Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Fun!!

Once again this backward blog--our books for the day!!  Sorry for the inconvenience, folks, but I have worked on this way too long already!!  A spooktacular Halloween day for our PreK's

This is Janaye on the mats

 Lily on the balancing beam
Joey and Janaye at the  fishing pond
For some reason these three top pictures will not go into place on the blog, so you will get this preview of Sam getting his donut  then Lily, then Janaye

          This morning Sam and Joey's Mom came to help and it was fun showing her some of the things our class can do.
The playroom was ready for the festivities and the kids were all anxious to get started but we had beginning
exercises to do.  This is our donut bobbing activity
 streamers into the playroom
 tumbling mats
 balancing beam
 With all the excitement, Janaye wanted to show her "show and tell" skeleton.  She named parts of the body and told us about this little guy
 We worked on the upper case D with black and the lower case with orange

 Sam was the first to finish his letter
 Meanwhile down in the playroom this beanbag mouse was waiting for the kids
 along with the fish pond
 And pinning the boo on the ghost
 and what fun this tornado roll was

 Here are the Johnson boys in their Halloween shirts

 Here's our cowboy

 We made these cool ghost masks with the cotton balls on them  
 Cute mask and The Johnson boys Mommy and sister Seneca
 more masks--Lily and Hyrum
 Lily's Mom sent treat bags for our snack today--Thanks Mom  They were great
 On to the donut bobbing  and what fun!!
 Here i am holding it for them
 Joey gets his turn--No hands, Joey 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"D". dogs, dinosaurs and ducks

What a Day!! some times the kids just want to do what they want to and there is no way to get them back in line.  Today was one of those days!!
We are working on the letter "D" this week and d is for dinosaur.  Everyone knows that!!  So, we put some books about dinosaurs on the table for the kids to look through until we could begin our day.
After opening exercises, Miss Jo read the Detective Dog and the Disappearing Doughnuts and the kids tried to repeat back the words with the "da" sound.
 we wrote the D in the air and then I pulled out this sheet for them to actually to write the letters following the dotted lines.  This is not a must, but it does help them start to recognize better the letters
 Lily does well--then she begins to use the "orange" pencil to color the pictures at the bottom of the page
 This is their first experience with the colored pencils and they really like them
 Hyrum moves right along
 Joey finishes his
 Then we made dinosaur puppets with paper bags

Miss Jo read a book about dinosaurs and each child had been given a picture to try to find in the book as she read.  They spotted their pictures along the way

 As Miss Jo showed this picture, Janaye realized that it was her copy
 We had another picture with two different versions.  They were to find six things that were different from the other picture.
 This is to help them observe differences in the pictures
 The younger ones found it a little frustrating.
Next ws show and tell and Joey and Sammy brought cars

 We used water colors to paint these little dog pictures.  To introduce them to the brushes and paints

Back to a story with the Duck that liked to Daydream

And this book