Monday, September 24, 2012

All About Me

Sorry this post is a little late! Last week's theme was All About Me.  In order to celebrate the uniqueness of each member of our classroom, the students created paper people to look like themselves.  
The 3 y/o class made wooden puppets to look like themselves. 

Both classes got to share their snack placemats in front of their classmates.
These placemats will be great conversation starters at snack time.  Thanks for being so creative with them! They turned out really nice. 
 Some of the books we read last week were:

The book You're Wonderful by Debbie Clement is also a song.  We read the book, then learned the sign language to go along with the song.  Click here to see a video of Debbie Clement leading a group of people in the song.  I have met Debbie a few times, and she is a huge inspiration for me.  She writes songs and books specifically for preschoolers.  This particular song is one that we'll be using all year to instill confidence and provide affirmation.

We've also been having a fantastic time in music class! On top of singing, Mr. Schuman has been kind enough to let us play his chimes, drums, and bowls.  What fun!
The chimes in action:
This week's theme is the story of Creation.  Both classes are working on week-long projects that will demonstrate their knowledge of the story. 


Sunday, September 16, 2012


This week was all about friends.  Everyone is still getting used to school and all the new faces and routines, so we spent a while reading about friends and how they treat each other. 

Mrs. Malon read this great book to the class:
I have to say that everyone in both classes is getting along swimmingly! We have two fantastic groups of children in our preschool!

We also spent some time cutting and gluing.  The 4 year olds got to practice cutting animals out of magazines:

 And the 3 year olds got to practice using small dots of glue.  In the words of the monster on this paper, "A little dot holds a lot!"

This week's theme (September 17 - 21) is going to be "All About Me".  The 3 year old class will be making a class book about themselves, and the 4 year old class will be creating miniature versions of themselves.  We'll also start sending home the mystery box this week!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Don't Eat the Teacher!

We have had a fantastic start to the school year! It has been such a pleasure meeting all the students and getting to know them.  Today, we read this book for the second time.  

It's a very cute story about a shark that has to learn some rules at school.  (Including the rule about not eating your teacher!) We've learned some rules over the past couple days, but today we focused on the art center.  
We learned about how to use some of the materials and how to properly put them back.  The class listened quite intently and really took the directions to heart! 

Then, we used some art center items to decorate pictures of Sammy, the shark from the book.
We also enjoyed a beautiful day outside!


Monday, September 3, 2012

We love Box Tops, yes we do!

We love Box Tops For Education! 

Bring yours in and place them in this snazzy container on the red shelf by the door. 
Each Box Top earns money for our school. Thanks for your support!

Update: I have been getting a lot of requests for this printable, so here it is! You can download your own free version by clicking here.
The download includes two versions of the sign, as well as directions on how I made my Box Tops container. Enjoy!