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Building with 3A

For the past two weeks, the children have been exploring a mini study on construction and building.  The children used a variety of materials including branches, blocks, pool noodles and tinker toys to build houses and buildings.  They explored and discovered which materials are the strongest, which are difficult to build with and which were the most fun! Now that spring has arrived and the weather
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3A Welcomes Spring

Over the last few weeks, 3A has been working hard on letter recognition and sound recognition!  We have been exploring and practicing the letters R, K and O.  The children were using fine motor skills to build rainbows, sew tails on kites and create an orange octopus.  The children also started an exploration of balls. They discovered the different games and sports we can play with balls,
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Animals and Hearts to start February for PreK-3A

It has been a very busy two weeks for the three-year-old class! The children started off by celebrating the Chinese new year, the year of the pig, by making  pink pig puppets and painted pigs with pom-pom balls!   Our class also celebrated Valentine’s Day, making valentines for their parents, sharing valentines with each other, and celebrating with a Valentines party for the class.
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PreK 3A explores winter!

The 3’s have been having a blast exploring winter, new letters, and closing out our month-long clothing study!  In addition, the letters J and M took center stage the past two weeks!   The children practiced letter formation, brainstormed for J and M words and completed fun letter related projects. The children also worked on groups creating shape matches, identifying different shapes and counting how many
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The three’s are busy bees!

2019 is off to a nice busy start for in the 3s!  The children have been working on letter and sound recognition, as well as counting and sorting items in our classroom!   They have been working on tracing their names, cutting with scissors, and creating beautiful works of art!  The class started our Clothing Study this month, exploring different types of clothes, why
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PreK- 3A Has Been Having Fun With Many Fall Activities!

For the past two weeks the pre-K-3 children have been very busy learning new letters, working on forming letters,  and doing lots of fall crafts! Last week the children used their fine motor skills to practice tracing their names! They also created process artwork with fall themed art supplies, including feathers, fall colored tissue paper, Pom pom balls and precut turkeys, leaves and owls.
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PreK 3A had a great week celebrating Halloween and all things Pumpkins!

The children carved and explored the inside of a pumpkin, using the five senses to learn about the inside and outside of the pumpkin.    We made our own pumpkins and used fine motor skills to make pumpkin bracelets.  We enjoyed a huge Halloween feast on Tuesday and Wednesday!  Thank you to everyone who donated food and supplies for our parties!! Last week, we
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PRE K 3A HAS HAD A VERY BUSY TWO WEEKS!

The PreK 3A class has been very busy the last two weeks exploring shapes, sorting, letters  and numbers!  The children were introduced to the letters Cc and Ll and did several creative projects for each letter. The children made paper Chocolate chip cookies and glued them in the shape of a Cc. They also went on a leaf hunt and glued leaves to the
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THE PREK 3A CLASS EXPLORED EVERYTHING APPLE THIS WEEK!

It’s apple picking season and that means the Pre-K 3A children explored everything apple!!  We explored the different types of apples, the colors apples come in,  and what the inside of an apple looks like. This week the children worked on apple tree projects and colored apples with tiny worms as a cute reminder of one of our stories,  Apple Picking Day!  During  small
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We had a busy wonderful week in Mrs. Roth & Mrs. Pietschkers’ PreK3A Class!

This week we learned about the beach and ocean life, exploring different types and sizes of seashells and discovering which animals live in the ocean. We read several stories, including Clifford’s Beach Day and Rainbow Fish. The children painted their own seashells and created their own rainbow fish with sparkle scales made of glitter. The children were also introduced to our classroom pet Caramel,
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