Gift Givers

If I have learned anything about the wonderful Kiddos in my class is that they love to give!  We spent the month of December creatively playing with wrapping paper and ribbon.  The Children loved wrapping gifts for each other to put under our Christmas Tree.

 

We also worked on gifts for our families.

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We set up a Sweet shop where the children were so engaged in making Cookies and sweets for each other!  We learned so many new vocabulary words to help us create our sweets!

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We Spent the month learning about our greatest Gift of Christmas!  Our advent Calendar shared with us the Story of Jesus’ birth!

 

Trip To the Market

This week, we had a special field trip planned to visit our local farmer’s market. We have created a vegetable stamp garden to learn about how Vegetables grow.  Our visit to the market had 2 purposes.  One was to collect items for our Thanksgiving feast.  The other was to learn that Farmers grow vegetables in their gardens.  There is quite a variety of vegetables that you can buy.  Some vegetables are even the same vegetables that the Native Americans would have grown and shared at the First Thanksgiving!

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Creative Play Spaces

The month of November has been dedicated to learning more about the First Thanksgiving!  We’ve been reading some wonderful books to learn about the Native Americans.  We learned that they were hunters, fishers, and gardeners.

We created a TeePee with special artwork on it!  The kiddos have found the teepee a great place to read, make music, and play.

We build boats, like the Mayflower and we sailed the cross the Sea

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Halloween and More

We had a great week preparing for Halloween! After our visit to the Pumpkin Patch, we learned so much about pumpkins.  We learned that they are cold and slimy inside.  We learned that there are LOTS of seeds inside.  We measured and compared Apples to Pumpkins!  We reviewed our shapes by carving our pumpkin using Circles, Triangles, Squares, and Rectangles!We created spooky mixed up letters along a spider web!  The Children had to find all their letters in their name!  They loved walking along the webs!We also created a Witches Brew full of Bats, Spiders and Ghouls!  We ended our week with a Trick or Treat Walk throughout the Church to visit our Church Friends .

 

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Pumpkins and Apples

Thank you Chiles Orchard for hosting us for a wonderful morning of pumpkins and apples!  We learned the parts of the apples.  We learned about how apples and pumpkins grow.  We all hopped aboard the tractor for a beautiful ride around the orchard where we picked and tasted delicious apples.  Next we continued on the tractor to the pumpkin patch!  We each picked our own pumpkins.  We saw how the the pumpkins grow on vines.  Next we returned to the apple shed where we enjoyed a tasty treat of Apple cider and Apple cinnamon donut!  The weather was perfect!

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Inventors!

Our letter of the week this week was I and what an awesome opportunity to learn about inventors!  The kids had such a great week tinkering with things that they might not be able to tinker with on a daily basis.  With the help of our school families, we were able to explore the insides of things like an old computer and a phone.  We explored marble runs and we used real hammers and screwdrivers!  They loved exploring!  We had yarn contraptions throughout the classroom.  We learned who invented the stoplight, the telephone, and bifocals!  The kids even created their own inventions!  They made a harmonica!  What a great week to play, learn, and explore!

 

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Seasons

This week we are learning about the Seasons.  We used our senses, we technology, we even acted  out the seasons by catching the falling leaves and making snow angels!!  What fun we had this week with our friend Squawker the parrot.  He brings us new season words to learn so that we can expand our vocabulary.  The children have found so much joy in the visits from our parrot friend.

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We also began our Specials this week.  Mrs. Susanne shared with us her love of Art by incorporating famous pieces of Art with seasons.  The children were so proud of the things they created!

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Big Lines, Little Lines

We have had such a fun week learning about Big lines and Little Lines, Big curves and Little Curves!  We welcomed our new friend Mat Man to our little community!

We built. We drew. We even collaged our new friend Mat Man.

The Children loved using the sticks to build things.  I loved hearing all the things they thought the sticks could make.  They especially loved dancing and following directions with our sticks!

We also spent our Cooking Fridays making freshly squeezed Lemonade!  It was a sweet treat for the end of the week!

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New Friends

We had a great First week of School!!  It so great to be back together again. Our special friends learned about being a SUPER friends at school.  We learned about our classroom and how to take care of it.  We labeled our play areas to help us remember where things go.  We incorporated lots of music and movement this week as we begin to implement the Hand Writing without Tears Program to our curriculum.  The kids tapped and Hokey Pokey-ed with our wood pieces.  Its been a great week playing, sharing, and learning together.

 

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Welcome to Olivet Preschool 2015-2016!

Welcome to Olivet Preschool! Fall is my favorite time of the year! I especially love Back to School time! We have been very busy at Olivet Preschool getting ready for a new school year! The classroom is ready. The teachers are excited. The students are ready to be reunited with their sweet friends. Here is a sneak peek of the classroom. Mark your calendars on Friday, September 4, for an Open House! See you soon, friends!

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