• April Reading Logs are Due!!!!

    Posted by Dawn Thompson on 4/30/2018
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  • It's a good day to fly a plane!

    Posted by Dawn Thompson on 4/30/2018

    A child came to me this morning and asked, "would you please make me an airplane out of this paper"? Soon this one airplane turned to 3, 5, 8, 10 planes. The kiddos took them to the large rug and began excitedly tossing them around. Planes flew in circles, crashed into walls, crashed into other kids, crashed into teachers, went up to the ceiling and fell on the floor. The kids began to wonder, ask questions, and experiment. They discovered where you hold the plane determines how the plane would fly and how far it would go. One child demonstrated this discovery and the rest of the children tested the outcome. Sure enough it was true! Children began competing on whose plane would go the farthest. Two other children's planes kept coming apart when they would throw them and they bent and pressed to get their planes back together again. One little girl used the plane I made to make her own plane. One little boy decided his plane should have a rocket attached and began work on that. Planes were getting mixed up so they decided adding names, letters, or drawings would help them identify their own. This was an unplanned, amazingly interesting activity that had every child engaged, laughing, thinking, and learning! Sometimes the best learning happens on the fly!!!!

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  • Mrs. Garrett Visits Pre-K

    Posted by Dawn Thompson on 3/8/2018

    Mrs. Garrett visited the Pre-K today. She read the story Dinosaur Bones, stayed for Daily 5 and then joined the kiddos making her very own dinosaur fossil. The children were very excited to have this special visitor in our classroom and really happy to end their day with her. 
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  • February Pictures

    Posted by Dawn Thompson on 2/28/2018

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    The kiddos loved making Oobleck during our Dr. Seuss Author Study. Is it a solid or a liquid? If you would like to make it at home, here is the recipe. 
    2 cups cornstarch
    1 cup water
    --mix ingredients together. Add a few drops of food coloring. Have fun!

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  • February Targets

    Posted by Dawn Thompson on 2/1/2018

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  • January Pictures

    Posted by Dawn Thompson on 1/31/2018

    January was all about wintery snow and interesting penguins! We conducted many experiments and explorations. Minds were stretched and learning was rich. Enjoy our January pictures:
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  • January Targets

    Posted by Dawn Thompson on 1/30/2018

    While we are learning so many things each and every day, these are our January targets.

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  • December Pictures

    Posted by Dawn Thompson on 12/31/2017

     

    Enjoy Our December Pictures.

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    Making Christmas Cookies

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    Making Patterns

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    Polar Express Bells 

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    Christmas Party
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  • December Targets

    Posted by Dawn Thompson on 12/30/2017

    December Targets

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  • We put on our Chef Hats!

    Posted by Dawn Thompson on 11/18/2017

    There's not just one chef in Pre-K! No, we ALL put on our chef hats and worked together to prepare for our Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday! The kids made cornbread muffins and cranberry sauce (jello) on Friday. 

    Please enjoy the pictures :)
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