Monday, March 5, 2012

Trinity Preschool Activities for Monday, March 5, 2012

Stay & Play

We told the story using magnet board props of The picnic on the moon" 

for music we did "This old man" and "Mack Chicken Dance" 

We got out the marble run and assembled it, then we used marbles in it.

We used marshmallows and toothpicks to make structures.

We used LEGO blocks to make prints on paper.  The children could choose a house shape, a rocket shape or a rectangle shape.  

Willow Room:

We did the nursery rhyme and story "Mary had a little lamb" by Iza Trapani
We asked the children "Do you have a pet?" and we graphed the results.

We made lambs using the shaving cream and glue mixture (2 parts shaving cream,m, 1 part glue).  We added buttons for the eye.

We sang "Mary had a little lamb" ; "May there always be sunshine", and "The tempo marches on".

We talked about and thought of words that start with the letter L.  We also made the letter sound.

Maple Room:

We read "The true story of the Three Little Pigs" written by A. Wolf as told to Jon Scieszka

We finger painted with shaving cream and green glitter paint.

We did the March song and we started acting out the Three little pigs story with the children taking turns being the pigs and the wolf.  Everyone will get a turn, if not today, then on WEdnesday.

We did letter S activities. 

Oak Room;

We are finishing our space unit this week.  Today we read "Little Cloud" by Eric Carle and "Papa Get the moon for me", also by Eric Carle.  We also read My book of planets, the children have a good understanding of the planets.

We used eye droppers to drip white paint on light blue paper .  The we folded it over and pressed the paper.  when we opened it, we looked to see what it looked like. Some of the children then added more paint, and pressed the paper again to see how the image changed. We had puffy paint at the easel.

We used marshmallows and toothpicks to make constructions like space rovers and robots.

We had out geometric shape designs.

We did some beanbag songs, including "Bean Bag Alphabet Rag-a movement for each letter.
We also  played a game "What color rocket ship is missing.?

We started talking about the letter W today. We learned the W letter song.

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