Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
cucumbers or tomatoes for eyes, red peppers for a mouth, lettuce for the hair, and even carrots for the ears.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Show and Tell has become a wonderful addition to the preschool curriculum. Each student brings things that they would like to share with the class. They are not only able to work on improving their public speaking skills, but their language development as well. Here is Melanie's Show and Tell. She brought in her Barbie Horse and her princess dress. Great job Melanie. Thanks for allowing us to get to know you a little better.
Pre-school has been spending time on phonics. The phonic of the week has been the Gg sound. The vocabulary of the week included grapes, goose, giraffe, and the color green. Mr. Frog came to class to help them learn their phonics too. Great work preschoolers!
The book Horton Hears a Who came out in 1954 by Doctor Seuss. The book tells a tale of an elephant who hears something on a speck of dust, and believes that he must keep the tiny speck safe at all costs. It is discovered that the little speck happens to be a little planet, which Horton ends up saving and the motto of the mayor is "a person's a person no matter how small."
I have chosen to call the name of this award the Horton Award because it is the little things that a person does throughout the day that can really make a difference. Today's certificate was awarded to Sam for his leadership in group discussions, participation, and listening skills. Great job Sam! Your efforts do not go unnoticed!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I have chosen to call the name of this award the Horton Award because it is the little things that a person does throughout the day that can really make a difference. Sarah has been a great listener and helper in both small group and large group discussions and always works hard on her work. Keep up the great work Sarah! It doesn't go unnoticed.
Monday, March 15, 2010
I have chosen to call the name of this award the Horton Award because it is the little things that a person does throughout the day that can really make a difference. Shemija exemplified this the past two weeks by always listening and participating in school. Great job Shemija! Keep up the good work; it doesn't go unnoticed.
Friday, March 12, 2010
They also created vegetable collages that included onions, broccoli, red peppers, and corn. While studying vegetables, and looking specifically at how they grow, what they look like, and how they taste, they have been learning the phonics of the letter "V." I think they did a fantastic job on these works of art and I am happy to know they are on display in the classroom for everyone to see.
Once they had all of the ingredients mixed well, they needed to transport the ingredients from the big bowl into their tiny baking tins to get them ready for the oven.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Bake Me A Cake As Fast As You Can
Pat it and Prick it
And Mark it with a B
Throw it in the Oven for the Beehive and Me!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Preschool has been working on eating healthy food as well. They have been learning the different names of vegetables. In the collage pictured above, students are working on their fine motor skills using paint brushes and finding the correct colour for each vegetable. Once the pictures were dry, they cut them out and stuck them onto a large sheet of paper and made a vegetable collage.
Last week they worked on fruit and made a lovely fruit basket collage. They are able to name the different kinds of fruit and have many new works of art hanging up in the classroom.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
According to Wikipedia.com, the synopsis of the book is this. "Stanley Lambchop and his younger brother Arthur are given a big bulletin board by their Dad for putting pictures and posters on. He hangs it on the wall over Stanley's bed, but during the night the board falls from the wall, flattening Stanley in his sleep. He survives and makes the best of his altered state, and soon he is entering locked rooms by sliding under the door, and playing with his younger brother by being used as a kite. Stanley even helps catch some art museum thieves by posing as a painting on the wall. But one special advantage is that Flat Stanley can now visit his friends by being mailed in an envelope. Eventually Arthur, who tires of all the attention Stanley has been getting, reverts Stanley to his proper shape through an air pump used for footballs."
This book is read by many teachers and students in the classroom across the world today. The idea of mailing Flat Stanley to relatives and friends around the world and having them document their travels has become common place in American classrooms. One of my daughter's friends, Zoe Schearer, asked if we could show Flat Stanley what it is like in Switzerland, so I introduced him to the Beehive International Preschool where students had the chance to welcome him in our classroom. I wonder where he will travel next?