May 2013

The magic of tape

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Somewhere towards the middle of the school year, I put all of our colored tape on a paper roll holder for our preschool class to use for a project that I can’t even remember. I hadn’t intended to keep the tape on the holder but my students used the tape every day in all different kinds of ways so when you have such interest, you stick with it…

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Bubble painting at the easel

Bubble Painting

Exploring and creating bubbles in our preschool classroom with this fun bubble easel painting activity!

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Colored water play in preschool

Colored Water Mixing

Exploring the process of mixing colors with this very intriguing and open ended water play station!

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Wonderful watermelons

We spent the morning reading about watermelons, tasting and creating watermelons in our preschool classroom!

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An octopus has eight legs and so do we!

An octopus had 8 legs

When I told the children that they actually can have eight legs like an octopus, they told me that this could not be possible. So I had to show them that they could!

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Hanging out with an octopus

Hanging Octopus

We have been exploring a broad range of under the sea and water type activities and one of our mornings was spent exploring and making the popular sea creature called an octopus!

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Making simple boats that float

sail boats

For our exploration in boats, we read the book Little Tug by Steven Savage and then the children were invited to make two different types of boats.

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Sailing across the deep blue sea

Props for Play

Extending our pirate story with a few props for dramatic play and story telling…

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Ready for Kindergarten

Ready for Kindergarten offers simple to follow guidance and tips for where to focus your energy, how to support the learning that naturally takes place, and how to make the most of your child’s pre-kindergarten year.

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DIY fingerprint paint pads and bugs

DIY Paint Pad

We love making fingerprint bugs and flowers and now we have a new fingerprint pad to help the process run more smoothly!

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Sink or Float: an exploration with nature

Sink or Float

Exploring the concept of floating vs. sinking with the help of nature items we collected around our preschool!

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Make and play with Venus Fly Traps

Venus Fly Trap

Making and playing with the most unusual yet fun plant: the Venus Fly Trap in preschool!

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Dandelion blow painting

Dandelion Blow Painting

This year we had more dandelions than I have ever seen surrounding our wooded area so we put all those dandelions to good work in our preschool classroom.

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Celebrating graduation day in preschool

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We celebrate the students who are moving on to their new schools with a fun, simple, but very memorable preschool graduation.

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Drip-drop nature painting in preschool

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Along with new growth comes an invitation to spend our morning hunting for different colors of nature and creating our own drip-drop nature paintings.

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Window tracing on a sunny day

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Exploring our names and other shapes through window tracing!

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