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We learned all about the “at” family in Reading Enrichment today!

Today in Reading Enrichment we learned all about the “at” family and we traced the beginning letters to “at” words.  The children enjoyed the book “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!” by Lucille Colandro.  We found the rhyming “at” words in the book .  We also had fun playing a letter vest game. It was a great afternoon!

We have been busy exploring, learning, practicing and playing!

It has been a busy few weeks in the 3’s classroom.  From voting in a mock election where the children voted on snack and the book of the day, to seasonal and Thanksgiving projects, the children have been learning, sharing and exploring new things. Building their fine motor skills and practicing scissor cutting, the children painted Fall leaves, created corn stalks and pumpkin pies,
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We had fun with Picasso Faces

We talked about abstract paintings: A non-lifelike portrayal of real life objects.  We compared realist pictures to abstract pictures. We also discussed profiles as the side view of our face, as opposed the looking at someone straight in the face.  Next we read a short biography on Picasso.  

A great week full of fun Fall activities!

We had a great time playing together this week and making so many wonderful projects!  We made some amazing scarecrows and turkeys. We also made pumpkin pie!  We talked about Thanksgiving and our upcoming Thanksgiving feast.  Everyone decided what they would bring to share at our Thanksgiving feast in class. The children also each made their own Thanksgiving booklets and placemats. It was another
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Polly Who? Polymer!

We each filled our 1 quart plastic bag with water.  We each took sharpened pencils and pushed them through the bag, into the water and out the other side of the bag. The water didn’t spill out!  Plastic is a polymer.  Polymers are made of long chains of small particles called molecules.  They are also flexible (bend easily) so they form around the pencil
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We had a busy week preparing for Thanksgiving.

The children in the 5 day Pre-K had a busy week.  They prepared for Thanksgiving by talking about what they are thankful for. They created turkeys. There was so many gobble gobble sounds in the room! The children drew pictures of their favorite Thanksgiving Day foods and also learned how to set a holiday table. The children also enjoyed a visit from Ms V.
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We made (and ate) a food feast in Cooking Enrichment Class today.

Today in Kids Cooking Enrichment Class we had fun making crescent roll-ups and next we cut them into pinwheels.  While they were cooking we cut up vegetables and made a dip.  Last, but not least, is dessert!  We decorated Turkey cupcakes!  We had fun preparing everything and then eating!    

Today we read “Cookies Week” and did a Cause and Effect chart together.

We read “Cookies Week” and completed a chart together recalling what Cookie the cat did each day of the week.  The chart showed the Cause and Effect of each activity.  We also practiced writing the weekdays.

We completed our Emily Carr inspired trees. They came out great!

The children finished their Emily Carr trees today.  We used watercolor and tempera paint, and added coffee filters for leaves and texture. During the class we also discussed the concept of abstract art.

Even though it was a short week we were busy with many fun activities!

Even though this was a short week, it was busy and filled with many fun activities. The children concluded their science study on leaves and trees by making three dimensional trees out of clay. All the trees came out amazing and it was also a wonderful fine motor activity.  The children also incorporated  many of the things we found on our nature walk into
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