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A Visit from Mr. B

The children met Mr. B and had a wonderful time counting, sorting and graphing buttons.  The children learned about hibernation and which animals hibernate.  They strung Cheerios onto pipe cleaners to make a bird feeder for those animals that don’t hibernate.  We hung them in our side yard.  It will be fun to watch the animals eat the Cheerios!

Mr. N and Mr. P Visit!

Mr. N made lots of NOISE with his NOSE during his week long visit with the children.  He brought with him a NON-FICTION unit on NOCTURNAL ANIMALS and the children enjoyed many wonderful math, science and literacy activities involving bats, owls, and spiders.  Mr. P also POPPED in and brought PUMPKINS for the children to learn about.  The children carved a pumpkin, counted seeds
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Around the Town in PreK 4A!

The Pre-K 4A children have been learning about all the things that make up a town. They have enjoyed dressing up and pretending to be chefs, construction workers, doctors or nurses, postal workers and even fire fighters.  The children talked about the different types of homes people live in and they created neighborhoods and built houses using straws and foam pieces.  This was a
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PreK 4A It Has Been an Amazing Week!

The children in Pre-K 4A had a surprise visit from their first Letter Person, Ms. A.  The children loved getting to know her, what sound she makes and they really enjoyed their very first journal writing. They wrote the letter A and drew a picture of something that started with A.  The children also loved the many apple activities Ms. A brought with her. 
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PreK 4A

The children enjoyed many sorting and stamping activities this week to reinforce letter identification and one to one counting.   They used cubes to build and compare towers and they sorted letters according to their line shape – curved, straight or both.  They children really enjoyed Wikki Sticks. They were very creative in what they made with them!!! 

Mrs. Smith’s class is starting strong!

The children in Pre-K4A have been enjoying the first few weeks of school.  They loved seeing old friends again and also making new friends.  The children are discovering the many play and learning areas of our classroom. It is so much fun watching them play and use the learning manipulatives.  Time spent on the playground is still their favorite part of the day and
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PreK 4A – Year End Fun!

We cannot believe that this year is over.  It went so fast!  It has been amazing to watch the children blossom and grow.  Over the past few weeks the children have been busy watching caterpillars transform into butterflies.  They loved watching the process and enjoyed releasing them and seeing them fly away.  The pony rides and field day were great experiences as well. The
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Baby Chicks!

The children had a visit from Farmer Angel who discussed the difference between roosters and hens. She explained how to take care of baby chicks.  The children predicted which egg would hatch first and then they eagerly awaited.  Egg #8 hatched first!  The children were amazed to see the chicks hatch before their eyes!  They also took care of the chicks by petting them,
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PreK-4A learning about pets!

In preparing for our chick eggs to arrive next week, the children started a unit on pets. The children used toothpicks and jelly beans to build a house for their chicks. We sorted animals that would make good pets and created a list of how to take care of them in the Vet Center. The children graphed the kinds of pets each family had
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5 Day PreK Has Been Busy!

The children have been learning about all the different types of transportation. They graphed their favorite type and discussed the best kinds to get you to certain places. The children created name trains to develop beginning sound skills. Their trains could only carry items that began with the beginning letter of their name. The children met Mrs. J and they learned all the ways
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