Monday, May 7, 2012

Trinity Preschool Activities for Monday, May 7, 2012

We used some of our new equipment in the gym today since is was a rainy day and we could not go outside. We have a balance beam, ball toss, tunnel, and had fun trying them out. 

All of our Luna Moths have opened up! A few Luna Moth facts!  They only live one week- they have no mouths and do not eat or drink.  You will occasionally see them in nature this far north, but down south you see them out at night.  They are nocturnal, they like the dark.

Stay & Play:  

 We read "The wonderful book" by Leonid Gore

We used sponge brushes to paint a light green on paper, then used butterfly and flower shape cookie cutters with dark colors of paint to paint on top of our background.

We did "rock like this" and used our new ribbons sticks.

We also did "Two little blackbirds" and opposites rhyme

We enjoyed some of our new equipment in the room- a lego playland set, 3 letter puzzles and some clay.

Willow Room:  MWF class

We read "Jack's Garden" by Henry Cole

We asked the children if they had ever planted a garden?

We made butterflies using coffee filters and watercolors with eye droppers.  We will make them  into the wings of the butterflies.

We had colored magnetic popscicle sticks at the easel to make pictures and shapes.

We practiced our songs for Mother's Day.

We planted a carrot and an onion and we talked about the different parts of a plant as we examined a marigold flower.

Maple Room:

We read "The Fox and the Springtime Blossom" by Julia Rawlinson 

We planted in clear plastic cups so we can see the roots as they grow.
We had flower stencils at the easel.

We practiced our Mother's Day songs.

We did letter Z activities. 

The highlight of our day was that our Luna Moth can our of the cocoon during class and we got to watch.  It makes a hole in the end of the cocoon with it's front legs and pulls itself out. It is all small and shriveled up when it emerges.  It took the cocoon and spun it over and over and around and around for quite awhile. Then, the moth climbed up the side of the mesh house and stayed there. Slowly the wings dried off and opened up, but it still looked pretty shriveled up at the end of class.     

Oak Room:

We read "Because a little bug went ka-choo!" by Rosette Stone

We painted on coffee filters to make flowers.

We practiced our Mother's Day songs, we also did 5 little flowers and the May song.

We planted some more seeds in a root viewer.  We are so amazed at how much our radish seeds we planed last week have grown and the grass we planted in a stocking is sprouting.  

We are reviewing some of the things we learned this year.  Today we talked about how the bears woke up from their hibernation all winter.


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