Friday, September 29, 2017

Moose on the Loose

Today we had a special activity from Community Network for Children in collaboration with the Shutesbury Cultural  Council. Gillian Budine made arrangements for preschool to participate in a Story Walk of the book, "Moose on The Loose."
 Searching for the next page of the story.
 Tromping through the woods.
 Up a hill.  Eventually we made our way to the end and made a huge moose sound-oooorong!
 Afterward, a special guest named Dawn arrived with her "moose in a bag." She showed the children the skeletal parts of a moose, while sharing details of their diet and habitat. Interesting fact, animals eat the moose antlers after they fall off the moose.
 Everyone got a chance to touch the skeleton and ask questions.
Thanks Gillian, Dawn and Community Network for Children and Shutesbury Cultural Council.

Friday, September 22, 2017

A Typical Week In Preschool

 Dramatic Play in the Block Area- Math, language arts and science curriculum. Learning about size, shapes, physics, expressive and receptive language.
Building with Wedgits-Math and Language Arts. Expressive and receptive language. Exploring and experimenting with cubes, different sizes and dimensions and how they fit together.
 The Writing Area-LanguageArts.

 Community Action-sharing materials, space and ideas.
 Independent Book Reading Time-Language Arts.

 Leaning the name of the letter and the sound of the letter. "S" is for Sam!
 Science-The butterfly emerges from the chrysalis.
 Drama, Art and Language-Acting out the story, "Gotta Go, Gotta Go!"

Friday, September 15, 2017

Our First FULL week!

Our chrysalises:

Milkweed and grasshoppers:

Kale collection and preparations: 

It was a beautiful day to play outside: