P is for pink polk-a-dots in preschool

Each week, the teachers at our school continue to focus on a letter of the week. This isn't the only time that the children will explore a given letter but it is an opportunity to give a letter some special attention. This week the focus was on the letter P! I noticed that focusing on the letter of the week is also a time when children whose name starts with that letter get a little [...]

By | February 7th, 2011|Categories: Letter of the Week, Painting|Tags: , , , |12 Comments

We made pepperoni pizza in preschool

Today the children made pepperoni and sausage pizzas. This is part of our ongoing theme for healthy eating. We have made fruit pizzas, cheese pizzas, veggie pizzas, and today was the meat group - meat pizza! The teacher had already precut red pepperoni, brown sausage, and yellow cheese from construction paper. The children used their glue sticks to add their toppings to the pizzas. I actually observed two classes working on this at the same [...]

By | November 12th, 2010|Categories: Mathematics|Tags: , , |3 Comments

More healthy foods in preschool: veggie pizza

One way we have been exploring healthy foods in preschool is by making different kinds of pizza. Today we made veggie pizzas. For our veggie pizzas, the children dipped red, green, and yellow peppers into red, green, and yellow paint... Then they pressed the painted peppers on a construction paper triangle (pizza) shapes... Perhaps for this activity, I would suggest a little bigger pizza shape but as I observed the children in action I noticed [...]

By | November 11th, 2010|Categories: Food Art|Tags: , , , |1 Comment