Sunday, September 20, 2009

B is for our Bodies, Sept 14 - 18

This week we learned about our Bodies and some of the senses we have. We learned that we all look different and can change the way we look by dressing differently too! We learned about our sense of touch and experimented with the sensations of ice and cloth and salt drawing. (If you want to do this at home, take table salt, sand or some other type of sensory material and let the kids draw pictures in it with their fingers. You can make this more interesting by adding dry tempura paint powder and calling it bee pollen [yellow], fairy dust, or something else creative).
We also learned about our sense of smell, charting which smells different class members liked.

We used Jello to create "scratch and sniff" pictures. Although the smell didn't last long enough to show our moms and was sure fun for us! (Moms - try using different objects for paintbrushes. Today we used Q-tips! Talk about easy clean up ;)

Friday, September 11, 2009

A is for Apple, Sept 8 -11

This week we learned all about the letter A and had our own little "apple fest" to go along with it. We had a great time measuring how many "apples" tall everyone was, charting the results, making apple pigs and doing a variety of apple art projects.

Want to try this cool foil project at home? Take aluminum foil and "paint" it with Elmer's glue and food coloring mixed together to your liking. Let it dry overnight. As it dries it will take on this cool shiny appearance that looks more milky when you first paint it. For this project we cut it into little squares and let the kid glue it onto apple shapes, but there are SO many things you could do with it with a little imagination.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Welcome to School, August 31 - September 4

What a fun first week! We spent the week getting used to the "circle time" again and our routines.

We learned all about Chester's first day of school in "The Kissing Hand" and made our own to help us remember how much our mommies and daddies love us when we are missing them at school.

We also worked on our ABC song and learned a new way to sing it! Preschool is so much fun!