Friday, September 26, 2014

Trinity preschool activities for Friday, September 26, 2014

Stay and play:

We read "curious George Goes Camping" by Margaret and A H Rey's

We shook powdered paint onto white paper and then spritzed it with water in a spray bottle.

We did this old man, a song with props, and an action movement song called last night I had a dream for music time.

Maple room: MWF class

We read "the mouse and the apple" by Stephen butler 

We did a cutting and tearing project today.  We gave the children strips of red paper and they tore them or used scissors to cut them into small pieces.  Then they spread red tinted glue onto a small paper plate and put their small pieces all over it.  We added an apple leaf to make our own apple art.

We had pot scrubber apple shape sponges at the easel.

We also listened to a book on a cd called apple trouble bt Ragnhikd Scamell

We did the September song, 5 little apples smiling at me, and down at the apple orchard for music time.

Oak room. Pre k class

We read the ear book and are talking about our sense of hearing

We colored paper plates and added streamers and beans to make our own sound shakers.  We will use them for some special music today.

We had some puzzles out that make sound, some sound comparison eggs, which sound alike?, and we talked about what words start with the letter c.

We had the soft play dough and small Legos out to build with today.

Willow room. MWF class

We read "Ten Red Apples" by Pat Hutchins

We asked the children "what is your favorite color apple?"

We painted with corks dipped in red, yellow, and green paint, pressed onto a tree shape.

We painted with paint brushes on apple stencils at the easel.

We sang, " if you are happy and you know it" "the way we do it", and the wiggle song, for music time today.

We did a rhyme about mr apple worm hiding behind an apple.

Trinity Preschool Activities for Thursday, September 25, 2014

Willow Room- T/TH Class

We read "Yes, We can!" by Charles Fuge

We painted with foam textured rollers at the table today.

We used magnetic face pieces to make faces at the easel.

W did Sticky Bubble Gum, Wheels on the Bus, and Brown bear for music time.

We did a 5 little germs rhyme today too.

Maple Room- Thursday class

We read Llama, llama, Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

We did Hands inside the circle, and sticky bubble gum for music time

We read a special book about counting with M& M candies and we used the candies to follow
along and do adding, subtracting, counting and graphing.

Oak Room: Pre- K class

We read "Little Blue and Little Yellow" by Leo Lionni

We did a literacy art activity to tie into the story too.  We had the children cut out a circle shape, then they were given some yellow paint and some blue paint.  When they painted them together on their paper, they got green paint, like our story.

We did a color bird rhyme - name other things that start with the same color as the bird. and we did the song "Colors" by Hap Palmer.  Each child is give a color to hold and when the song says to stand up or sit down, they follow the directions.

We made a corn starch and glue clay today to use at the sensory table

We did our letter graph, Does your name have the letter C in it?

Recipe for the play dough: original calls for equal parts of corn starch and Elmers glue, but I found  that I needed more cornstarch than glue.  It is also very sticky when you knead them together and I thought it would never be OK, but it ends of smooth and pliable.  Very soft, great texture, and gluten free if you are looking for that.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Trinity preschool activities for Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Willow room:  MWF class

We read "yes we can" by Charles fuge

We painted with foam textured rollers

We had magnetic faces pieces at the easel 

We did a 5 little germs rhyme., can't sit still song, little fish song, and what can you do with a bean bag activity with bean bags for music time today.

Oak room pre k class

We read I spy with my little eye by Edward Gibbs and the looking book today.  

We are talking about senses, and today we talked about the sense of sight. Sight is the only sense that can tell us what color something is 

We worked in our journal notebooks on pictures and words that start with the letter "c".

We had primary colors at the easel yesterday.

We did Carl the clown, which is a color rhyme, scat the cat, a color changing chant, and the 5 senses song for music today.

We had binoculars and magnifying glasses to explore seeing things with our sense of sight. 

We did an experiment with color mixing.  We mixed 2 primary colors to make a secondary color.  Everyone got to try it too. 

Maple room MWF class:

We read the little mouse and the big red apple by a h Benjamin 

We made paper bag apples.  We stuffed newspaper into paper lunch bags and then tied the top shut. We painted them red, yellow or green to look like apples.

We had apple stencils with paint brushes at the easel.

We did tommy thumb, and the September song for music time today.

We talked about apples and made a list of all the things we know about apples.

Stay and play: 

We read a bedtime for bear by Bonny Becker 

We drew with markers and crayons on paper taped to the underside of the table.  Then we drew on paper on top of the table.we talked about how it felt different .

We did old macdonald finger play , jump Jim joe, and we did the freeze dance with ribbons.  

We spent extra time outdoors since it was glorious outside.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Trinity preschool activities for Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Willow room: terrific 2's and 3's

We read The" little mouse and the big red apple" by A. H. Benjamin 

We did a group art project today using kitchen sponges with long handles dipped I paint, red, green, and yellow.  

