Monday, March 30, 2015

Trinity Preschool Activities for Monday, March 30, 2015

Willow Room:

We read "Hey Diddle, Diddle" by Melissa Everett

We painted paper plates using dark blue paint which we added flour, salt and glue to.  The children added stars and a moon shape with a cow jumping over the moon on top of the paint.

We had liquid water colors and thin brushes at the easel.

We did Hey Diddle Diddle rhyme and Kids in Motion music "The body rock, and show me what you feel for music time.

We made our word chart for the letter O

Our dramatic play are is now a construction zone, we have tools, large blocks, trucks.

Oak Room- Pre- K class

We read "The Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister and we read "My friend is sad" by Mo Willems

We did "The little fish" and "Herman the Worm" for music time

We are beginning out under the sea unit.  We had water play in the room.

The children cut out fish shapes and painted them with water colors.  We will use them for our bulletin board.

Maple Room:

We read "The most beautiful kite int he world" by Andrea Spalding

We used these fun, flip flop type painters that have designs on the bottom to create colorful designs on white paper.

We did letter F activities

We did the March song, and Little fish for music today.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Trinity Preschool Activities for Tuesday, March 18, 2015

Oak Room

We read "Froggy plays soccer" by Jonathan London and I know soccer by Joanne Mattern
We also read I am going by Mo Willems

The children painted by placing a ping pong ball dipped in pain inside a large plastic clear jug with paper in it.  Then they rolled the jug back and forth across the table to a partner.

We did 5 little shamrocks, and silly sally for music time today.

We compared a rubber ball and a frozen rubber ball to see how they bounced and if it was different.

Willow Room: Terrific 2's and 3's class

We read "Brown Rabbit's Shape Book by Alan Baker

We also read "The luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever by Teddy Slater

We used number stampers and black paint to paint on a clock shape.  This was for our Hickory Dickory Dock rhyme.

We painted bear shapes brown at the easel.  We made the paint brown by mixing cocoa into white paint.

We did the hickory dickory dock rhyme, brown bear, and a leprechaun rhyme to the tune of Teddy Bear, Teddy bear

Trinity Preschool Activities for Friday, March 20, 2015

Maple Room:

We read Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle.  We also read The foolish tortoise by Eric Carle

We made pancakes from scratch and ate them for snack.

We had circle shapes at the easel with paint and small circles of blue and brown paper to add for blueberries and for chocolate chips.
We had water and tubes in the sensory table.

We did letter L activities

We did the March song, and played Pass the pancake on a spatula at music today.

Oak Room: Pre- K class

We read Franklin plays soccer by Paulette Bourgeois

We did a group painting project with a huge box.  We put paper int he bottom, then added golf balls dipped in paint.  The children had to raise and lower the ends of the box to make the balls move around to add paint to the paper.

We had a foot ball shape paper at the easel with brown puffy paint.

We did a graph of "What is your favorite sport?
We thought of words that start with the letter Y and we practiced writing the letter Y and words that start with Y on our writing boards.

We did Underneath the broomstick, and Two little blackbirds for music

Willow Room- MWF class

We read Mary Had a little lamb By Iza Tranpani

We did a graph of who had the letter O in their name.

We glued cotton balls onto lamb shape paper.

We had dry erase markers at the easel with stencils.

We made pizza today and ate it for snack.

We read Pizza that we made by Jane Holub

We did Mary had a little lamb, Sleeping bag chant, and the cool bear hunt for music time.

We had a large box shaped like a rocket ship in our room to play with.

Stay and play. 
The children played a game with a spinner and counters.  They had to fill their game board by rolling the exact number to complete the board.

Trinity Preschool Activities for Thursday, March 19, 2015

Maple Room- Thursday class

We read Franklin rides a bike

We practiced writing our March words and we worked with the 3 little pigs STEM learning kit.  The children had to plan out a house they would build using the materials provided, then they had to follow their plan to build the house and it had to withstand the wolf blowing it down.

Willow Room:

we read "Mary Had a Little Lamb By Iza Trapani

We made lambs, by gluing cotton balls onto a lamb shape paper.

