Monday, February 28, 2011

This week...

Ms. Michelle works with her group on imagery and adding details to our work.

We are continuing our ocean study in Roxaboxen.  Our collection of books is fueling our imagination for deep sea creatures to draw and add to our "ocean".
We are preparing to make a giant jelly fish and began talking about the different kinds of materials we could use for the tentacles.   

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What is happening in Wonderland?

The gatekeepers are guarding the castle.  Ms. Kim has sparked a huge interest in castles in the afternoon class by using an accent to pretend to be the gatekeeper and adding magic potions to the mix.

Can you catch bubbles with your dry hands, wet hands and soapy hands?  Which way can you catch the most?  A.M. and P.M. classes made predictions and the results told us that wet and soapy hands work the best.

What tools make the best bubbles?  Try this at home and let us know what you come up with.  We used straws, paper towel rolls, pipe cleaners and plastic soda holders.

Our day with bears and PJs was nice and relaxing.  Our question for the children at circle was: Whose bear is the biggest and whose is the smallest?  We found out together by ordering  the bears from smallest to biggest.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Under the Sea

Several of the preschoolers started drawing pictures of octopus and fish last week.  So we are using their interest to "dive" into an ocean study.  This week, the classroom has been loaded down with (or should we say a tidal wave of) ocean books.  In Roxaboxen we have spent our small group time looking at the books, talking about creatures that live in the ocean, and looking at different shells. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Eye"- Spy

During our small groups in Roxaboxen, we have been graphing our eye color, finding similiar colors in the room and using our eyes to follow the lines of shapes and draw them.
The game Set the Table has also gotten a new twist...we bring a certain color object to circle.
Yesterday, it was RED.  Today was orange and tomorrow they suggested yellow.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Indoor snow fun

Snow and "icebergs" filled our sensory table this week.


Several "workers" constructed a stadium in the block area. 
Of course we needed players, so Chas made these for us--

Mizzou vs. .......

K-State.   The final score?   Mizzou 79, K-State 0.

Zack shows us how to get into the stadium.

The Super Hero Workshop

Before all the snow days, we were busy in Roxaboxen making superhero masks, wristbands and shields. 
Can't you just feel all the super-ness!?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

What's new in Wonderland

Our Dramatic Play area is now a Post Office.  Konrad, Audrey and Eden are busy writing letters to thier friends.

Sam L. brought his dog in for Sharing. (Moose)
Dante is exploring in our new Science Area.  We have shells, magnifying glasses, magnets etc.

Marley and Ethan are enjoying the new BEAR CAVE in the loft.