We had table top easels out with chalk and erasers on one side and dry erase markers on the other side.  

We did "Wheels on the bus", and we used felt props with it, and Timmy thumb, and come on and join into the game for music time today.

We learned about germs and talked about how they spread.  We talked about using tissues, washing hands, and coughing into our elbows.

Oak Room pre- k class

We read "nosy Rosie" by Holly Keller and we read "smelling" by Sharon Gordon. 

We painted with Koolaid mixed into a little bit of water to create paint with various smells.

We looked at objects in out mystery bag that start with the letter c.  We changed our dramatic play area to be a veterinarian clinic.

We did Herman the Worm, aaput your finger on, and The bearer hunt for music today. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Trinity Preschool Activities for Monday, September 22, 2014

 Maple room: MWF class

We read "Applesauce season" by Eden Ross Lipson

We had the children each bring in an apple today, and we cut them into small pieces and made applesauce.  We ate it at snack time.

We also did a taste test with red, green, and yellow apples and made a graph of our favorites.  We discussed the graph too.

We sorted apples by color.  

We estimated how many seeds we thought would be inside an apple and then cut into the apple to check.

We had apple stencils at the easel and we used roller brushes to paint over them.

We did the September song, and A P P L E for music today.

Willow Room. M W F class

We read The little mouse and the big red apple" by A H Benjamin

We asked " how are you feeling today?"

We glued tissue paper to an apple shape paper, some children glued the tissue flat and some scrunched it up.

We had two sided easels on a table, one side is dry erase markers, and the other was chalk and erasers.

We did the apple tree felt board rhyme, the sneezing song, and come and join into the game for music time today.

We talked about germs and about coughing into our sleeve.  We did a special activity to show how germs spread from one persons hands to another.  

Oak Room - Pre -K class

We are learning about senses and today we talked about our sense of smell.  We read the book "popcorn" by Frank Asch and we read The Nose" by Al Perkins

We colored popcorn by shaking it in a bag with powder paint.  We glued the colorful popcorn onto paper shaped like a bag of popcorn.

We used a hot air popper and popped a bunch of popcorn that we put in a large tub with scoops, cups, etc.  we also popped some popcorn for snack.

We did 5 little popcorn in a pan, the bear hunt, and the silly dance contest for music today.

Stay and Play:

We read "the very busy day" by Jane chapman

We painted with patterned flip flops that we put on our hands to press on the paper.

We did several apple rhymes for music today.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Trinity preschool activities for Friday, September 19, 2014

Oak room pre k class

We read "buzzy's boo boo" by Harriet Ziefert and "at the hospital" by M. Joyce 

We talked about a time we were hurt and needed a bandaid.  Then the children drew a picture of a time they needed a bandaid and we wrote about what happened.  Then we added a bandaid to the picture.

We had sponge tube water colors at the easel.

We did bean bag alphabet rag, and we balanced bean bags in various parts of our bodies.
We also did some body rhymes.

We have dinosaur bones hidden in rice in our sensory table.

We have translucent letters at the light table.

Maple room: MWF 4 year old class

We read "ten apples up on top" by theo lesieg 

We did some apples up on top activities, we stacked bean bags on our heads, we put a number on some blocks and stacked up 10 blocks, and we had a head shape on the magnetic board with apple shapes, the children rolled a dice and put that number of apples up on top.

We read I am an apple, all around the seasons.

We did the September song, a p p l e for music time today.

We made apple sun catchers at art today.  We glued tissue paper onto wax paper and put it into an apple shape frame.

We had apple shapes at the easel with red and green paint.

Willow room: MWF 3 year old class

We read a BIG book today called "quick as a cricket" by Audrey Wood

We did a group art project on large sheets of paper.  We painted with sponges on long handles.

We had stencils with colored pencils and markers at the easel.

We played a color recognition game with honey pots and a bee.  "Which color honey pot is the bee hiding behind?  The children took turns guessing the color to check.

We introduced a number matching game at circle time that will be out on the table for the children to explore.

We did our hands rhyme, the wheels on the bus, hokey pokey, and teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around for music time today.

We played with soapy water in our water table today.

Stay and play:

We read curious George's first day of school by Margaret and H.A. Reys

We used foam brushes to paint over a stencil shape.  Then when we removed the stencil, we had a negative space painting.  Some of the children then used another color paint to paint inside the stencil.

We did two little blackbirds, and doggie, doggie, count my bones, for music today.

Trinity pictures for activities on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We used sponge foam painters filled with liquid water colors to paint colorful pictures in stay and play today.

We had magnetic gears on the easel in the Willow room, MWF class.

We did an emotions graph in the oak room, as we are talking about "all about me"

In our maple room, MWF class, we are learning about apples, today we baked our own mini apple pies.  We also made a list of what we know about apples.  The list is below, great literacy activity.