We had contact paper and yarn at the easel, the children put little pieces of yarn onto the paper and it stuck.

We did Mary had a little lamb, list of dances, Alphabet zoo, and Your face will surely show it for music today.

We made real pizza and ate it for snack.  We also read the book The pizza that we made by Jane Holub

We did 2 kite rhymes about 5 color kites.

Oak Room: Pre- K class

We read "The Great Fuzz Frenzy" by Janet Stevens ( a tennis ball adventure) and Happy Pig Day by Mo Willems ( an Elephant and Piggie story)

We dipped tennis balls in paint and rolled them on paper in boxes.

We had tennis ball paper at the easel with yellow paint.

We did "I can dance" and "Here's a little bird" rhyme for music time.

We listened to the sound balls made when they bounced.  We guessed which ball it was just by the sound.

We rolled tennis balls down tubes.

We had clear plastic tubes and magnets at the magnet board with plastic balls and the children could configure the tubes in various ways to make the balls travel thorough them.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Trinity Preschool Activities for Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Willow Room: MWF class

We read "Mix it up." by Herve Tullet

We glued numbers and a mouse shape onto a clock shape for the nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock".  We had magnetic gears and dry erase markers at the easel.

We did the Hickory Dickory Dock Rhyme and Book

We made a chart of words that begin with the letter N

We did Brown Bear, Brown Bear, animal action and the hickory Dickory Dock rhyme for music today.

Oak Room:

We are doing all kinds of fun activities this week with Balls.

We read "Berenstain Bears go out for hte team" by Stan and Jan Berenstain

We also read an elephant and piggie book by Mo Willems

We worked on our letter journals on the letter Y words and pictures.

We had a basketball shape paper at the easel and the children painted it.

We looked at what is inside a ball?  We also did an estimating activity. where we put marbles, pom poms and ping pong balls in the same kind of container.  The children were asked which container they thought had 100 in it. We did a tally on a sheet of paper.

We did "Wiggy, Wiggy, Wiggles and Snake with ribbons for music today.

Maple Room:

We read "Hello, Red Fox" by Eric Carle

We had the children make thier own paint colors by using powder paint and water.  They cleaned their paint brush off with water in between colors.  We talked about complimentary colors, primary colors, secondary colors.

We had paper and crayons at the easel.

We did letter L activities and and we played a letter sounds Bingo game.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Trinity Preschool Activities for Monday, March 16, 2015

Oak Room- Pre- k class

We read "Froggy Plays T-ball" by Jonathan London and we read "Watch me throw the ball" by Mo Willems

We painted with a tennis ball cut in half and dipped in paint on the cut rim.  We put a popscicle stick as a handle.

We are doing all kinds of activities with balls this week.  Today, we rolled various kinds of balls 2 at a time down a ramp to see which one when faster.
We did Bean bag boogie, and Hands are for clapping for music time today.

Maple Room:  MWF class

We read "The night before St. Patricks' Day by Natasha Wing and The Very Quiet Cricket" by Eric Carle

We did bubble wrap painting, We used the colors of the rainbow to paint the bubble wrap and then pressed paper on it to make a print.

We had shamrock shape paper at the easel with green dab a dot painters.

We did the March song and  5 little shamrocks for music today.

We went on a rainbow leprechaun hunt today.  We walked around the building following clues to look for the colors of the rainbow to see if we could find the leprechaun.  When we got back to our room we found the leprechaun had been in there and he made a mess.  He left us some funny "rocks" that we put into vinegar and they dissolved to reveal a coin.

We did letter L activities.

We covered some boxes with decorations and left them as a trap to see if we could catch a leprechaun.

Willow Room:

We read "The luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever" by Teddy Slater.

We painted paper that was shaped like pots of gold by dipping corks in glitter yellow paint and pressing them onto the paper.
At the easel we painted shamrock stencils with green glitter paint.

We did the Leprechaun song ( to the tune of Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear)
We did Late last night and Every body has a face also for music time.

We looked at objects that start with the letter N.  We did a rhyme called "Pat the shamrock"  (who changes colors) and the children looked around the room to find hidden gold coins.