Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fall Festival

Sean and the SLATE students organized a fall festival for the preschoolers this morning.
We enjoyed apples and caramel dip, played pumpkin bowling and found hidden gourds on the playground and then decorated them.

The boys suggested putting the pins in a square instead of a triangle.
Sean is checking with them to see if they think it's a square yet.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Math games with the college students

"Cover-up 12" with CeCe

Playing "XIX" with Robin

Number Challenge with Maerissa

"One less" with Terry

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Scenes from Wonderland

Hanging our bird feeders!
Miss Sam worked with the children to provide food for our birds during the cold months.  We had previously talked about the squirrels collecting nuts, and this activity gave us some hands on experience with helping out nature.

Writing Center
Our new writing center is a big hit.  We have already gone through two rolls of tape hanging up all their wonderful work.  This has inspired even some of our "less likely to write" friends as well.  If you get a chance climb on up and take a look.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This week...

Testing our predictions during a sink/float activity
After reading When This Box is Full, Ms. Melissa asked everyone to describe
the secret object in the feely was a gourd.

Making letters with apple pie scented play-doh

Writing with water on the sidewalk

Parachute fun!

We can be authors anywhere!

Painting on a gorgeous Fall day

Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Ever know a 3-year-old?  They dance into their lives.  They express their emotions absolutely and without filter.  They LOVE (LOVE LOVE LOVE) those who love them back.  And they say all kinds of outrageous things, prompting you to stop, pause and truly LISTEN (and think: REALLY? Is THAT how you're seeing the world?  Very cool.....)"

This was written by our very own president Dianne Lynch.
She was referencing the three year old Citizen Jane Film festival with the personality (temperament?) of a three year child.   I had to smile when I saw her question "Is THAT how you're seeing the world?"

Hope you get caught saying/thinking this sometime this weekend...children really are little philosophers!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tinker Ball

We started playing this game's a lot of fun and helps build reasoning skills.

This week...

Reading Ten Apples Up On Top

How many stars "up on top"?

Playing a number matching games with Ms. Emily

 Working with the rhyming basket (filled with objects that rhyme)
Bradley writes Jack's name down as they prepare to work
with the rhyming basket.