We had so much fun playing with Fall puzzles together. We read ” Pete The Cat Trick or Treat” and really enjoyed playing Halloween BINGO and discussing how the characters in the book were the same/similar to the Halloween BINGO board!
Today in Kids Cooking we made Pumpkin shaped Rice Krispie Treats. We used butter, marshmallows and food coloring. Each child formed their own pumpkin shape and then used a tootsie roll as a stem. It was fun! We also read a book about pumpkins, played the “hot pumpkin” game and colored. It was fun hearing about everyones Halloween costumes and we had a very
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We talked about what Folktales are. We also did some matching of upper/lowercase letters and practiced cutting.
This week in Reading Enrichment we talked about Folktales. The children learned that Folktales are stories that are told over and over again, so the story changes over time. Our Story: The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf We discussed the differences in this version of the story compared to others we had heard. In Small Group we matched upper with the
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In Art Enrichment this week we learned that tape doesn’t absorb our paint. The tape left white lines between our shapes. We used it to create geometric shapes on our canvas. We talked about triangles, rectangles, rhombuses, trapezoids, and pentagons. We then counted the number of sounds in each shape.
We enjoyed retelling and sequencing the poem “The Five Little Apples.”. The children noticed the order of the animals going from smallest to largest. They retold the story by acting it out with felt animals using a felt board. It was a fun afternoon! We were also busy building letters with Kinects toys.
We had a great time making pancakes and sausage. The children learned about cooking safety and hygiene. They also learned how to set the table and we talked about table manners. We also cleaned up together. We read “Pancakes, Pancakes” by Eric Carle and talked about the steps to making pancakes and how important it is to eat a good breakfast.
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The children made monoprints by painting on plastic surfaces, drawing designs in the paint with cotton swabs and placing the paper over the paint. We discussed the prefix “mono” and its meaning. We also mentioned that each piece was unique or a one of a kind.
We had a wonderful time in Afternoon Enrichment this week! We did some exciting Reading, Art and Science Activities. We made some delicious Apple Roll-ups with ice cream in Kids Cooking class and played a fun game in Stay & Play class that the children helped design. In Science we made slime and compared it to playdough. It was a fun week!