Sunday, May 27, 2012

Our last day of preschool, YAY!!

Our last day of preschool for 2011-2012 school year. I told the boys that they had a final exam.  They were given about 10 minutes to complete each task.  This one was a math quiz.  They had to paste the cut out half circle with the number of dots, to the number.

 Then they were given several pictures that had the "color" words written next to them.  They had to choose the crayon with the color that matched. Then they colored each picture
 Jack liked the cutting exercise
 Oakley finished his in good time
Devin putting the last color onto the paper

Devin with his cap and diploma
Jack with his cap and diploma

 I wanted to have a picture with each boy  but who was going to take the pictures??  Well, each got a turn!!

And now the fun begins with the pool, water guns, bubbles, and lots of good fruit bars!!  The end of a good school year!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Last full week of school year 2011-2012

This was our last week of preschool for the 2011- 2012 school year and we found these color cards from .  This is a wonderful way to get the spellings associated with the colors.

 These cards came from and can be used for many things.  The first way we used them was placing the number of items on the card that was written.  In this case the boys found acrab, a snake, a couple of lizars and a dinosaur. Total-6
 We once again used a patterning worksheet from McMillen and I think the boys have patterning down pat.
 This is the Alphabet book we used this year and we had a couple of pages left to finish, so we took the time to do that in class on Tuesday
Add Our last time to play in the playroom
 Jack's favorite thing was to race the cars down the mountain.
Everyone had a turn at spelling on the color cards
 The next activity we did with the number cards was to use play dough and make the specified letter.  They really got into this activity as you can imagine. 

Each boy just HAD to have his picture taken with his successful number.
 Various colors and various methods of making a play dough number.
 Even blue and quite large, at that

We rolled the cubes and acted out what the cube said.   One was to roar like a tiger
 One was to fly like an airplane
 Today I wrote letters on the paper with white crayon and the boys painted with thin water colors, to find the magic letters.  I found this on  It was interesting watching the boys see how to find their letters.Can you see the letter "P"
 Can yu see the upper case and lower case "O"
 Unusual black "D"
 And somehow the rest of the R was never found
 Fun Thursday with costumes, crowns, and action!
 And last but not least, their climb up the stairs from the play room.  Just like their climb up the educational stairs of preschool.  Well, I hope they learned the things they will need for Kindergarten, as all four of these boys will move on this fall.

Mothers day week

The boys made hand print/foot print pictures for their mothers for mothers day

Monday, May 7, 2012

May Day Activities

 Boys are enjoying the spirit of May Day.  Though we did not make a May Day pole, we did make these little "poles" to celebrate.  We went in and out  in and out, and wove the ribbons, then marched left and right, left and right in a circle to finish off the May Day ritual.  We discussed what May Day was all about and I think the boys had a good time.
 Of course they each had a turn with the crown---lots of fun
  Rock has his turn
 Devin  has the crown
 Jack enjoys the lime light, too!!  A fun May day activity.