Fri, Oct 13, 2017 - 4 Views

We had a happy week of harvesting in YK! We continued talking about the Fall harvest with our exploration of how vegetables grow and end up on our tables. At the beginning of the week we talked about different kinds of veggies that we like to eat and passed them around during whole group to talk about their colors and feel their textures. We made corn stalks, sunflowers, tractors and scarecrows. We talked about what scarecrows do to help on a farm. We had several lessons about working together to get jobs done, including shucking ears of corn and "planting" seeds. We read many books about farming including The Little Red Hen, Vegetable Soup, Tractor, and I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato. In centers this week we washed vegetables, planted beans in a sensory bin, and painted with corn cobs.

We will continue to learn about the color orange and the circle through the month of October. Next week, our focus will be trees and leaves. We encourage you to send in any beautiful items in nature that you might see over the weekend. Also, we are so excited about Pumpkins with Pop on Friday, October 20th. Please let us know if your son is unable to attend or if someone other than dad will be attending. We can't wait!

Fri, Oct 13, 2017 - 2 Views

We had a happy week of harvesting in YK! We continued talking about the Fall harvest with our exploration of how vegetables grow and end up on our tables. At the beginning of the week we talked about different kinds of veggies that we like to eat and passed them around during whole group to talk about their colors and feel their textures. We made corn stalks, sunflowers, tractors and scarecrows. We talked about what scarecrows do to help on a farm. We had several lessons about working together to get jobs done, including shucking ears of corn and "planting" seed patterns. We read many books about farming including The Little Red Hen, Vegetable Soup, Tractor, and I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato. In centers this week we washed vegetables, planted beans in a sensory bin, and painted with corn cobs.

We will continue to learn about the color orange and the circle through the month of October. Next week, our focus will be trees and leaves. We encourage you to send in any beautiful items in nature that you might see over the weekend. Also, we are so excited about Pumpkins with Pop on Friday, October 20th. Be on the lookout for your "formal" invitation! Please let us know if your son is unable to attend or if someone other than dad will be attending. We can't wait!

Fri, Sep 29, 2017 - 10 Views

This week was the grand finale of our All About Me unit and our exploration of the 5 senses. We focused on hearing and touch. We began the week with a listening walk where we traveled around the school with styrofoam cups to ears to help us listen to sounds. We enjoyed a very special visit from our headmaster, Mr. Hancock, who happens to be an excellent violinist. He talked to us about loud and soft sounds, took requests, and played name-that-tune on the violin. It was such a treat! The sense of touch provided us with lots of fun craft opportunities. We talked about different textures (soft, smooth, rough, bumpy, hard) by touching objects in mystery boxes and talking about how they felt to us. We also made texture hands and texture collages. To end the week, we combined forces with the other YK class for our 5 Senses Celebration. Each teacher had a station where the students were able to explore one of their 5 senses. They painted with spaghetti noodles (touch), posed for a photo booth, played “guess that smell”, tasted (and heard) cocoa krispy cereal, and listened to a story. It was a great day!

We will begin our harvest unit next week and will focus on apples. We will cook applesauce as a class on Monday and would appreciate if you could send your child to school with an apple. The color for the next unit is orange and the shape is a circle. Just a reminder, Fall Break is Thursday, October 5- Monday, October 9. We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Fri, Sep 29, 2017 - 17 Views

This week was the grand finale of our All About Me unit and our exploration of the 5 senses. We focused on hearing and touch. We began the week with a listening walk where we travelled around the school with styrofoam cups to ears to help us listen to sounds. We enjoyed a very special visit from our headmaster, Mr. Hancock, who happens to be an excellent violinist. He talked to us about loud and soft sounds, took requests, and played name-that-tune on the violin. It was such a treat! The sense of touch provided us with lots of fun craft opportunities. We talked about different textures (soft, smooth, rough, bumpy, hard) by touching objects in mystery boxes and talking about how they felt to us. We also made texture hands and texture collages. To end the week, we combined forces with the other YK class for our 5 Senses Celebration. Each teacher had a station where the students were able to explore one of their 5 senses. They painted with spaghetti noodles (touch), posed for a photo booth, played “guess that smell”, tasted (and heard) cocoa krispy cereal, and listened to a story. It was a great day!

We will begin our harvest unit next week and will focus on apples. We will cook applesauce as a class on Monday and would appreciate if you could send your child to school with an apple. The color for the next unit is orange and the shape is a circle. Just a reminder, Fall Break is Thursday, October 5- Monday, October 9. We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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