Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring has Sprung!

Hooray for some warmer weather!  The children spent this week learning about Spring.  They talked about how the weather changes as it warms up but also brings some wind, rain, and of course rainbows.  To practice matching up numbers, they did an activity with umbrellas.  Using 10 raindrops, the children put them in order from 1 to 10.  They also played a game where they pretended to jump from puddle to puddle.
Comparing the different seasons as they learned about Spring
They also made kites so that they could observe how the wind blows.  
Making his very own kite and then trying to fly it!

The Pre-K class made parachutes by decorating a napkin
and then attaching it to a toy with strings. 
What a neat way to observe the wind!
For their cooking project, they made flower biscuits that had jelly in the middle.  Delicious!
 Of course we can't forget the letter of the week!  "G is for Goose"!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's time for some green at Sunflower Station Preschool!  We were on the lookout for a leprechaun but never did see one!  However, some of our children sure did look like some cute leprechauns!

We also spent a lot of time talking about shamrocks this week.  The children learned about symmetry by folding shamrocks in half.  They also practiced with shapes by making a shamrock out of hearts and a rectangle.
Practicing cutting with scissors!
Making wishes!
Shamrock made from shapes!
The children also learned about rainbows.  They did an experiment to see how rainbows are formed.   

For the cooking project, they made Green Fruit Salad using grapes, kiwi, and green apples!
 We can't forget our letter of week!  Some classes made "rainbow Fish" to continue talking about rainbows.  Others made green Frogs to work with our color of the week- green!

 Happy St. Patrick's Day!  We hope you wore some green so you didn't get pinched!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Dr. Seuss

We spent the week talking about Dr. Seuss this week!  His stories are so wonderful and the children really enjoy them!  We of course did some wacky things this week in honor of Dr. Seuss!  The Pre-K class wore silly hats, had opposite day, and pajama day!
Mrs. Christina even dressed up as Thing 1!!!
We really got in the spirit of things by making Dr. Seuss hats and making a fun version of Green Eggs and Ham for our cooking project!
The children also talked about things that go along with Dr. Seuss' books.  After reading "One Fish, Two Fish", they estimated how many goldfish were in a container.  They also read "The Cat in the Hat" and practiced balancing in many different ways.  For some math pracitice, they measured with their own feet after reading "The Foot Book". 
Our letter of the week was "e".  The children did several different art projects for the letter of the week! 
E is for elephant!

E is for egg!
 Thank you Dr. Seuss for a WONDERFUL week! 
"Today you are you, that is truer than true! There is no one alive who is truer than you!" ~Dr. Seuss

Monday, March 5, 2012

Dental Week

February is National Dental Month so we finished up the month by learning about our teeth!  To start off, Dr. Barnes (a dentist in Huntsville) came to visit us and told us some neat facts!  Everyone even got a toothbrush to take home with them!  We were so thankful that he was willing to come spend some time with us and help us better understand how to take care of our teeth correctly.

To keep things going, the children made giant toothbrushes to make practicing brushing our teeth really fun!  They also talked about long to brush their teeth each time they brush.  Some decided to sing "Happy Birthday" in their heads as they brushed!
Painting with floss!

For our cooking project, we had some fun with apples!  After all, "An apple a day, keeps the doctor away"!  Using apples and marshmallows, they made some really cute smiles to go with their own precious smiles!

This week, "D is for Dinosaur"!  Dr. Barnes even showed us a video about a dinosaur named Dudley who takes a trip to the dentist. 

To wrap up the week, one of our moms who is currently studying to be a dental hygentist came to talk with us.  She had so many neat activities for the children to participate in and even had Mr. Tooth come visit us!  The children got to brush "sugar bugs" off of a tooth, pretend to floss with a jump rope, and give Mr. Tooth a big squeeze!  Everyone had so much fun and learned a lot too!