To show the children what the inside of an apple looks like, we cut them open to show them the star inside and have them paint with apples. We tasted three kinds of apples: red, yellow, and green. After they tried all three kinds, we had them decide which was their favorite and to color their paper apple. After, they came up and put their matching colored apple in the correct column, and then we counted each column to see what colored apple the class liked the most. October
The children used sponges to sponge paint a leaf. We hung the leaves up from the ceiling for our Preschool Open House. As part of our leaf theme, we painted the children’s right hands and top part of their arm to make a tree. Once they dried, we had them crumple leaves to glue in the tree and glue grass on the bottom of the paper to make their fall picture. November
For November, the three year olds were Indians. In one of our play centers we had a teepee, along with Indian dress up clothes. The children caught fish with the fishing poles, and cooked play food over the fire.
For our Thanksgiving Feast, the three year old class make headbands and drums. We have our Native American Indians come for a visit and play a few games before joining the four year old pilgrims for a large feast. December
We are learning about the first Christmas when Jesus was born. We stamped the characters of the Christmas story in our manger.
Christmas is celebrating Jesus’ birthday and our mommies and daddies love to see us perform! We are taking a trip on the Polar Express. We love to be the engineer and ring the bell. Better turn the light on because it is starting to snow! It was great fun to have a pajama day and drink hot cocoa and listen to the book, Polar Express. We had a wonderful time caroling to the Romeos at Preschool. What would a Christmas tree be without lights? We had to count and make sure we had the right color lights. January
We made snowman. Our snow friends need a hat, 2 eyes, a nose, a mouth, arms, and buttons to look their best! Look at me! I can cut with scissors. What should we do with all the little rectangles? I know let’s make a rainbow to remember God’s promise to us! We love to get messy and learn. What happens when I paint one hand red and the other yellow and rub them together? Mixing colors is fun! Polar Bears live where it is cold. God made their fur nice and thick to keep them nice and warm. We enjoyed making our polar bear puppets and especially our bear snack. February
It is our muffin day! We read If you Give a Moose a Muffin, then we baked banana, chocolate chip, and blueberry muffins, tasted them, and charted our favorite one!
We focused on Nursery Rhymes this month and one of our favorites was Humpty Dumpty.
“The wheels on the bus go round and round” and pick up our friends throughout the town. Our school buses have rectangle doors and circle wheels. What would preschool be without messy fingers? We are painting water for our boats to go in. One two, three, four, there are four boats riding on the high seas. April
Easter is when we remember how much God loves us. We made crosses to remember that God loves us from left to right and top to bottom.
April showers bring May flowers and just look at how much our hands have grown this year. Easter would not be complete without a visit from a hippity-hoppity bunny. We made baskets for this bunny to fill and hide. May
All year long we have had fun exploring with different things in our sensory table. Remember the rice, sand, snow, and Rice Krispy’s. Those were all great, but the water is the best!
Spring is here and we can see the bees buzzing around all the May flowers. This little bee is special because it has my finger prints on it! Graduation Day is finally here! How exciting to get our diplomas and sing songs for our mommy’s and daddy’s. We have learned a lot this year and are excited to be moving up to the four year old class!