Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

Back to it!

We jumped back into things after Thanksgiving and got right to work on our family puppets. The first step was to count how many members are in our family, cut out stencils for the bodies, glue popsicle sticks together and paint skin color on the faces. Everyone has done that first step and some children have moved on to the second step of adding facial features, clothes and hair. The last step will be to make a house for the puppets.

Some children also began authoring and illustrating their own books. So far we have a book about Hannukah, a story of Ninjas and a tale about fairies.

And some photos of our Friday Feast bakers, who made delicious muffins to accompany our apple slices, and the always lively areas of Dramatic Play and Blocks.

Music Class with Tim

Tim was our guest music teacher today and he had us singing, swaying, circling "around the zero" and walking like elephants! We also worked in pairs to make wooden "puppets" dance on the end of a board to the tune of "This Old Man".

Friday, November 8, 2013

Post-show photos

This week the big event was the performance of "Miss Spider's Tea Party".  What a great show! Many of you have photos and video of the event. I am posting pictures of the days after. Children have been wearing the insect wings during constructive play time. Butterflies made a "Butterfly Kingdom", fireflies have shown up on the "Raven Train" in the large block area. Insects have been caring for babies and buzzing about the classroom all week long.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Papermaking with B.Z.

During B.Z.'s last week, she launched a school wide paper making project. Preschoolers eagerly took part, moving through the stations with ease. Every child created a  beautiful piece of paper. Thank you B.Z.  You are the best!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Going on a picnic

We took advantage of this beautiful fall weather to have Friday Feast Picnic. After the picnic,  I had planned to lead a movement game related to our bug study. Before I had a chance, the children created their own game flying around like buzzing bees and fluttering butterflies. The game was extended to include crawling caterpillars, squirming worms, bees collecting pollen and then doing a "honey dance". What a glorious day!