Friday, January 29, 2010

The Sense of Sound

The preschool students spent this week playing different instruments as part of their senses unit. Here are some photos of the students playing and listening to the sound of the different instruments.

Students took turns playing the different instruments while the other students had to try and guess which instrument was being played.

Great to see all of the smiling faces. Clearly the students were learning and having fun at the same time.

Free Play at The Beehive

Here are a few photos of the Beehive students enjoying free play time across grades. The students are able to choose any activity that they want to be engaged in and they are clearly having fun.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tickle Touch

Today the preschool students worked on their sense of touch with a fun lesson called Tickle Touch. Some children removed their socks and shoes. They tickled each others feet, hands and arms and students had to predict which body part was the most ticklish. To further this lesson, the words of the day were tickle, touch, skin and sensation and fit in nicely with the thematic unit they are studying about their five senses.

The Snowman and Penguin Song

The preschoolers have been busy singing songs about winter as part of their thematic unit on snow. The above collage is of them singing and acting out the following song sang to the tune of I'm a Little Tea Pot. Below you will find the lyrics.

Two Fat snowmen

Met in a lane

Bowed down politely

And bowed down again.

How do you do

How do you do

And how do you do again.

I’m a little penguin

Black and white

Stout and Fluffy

What a sight

I can’t fly

But I like to swim

So I waddle to the water

And dive right in.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Our Senses Unit

As part of their sensory unit preschool and pre-k students worked with a coconut to reinforce what they have been learning. First they looked at the coconut which reinforced their sense of sight.

Then they passed the coconut around to feel it both inside and out which reinforced their sense of touch. Next, the classmates shook the coconut to hear the sound of the milk inside which reinforced their sense of hearing.

Then Ms. Nadine cracked the shell open and the students were able to smell the coconut which reinforced their sense of smell.

Lastly, each student was able to eat a slice of the coconut that reinforced their sense of taste. What a great hands on lesson to teach students about their senses.

Birthday Celebrations Continue at the Beehive

This past week, two more students shared their birthday with their Beehive school community. Happy 4th Birthday to Robyn and Happy 5th Birthday to Emma! We hope your special day was as special as the two of you are!

Preschool Art

Students in the preschool class have been quite busy painting with water colors. Here are some of their winter creations that go along with their unit.

Pre-K Students

Here are three of the Pre-K students working on art and learning games.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sunny Afternoon Stroll

Today the students were able to get outside and enjoy some of the wonderful sunshine that came down upon the valley. Here are some photos of them exploring the grounds of their new school where they even had the chance to see some horses enjoying the sun as well.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Preschool Group

The preschool have been working on learning the five senses. Here is a photo collage of them during their lesson learning about their sense of touch. The preschoolers played a game where they had to feel different objects in a bag and guess what they were. They had so much fun feeling and guessing what was in the bag. Then they tried it with rubber gloves on. They had to describe what it felt like. Is it easier or harder to feel the different items with the glove on? Try it out at home and let us know what you think.

Winter Wonderland

The students at the Beehive have been working on many new crafts to decorate their new school. The last two weeks they have been concentrating on the theme of Winter Wonderland creating many wonderful snowmen. Great job students!
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Free Time at School

The students spent time playing dress up and playing trains together today. What great teamwork they all exhibited today!
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Johan Turns Four!

Today the Beehive had a special celebration for Johan's 4th birthday. Happy Birthday Johan and everyone enjoyed the chocolate cake. Thanks so much for sharing your special day with us!
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Five Senses

The students have been busy working on their unit entitled The Five Senses. They are learning the importance of our sense of smell, sense of touch, sense of sight, sense of taste, and sense of hearing. In order to learn these, they created a song to remember them. It was sung to the tune of Thumbkin. Here are the lyrics:

Five senses, five sense

We have them, we have them,

Seeing, hearing, touching

Smelling and tasting

We have five, we have five

The Three Kings

The three Kings shown in this picture are Samuel, Sara, and Olivia.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Preschool Phonics

The preschoolers are busy working with phonics. the letter of the day in this photo collage was the letter N. They practiced tracing the letter N as well as learned the following words that start with the letter N: nose, nurse, net, and nest.

Snack Time

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