Friday, September 20, 2019

What color eyes do you have?

Graphing

We do a lot of graphing in preschool. It is a way to see how we are the same and different with other members of our class that we may not know well or interact with. It is also a rich language and math activity. Vocabulary used during this graphing exercise included: compare, more than, less than, equal to, most, least, tally marks, the same as, zero, taller/tallest, shorter/ shortest, and number words. Math concepts included: more than, less than, equal to, most, least, using tally marks to count, and rote counting. The kids were fully engaged, talking about the people the love the most- You! They had no idea how much they were learning.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Collage Self Portraits

We read the book My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks by by Hanoch Piven and created self portraits using everyday materials.




Friday, September 13, 2019

September Song Lyrics

Here are the lyrics to the songs we are singing this month.

We Are The Preschoolers- call and response
We are the preschoolers
We are the preschoolers

The mighty, mighty, preschoolers
The mighty, mighty, preschoolers

And everywhere we go
And everywhere we go

People want to know
People want to know

Who we are
Who we are

So we tell them
So we tell them

We are the preschoolers
We are the preschoolers

The mighty, mighty, preschoolers
The mighty, mighty, preschoolers

I am Special
I am special
I am special
If you look
You will see
Someone very special
Someone very special
That  is me
That is me

You are special
You are special
If you look
You will see
Someone very special
Someone very special
That  is you
That is you

All About Me
Ten little fingers
Ten little toes
Two little ears 
And one little nose

Two little eyes 
That shine so bright
Two little lips 
To kiss goodnight


Hail, hail the gang’s all here
Hail, hail the gang’s all here
Never mind the weather 
As long as we’re together

Hail, hail the gang’s all here
School is much more fun
When we’re with everyone

It’s Sad To Have A Day Without…
It’s Sad To Have A Day Without...
It’s Sad To Have A Day Without...
Because he/she’s our friend
And we’ll miss them



Kids in Play


The kids have had an excellent second week of preschool. We spent time with playdough, exploring the dollhouse, and learning how to be a bucket filler, in addition to much, much more.




Monday, September 9, 2019

Kissing Hands and Self Portraits

September Newsletter

Welcome to week two of preschool! 


Your children did a wonderful job during our first week together. They are getting familiar
with our daily routines and learning classroom expectations. I am amazed at how quickly
they are learning our daily routines. Those are complex, multi-step routines that require so
much effort. They are very capable. Any help you can provide by allowing your child to
clear their spot at the table, pack or unpack their backpack, or put their coat on by
themselves would be greatly appreciated. 


We created class rules “Be safe. Be respectful. Be responsible. Have fun!” We read The
Kissing Handby Audrey Penn. If you are unfamiliar with this book, I highly recommend it.
It is a beautiful story about Chester Raccoon’s first day at school and how he says goodbye
to his mother. We made Kissing Hand handprints as an extension activity. 


This week we will continue to explore our classroom and how to take care of it and each
other. I spend several weeks building the culture of our classroom. I find that investing the
time during these first several weeks of school pays off throughout the school year. We will
be reading Have You Filled A Bucket Today and Fill A Bucket both by Carol McCloud and will
make a book on how we can fill each other’s buckets. We will share our book with you at the
Author’s Day in December.


I will write a newsletter each month. I will send it home via email unless you have let me know
that you would prefer a paper copy. It will also be posted on my blog. Please follow it at
https://msnancysblogmbs.blogspot.com/ The blog is a great place to see what is happening
in our classroom.  If you do not have internet access, please let me know.


Your children are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing them with us this year. Ms. Linda
and I have enjoyed every minute with them. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Carly's Chicken Comes For A Visit

On Friday, Carly's Dad, Mr. Kevin , brought in Anna for a visit. The kids did a fantastic job listening to Carly and Mr. Kevin talk about Anna, were respectful and quiet so not to scare her, and used their gentlest touches when petting her.