
There were Jack characters all over the place in preschool story hour today. We listened to the stories of "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Jack Rabbit and the Jellybean Stalk," and looked at the J bag of letters for words that began with the letter J. Then we learned the rhyme about "Jack Be Nimble." We practiced being nimble by jumping over a cardboard candlestick. Mimi and Erik practiced being BIG, BAD GIANTS with BIG feet!