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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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PREK 3A HAD AN AMAZING FIRST FEW WEEKS OF SCHOOL!

We made it through our first two weeks of preschool with very few tears and tons of smiles! The children in Pre-K 3A did an amazing job and I am so proud of each and every one of them. During our first few days,  the children were introduced to some of our learning centers including Dramatic Play, Legos Cars and Trucks and our Art
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The 3 Year Old’s had a super fun week!

Even though it was a short school week, the 3’s still packed in the fun!  On Tuesday and Wednesday the children celebrated a great school year with their Spring Fling Celebration!  Three hours of outdoor exploring and fun had the children participating in a water balloon toss, basketball and soccer games, a bean bag toss and a fun game of “keep it up” with
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Mrs. Roth’s class had fun with kites, pony rides and exploring both playgrounds.

This week the children learned about how kites fly and how to make a kite.  the children decorated their own kites and answered a talking prompt about where they would fly if they were kites. We also learned about horses,  the jobs they have, and how they can help people. On Wednesday and Thursday two ponies visited the school and the children were each
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This week Mrs. Roth’s class practiced numbers, learned about symmetry and used their immaginations …and more.

This week the children practiced their number recognition and counting skills.  We have been practicing counting to 20 and the children made watermelon slices and added fingerprint seeds by counting to 20. The children also learned about symmetry this week.  They used pieces of tape to divide things in half and decide if they are symmetrical.  The children also created symmetrical pieces of art
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Mrs. Roth’s class had fun with the newly hatched chicks, planting and learning with an enviroscape.

This week the children were able to help welcome 12 baby chicks to the school as our eggs began to hatch on Monday night! The children were able to watch the chicks up close and even pet and hold them in their hands!! The children also did some fun gardening this week, planting their lima beans seeds in dirt now that the roots have
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We had a fun week learning about nature.

This week the children in Mrs. Roth’s class enjoyed a lot of animal activity!  We watched as our caterpillars emerged from their chrysalis and became butterflies. The children had an opportunity to be wrapped in crepe paper to feel what it must be like inside a cocoon.  The children then broke out of their crepe paper cocoons just like our butterflies.  On Thursday and
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Mrs. Roth’s class had a great week talking about Spring time and learning about safety!

This week the children spent time observing our Catapillars that are now fully in their cocoons waiting to transform into butterflies. The children made butterflies of their own using water bottles to spray paint to create colorful wings. The children also planted lima beans by wetting paper towels and placing the beans in clear plastic bags. we hung these in the windows so we
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Mrs. Roth’s class had fun this week with animals, caterpillars, letter sounds and talking about Spring.

This week the children continued learning about different animals as part of our ongoing animal unit. This week our focus was on animals that enjoy water, wet areas or rainy weather, such as fish, frogs, toads, turtles, ducks and worms. The children have been closely observing our caterpillars as they come closer to becoming butterflies.  Each caterpillar more than tripled in size and some
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