Sunday, January 6, 2013

What a Fall!

I am sure that many of you know how daunting a task is when it gets so big, and you just start putting it off and keep putting it off because you don't want to do it.  So because I was so far behind with my fall posts, I am going to do a giant post now! 

For Pre-K we did "The Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle where we made our own puppets and had them eat through the food each day of the week.


 We had cowboy day in October where the kids dressed as cowboys and cowgirls.  We then made our own cowboy clothes. 

  Letter D had us making dragons and dinosaurs coming out of eggs.  The dragons could be any shape, color, size the kids wanted them to be.

 Letter E had us making coffee filter Earths and Eeerie oobleck for Halloween.

We also made protection for Humpty Dumpty and did egg drops.  The kids had some very good and creative egg homes.

   F had us making Frankensteins in preparation for Halloween. 

 The letter G had us growing giant green beanstalks (which will be going home soon!)
 Watering the plants every day and watching them grow.

 We also had puppet shows with the three Goats Gruff.


  H had us making a trip to tour the hospital, which we owe a huge thank you to Jacque Steinhauser for giving us a wonderful tour again.  The kids got to see the x-rays, the lab, receive medical clothing, got to be weighed and measured, have their reflexes tested, their blood pressure checked , and got to use the stethoscope.  We also enjoyed snack at the hospital as well.

 As we neared Thanksgiving, we made thankful hands (starting with the letter H).  The kids told me what it was they were thankful for, and all I did was write them down.  Even the 3-4 year olds participated in this activity.

We also had a hedgehog that Seth and his mom brought to show us.

  The letter I had us making igloos to keep ice frozen and making icicles.

J had us making Jingle Bell ornaments to hang on the tree.

We also had some visitors as Aleigha brought her Dad for "D," Avery brought Brooke Harper for "H," and Jamison brought his sister Kamrynn for "K."

The 3-4 year old class made pancakes to go with the pink pig in "If You Give a Pig a Pancake." 


They finger painted purple grapes and colored on black paper with the book, "Harold and the Purple Crayon."

The color black had us making spiderwebs by rolling a marble on black paper, and then the kids made black clothespin bats.


White had us sponge painting clouds to go with the book "Little Cloud."


Taylor brought her brother Brantley. 

The shape circle had us decorating Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree.

  We also had snowball fights (with paper) and then made snowmen out of marshmallows, M and Ms, and pretzels. 


Squares had us making block towers.

We also had some holiday fun in here.  The Pre-K class painted gourds black and turned them into bats or spiders. 

All of the classes chose a jack-o-lantern face and then helped dig out the insides.  


We also had Halloween parties in the classes.

The Pre-K makes trips to the library, and Judy Hagan came from the library and read Halloween stories.

Thanksgiving had us making pilgrim hats and we had the Thanksgiving feast at the KC Hall for all who were able to attend.

We had our Christmas program in December, and the special treat was when Santa came and handed out candy canes.  The classes did a wonderful job at the program, and I was very proud of all of them!

We also had our Christmas parties, and I am hoping that all of you received your present from the kids. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation with the blog.  I hope we have a wonderful spring semester, and a wonderful 2013!

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