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It was a busy week filled with fun holiday activities!

We had a great time wrapping gifts and making Christmas cards,  We also started making gingerbread houses. It was fun playing the dreidel game together and making our own menorahs by cutting and gluing the candles and practicing our numbers 1 through 8.  We also ate potato latkes with applesauce.  They were delicious!  Thanks to one of our very talented class parents we enjoyed
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We played Snowman and Santa tic-tac-toe and read a book with character puppets we made.

We had a fun afternoon in Stay and Play playing games together including Snowman and Santa tic-tac-toe.  We did some building and then made our own puppets for the characters in the Gingerbread Mouse by Kathy Bratun.  We acted out the book as Mrs. McLaughlin read the story. We had a great afternoon!

Tutti A Tavola A Mangiare!!!

We had a great time cooking Italian food together today!  We started off by making a salad and homemade Italian salad dressing. Next we made garlic bread and then the pasta!  It was delicious!!  For dessert we made and ate pizzelle.  We talked about Italian family traditions too.  It was a wonderful afternoon!    

Reading Enrichment was all about rhyming and beginning sounds today!

In Reading Enrichment we played a Guess and Check Game practicing our beginning sounds.  We worked in pairs to describe pictures with the other child’s beginning sound card.  The teacher checked everyone’s beginning sound pictures and asked each child to name their beginning letter sound.  We also played a “Cookies and Milk” beginning sound rhyming game using the letters C and M.  We also read
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We painted beautiful poinsettias in Art today.

Today in Art Enrichment we painted festive poinsettias using petal shaped sponges and then added some sparkle.  They came out lovely!

In Science this afternoon we had fun doing an experiment.

We did a fun experiment today in Science Afternoon Enrichment class.  We learned that vinegar is an acid.  It reacts with the salt to remove something called copper oxide, which was making the pennies dull.  We also did experiment with a lemon/salt  and an orange juice/salt solution. The lemon solution also cleaned and the orange juice did too but not as well. We decided there
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We had fun at Tumble Time and making holiday projects this week!

Having fun and strengthening our gross motor skills on a dreary, wet morning! We enjoyed exploring our new indoor space!  We also had a great time making festive decorations together! Our Monday/Wednesday class made festive decorations for our classroom using paint, glitter and marbles!

We had a spectacular week with Mr. D, Decorating and Designing. We did a fun science project and so much more!

The children in the five day Pre-K class were DEFINITELY surprised to DISCOVER Mr D hiding DOWN low!  He brought many DECORATIONS for the children to make to prepare for the upcoming holidays in DECEMBER.  The children also read two stories about gingerbread children and created a Venn diagram to compare the two stories.  The children also made a graph to find out what
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We had a great week learning about animals and the letter”H”. We also started decorating for the upcoming holidays and had fun at our Tumble Time class!

This week the children continued to learn about hibernation and nocturnal animals.  Our letter of the week was “H” and on Friday the children made hedgehogs while practicing fine motor scissor cutting. This week we also began decorating our classroom and bulletin boards for the upcoming holidays.  The children decorated Christmas balls, made evergreen trees and painted stockings for our “fireplace.” The children also had their
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It was a super week meeting Ms. S and talking about the seasons!

This week we met Ms. Ss Super Socks and we practiced letter formation by tracing S in Shaving cream. We also discussed clothes we wear in each of the 4 seasons, sorting through socks and finding pairs.  We read the story, ” The Mitten” and used scissors to cut out mittens size ordering them from smallest to biggest. We also took silly sock pictures.
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