Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas

We are all so excited for this week!  It's a short week but we have so much fun planned! Today of course included fun art projects like this adorable Santa!
We also practiced hard for our performances Monday afternoon during our Christmas Party!  Each classroom performed a few songs and enjoyed yummy snacks!  What a great way to start off our Christmas break!
How cute are their hats?!
We hope you have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Around the World

We are taking a trip around the world this week to see how Christmas is celebrated in different places.  The Older 1's pretended to be in Holland by placing their shoes in the hallway and hoping that they might have a special visitor leave them a prize!
 Several countries enjoy Gingerbread around Christmas time so we made Gingerbread Men cookies for our cooking project!  The whole school smelled absolutely delicious!
After learning about the different ways Christmas is celebrated, I think the children decided that the way we celebrate in America is still our favorite!  We can't wait!  :)

Friday, December 13, 2013


Time to learn about the new season we are in!  These cold temperatures are not enjoyable at all but we do have fun talking about snowflakes and snowmen!  Since we don't see snow all the time here, we have to try to create our own snow and use our imagination in our classrooms.  The Pre-K class had fun "playing in the snow" and they even made little snowballs!
 Snowmen and snowflakes were in all of our classrooms this week!  Take a look at all the cute work the children did!
Older 1's practiced their names by making Snowmen!
Mini marshmallows look just like snow falling!
Even our little guys had fun with this Fine Motor activity of gluing buttons on the popsicle sticks.
The children also practiced twisting pipe cleaners to make snowflakes.
A little shaving cream created an adorable Snowman!

For our cooking project, the children even make little snowmen out of biscuits! Yum!

Friday, December 6, 2013


With it getting colder and colder outside, we decided it would be a great time to talk about different Ecosystems and what the climate is like in each of them.  Of course, we also have to learn about all the fun animals that live in these different places!  The children pretended to take trips to the frozen tundra, the desert, and the rainforest. 
While talking about the tundra, they compared the temperatures there to what it feels like in Huntsville this week.  The Pre-K class had fun in the rainforest and learned a cute song about the different layers of the rainforest!  In the desert, we learned about cacti and the children enjoyed making their very own cactus for an art project!
Our letter of the week is "P" so the children made "P is for Peacock"! 
I don't know about you, but I'm hoping it doesn't get much colder like it would be in the Tundra!  Stay warm!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's a short week this week but we have so much to do!  On Monday, we worked on getting ready for our Thanksgiving Lunch on Tuesday.  The children made several turkeys for their art projects and made Cranberry Pineapple Salad for the cooking project so that we can enjoy it for dessert after lunch!
 For lunch on Tuesday, we invited our parents, grandparents, and anyone else who wanted to join us for a Thanksgiving Lunch!  A HUGE thanks to Mrs. Renee for a fabulous lunch of turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potato casserole, and a roll.  The parents seemed to really enjoy it and it was a huge success!
 We hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy time with family and friends!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Indians and Pilgrims

We are getting ready for Thanksgiving by learning about Indians and Pilgrims this week!  The children made Indian outfits to wear while having a Pow Wow at school!  They marched up and down the hall and sounded great as Indians!
 The Pre-K class made a Totem Pole together.  Each child decorated a piece of it and then they put all of them together!
 This week's letter is "N".  Some classrooms made "N is for Nest" and other classrooms did "N is for Numbers".
We are looking forward to next week and having Thanksgiving Lunch with our parents!

Friday, November 15, 2013


With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, we know a lot of us will be traveling to spend time with family.  This gives us the perfect opportunity to learn about the different types of transportation.  Not many us will by flying on an airplane but just in case, the children decorated their own airplane!
 The two year olds found a fun way to practice spelling their names by making a Choo Choo Train!
We even had a car wash in one classroom!
Our letter of the week is "M" so the children made "M is for Mouse".  One classroom combined our letter and number of the week by making a mouse that had 3 Fruit Loops on his tail!
 If you are traveling for Thanksgiving, we hope you have a safe trip!

Friday, November 8, 2013


After all the candy and sweets, it's time to let about Nutrition and what is healthy for us!  The three year olds actually made their own Food Pyramid. 
Several classes sorted out good foods and bad foods.
The Steak Out cow even came to visit us to tell us about eating healthy!
While it's important to eat healthy, we also have stay clear of germs and prevent spreading them!  To learn about covering our mouth when we sneeze, the children made their very own reminder!
The children also did a lot of exercises in their classrooms and up and down our hallway!  Be sure to take care of yourself too!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Pumpkins, Bats, and More!

Boo!!!  We have had such a fun time this week talking about spiders, pumpkins, bats, skeletons, ghosts, etc!   The 3's and Pre-K children learned about bats and how they find food through Echolocation.  Each classroom scooped out the "guts" of a pumpkin and then decorated their pumpkin to put on our front porch.
For our cooking project, we made Pumpkin muffins.  The children loved them and the school smelled delicious!
The best part of this week is our Pumpkin Rotations and Pumpkin Party!  Take a look at all the fun we had!
Eek!  What's in the Mystery Boxes?!
Go fish!
Making Ghosts from suckers!
Dressing up in fun costumes!
Pin the Face on the Ghost!
 Time for our Pumpkin Party!