Trinity preschool activities for Thursday, September 18, 2014

Maple room: Thursday enrichment class

We read "what about bear?" And Amelia Bedelias first apple pie" by Suzanne Bloom

We practiced writing our names and we did a ten red apples activity in small group time.  We did a math adding and subtracting with this game.

Oak room:  pre k class

We read " the skeletal system" by Helen frost 

We glued Q-tip cotton swabs onto a body shape to look like bones.
We talked about how many bones are in your body?

We had tooth shape paper and we painted with tooth brushes on it today.

We looked at our hard boiled egg we soaked in cola and saw it had turned brown.  We used a took brush and tooth paste to brush some away.  The egg we soaked in milk is still white.  We talked about healthy drink choices.

We did "healthy habits", "bone rhymes" and "spaghetti legs" for music today.

We looked at x-rays

We have the light table in our room

We did a small group game. Color/ shape bingo

We did a graph of "does your name have the letter b in it?

Willow room:  t/th class terrific 2's & 3's class

We read "hand, hand, fingers, thumb " by Al Perkins

We finger painted with red paint

We had magnetic gears at the easel.

We did "little fish"," tommy thumb", and "wheels on the bus " for music today.

We did a 5 fingers finger play today too. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Trinity Preschool Activities for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I will post some pictures in a separate link for these activities.

Maple Room: MWF class

We read "The apple pie Tree" by Zoe Hall

We made mini apple pies and ate them for snack today.

We had tree shapes at the easel and used corks to make "apples" for the trees.

We did The September song, If you're happy and you know it,  and The pet store by my house for music today.

We also read "Tap the Magic Tree" book

We set up a "free art table" for the children today.

Willow Room: MWF class

We read "Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb" by Al Perkins

We asked the children today, "What can you do with your hands?"

We did "Clap, clap your hands (and we used drums) and we did "I like my hat" for music today.

WE did a 5 fingers finger play today.

We fingerpainted with blue paint

We had magnetic gears on the easel today.

Oak Room- Pre-k class

We read "when I am feeling happy" and "When I am feeling sad" by Trace Moroney

We did a picture graph about "how are you feeling today?"

We also read the Letter B book.

We are talking about all about me and today was about emotions.

We worked in our journals today with the letter B.  They practiced writing the letter and drawing pictures that start with the letter B.

We did happy /sad with face cards we have.  The children each hold a face card with a happy face on one side and a sad face on the other side.  Then they use them to show how they would feel if....

We sang "If you are happy and you know it"

We did a science experiment today: We put one hard boiled egg in cola and one in milk/.  We are observing to see what will happen.

Stay & Play:

We read "Dinosaur Pet" by Marc Sedaka

We did sponge tube painting on big sheets of paper.

We did "Moving every day"  and we moved around the room with scarves.
We did "Body Bingo" some movement challenges.

We build a town with blocks and legos.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Trinity Preschool Activities for Thursday, September 25, 2014

Oak Room- Pre K class

We read "Ears, Nose, Fingers and Toes- all about you and we read "Just my friend and me by Mercer Mayer

We painted with potato mashers and colorful paint.

We did "Deep in the jungle", "Hands are for clapping" and "5 green and speckled frogs"

We did the letter B mystery bag today- they had to figure out what might be in the bag that starts with the letter B.  Ask your child if they remember.

Willow Room- Terrific 2's and  3's Class

We still are helping the children become acclimated to the  class.

We read "Eyes, Nose, Fingers and Toes" by Judy Hindley today/

We painted on people shapes today with primary colors of paint.

We also had chalk boards and erasers at the easel.

We  did "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, " "Little Fish" and "If you're happy and you know it" for music time today.

We learned a rhyme about hands today.

We had fun playing on the playground today.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Trinity preschool activities for Monday, September 15, 2014

Oak room: pre k class

We read "I'm gonna like me" by Jamie lee Curtis
And we read "This is my body" by Mercer Mayer

We made our body shapes to look like us...we looked in a mirror and drew hair or glued on yarn, made our faces, and our clothes.

We did "body rock", "head, shoulders, knees and toes", and a p p l e for music time.

We are learning about the letter B this week.

Maple room: MWF class

We did a felt story called "the little red house". About a house with no windows or doors, but a star is an apple.

We did apple printing with red and yellow glitter paint.

We had apples stampers with yellow and green paint at the easel.

We played a number game with apple shapes and a worm hiding behind one of the numbers .

Willow room. MWF class

We read "eyes, nose, fingers, and toes" by Judy hindley

We asked the children today "are you a boy or are you a girl?" For our question 

We decorated boy or girl shape cut outs using yarn, buttons, and pieces of fabric with glue.

We painted with brushes using primary colors of paint at the easel.

We did hands are for clapping, everybody has a face, and head, shoulders, knees and toes for music today.

We learned a rhyme about hands today.

Stay and play:

We painted with circle ribbon spools and scrubbing sponges