Friday, October 31, 2014

Trinity Preschool Activities for Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween- We are having super high winds, and cold, cold temperatures today.  For the first time in as long as I can remember it also SNOWED TODAY!

We do a pretty regular day in Preschool at Halloween, we do not do costume parties or have the children come to school in costumes.  We do some special pumpkin/jack-o-lantern activities, but just as they are incorporated into our normal school day.  We have a special snack, but not a sweet one.  We gave the children mini bagels with orange cream cheese and raisins to make a pumpkin face.

Willow Room:  MWF class

We read "Bumpy Little Pumpkin" by Margery Cuyler

We asked the children "Do you have a pumpkin at your house?"

We glued orange circles squares and triangles on a small paper plate to make a pumpkin.

We painted with rollers over a pumpkin shape stencil at the easel.

We played "Pass the pumpkin" (like hot potato), "Pumpkin in the red barn" ( a rhyming song) and "There is a dog in school" for music today.

We did a pumpkins on the move rhyme.

We had our muddy pigs (corn starch, water, and brown paint with plastic pigs) again today.

We put our pumpkin out with holes poked in it and Mr. Potato Head Pieces.

Maple Room: MWF class

We read "Froggy's Halloween" by Jonathan London

We used thread spool rollers that we dip in paint and roll back and forth across the paper.

We had pumpkin shape paper at the easel with glue and black pieces of paper to make eyes, nose, and mouths for a jack-o-lantern

We did The October song, 5 little acorns, stomp and clap, and Pass the pumpkin ( like hot potato) for music today.

We did a sink and float activity and one of the things we checked out to see if it would sink or float was a huge pumpkin.  (It floated)

We also voted for which pumpkin face we wanted carved into our pumpkin.  Then we carved that face into our pumpkin.

Oak Room: Pre- K class

We read "Nothing at all" by Denys Cazet ( a story about a scarecrow) and "Little Owls Night - a book on CD. by Divya Srinivasan

We made masks using a paper plate with holes cut out for the eyes.  The children could create whatever they wanted, with yarn, construction paper, markers, etc.

We had pumpkins cut in half at the easel for painting.

We used tweezers and pumpkin seeds to sort and also to dip into liquid water colors to see what would happen.

We had corn in the sensory table with little pumpkin cups.

We made a list of words that start with the letter H and we practiced writing the letter H on dry erase boards.

We all sat in a big circle and and made a spider web using yarn.  The teacher went around the circle and as she asked each child "What would you catch in your giant spider web?", she wrapped the yarn around the foot.

We did a spider rhyme and wore spider rings to act out the song.

Stay and play:

We read "Flo and Wendell Explore" by William Wegman

We drew pictures using oil pastels, then we did a water color wash on top of the picture with sponge brushes.

We did Everybody's jumping", an action song, and It's a small world, using an instrument called a guiro tone block.

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