Thursday, September 18, 2008

Down on the Farm

Welcome Kayli and Taylee, our newest pre-school pals. We are so happy you are here with us to learn and have fun!

"With a moo moo here, and a moo moo there, here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo, Old McDonald had a Farm E, I, E, I, O!!!" We have officially started our farm theme. Our learning box question was, "What are some things you can find on a farm?" Lots of answers were horsies, one sheep, a cow, and a duck.

We read Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and sorted farm animals from zoo animals using a Fisher Price farm set.

Here we are lining up so we can ride our 'train' to snack time. Chug-a-chug-a, choo-choo!!! The kids love to bring snack because then they get to be line leader for the day! It's great when the little things in life mean so much!!

We introduced the letter /m/ /m/ Mm today, the number 2, and also the color blue.
We played Is It Blue? Each child drew something from a box and then told everyone if it was blue.

Kayli and Taylee did great on their first day. We are making alphabet books with these letter sheets, so you may not see these until the end of the year.

WE LOVE TO PLAY!!!!! Playtime is obviously the kids favorite time at pre-school. It is wonderful to watch them interact. Their imaginations are endless, as is their energy. I brought some dress up clothes and Barbies from my house to Miss Laura's. The girls were so excited to have more girlie toys and Corey brought his monster trucks for the boys.
Just love Mater in Cinderella's carriage. The fun of having boys and girls together.

We hope to have some sort of dancing or music time each day. Encouraging kids to move can help improve their motor skills. Plus they look super cute doing it!!!


Kates said...

Seriously I know I say this everytime but you guys rock. Mary-Kate absolutely loves preschool. Thanks for doing this! She is already showing so much improvement in letters and coloring!

mtnesters said...

Greetings and Gratitude to you from Kayli Hutchings Grammy! She just started school with you and she loves it. Thanks to devoted teachers like yourselves my grandaughter will grow and learn while having great buckets of fun!!!

Jamie H said...

So cute! We are so glad Kayli is in your class now. Hopefully she will start talking to everyone soon! ;) She loves it and we love you guys!