Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday, December 16th

Claire is free form drawing with markers.

Claire is working with the number caterpillar puzzle.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday, December 15th

Morning Spanish Lesson

The children learned how to say "Merry Christmas" in Spanish and learned how to sing "Jingle Bells" in Spanish.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday, December 10th and Paige's Birthday

Claire is phonetically building short vowel words.

Paige's Birthday Celebration

Paige is blowing out the candles from her celebration.

Paige is serving fresh fruit to her friends to celebrate her birthday.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday, December 3rd

Claire is working with number stamping.

First, Claire stamps a number and then adds the quantity of picture stamps to the paper that correlate with with numeral.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stories, songs and crafts help the children to remember the history of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Claire and Josie are making pilgrims.

Claire and Josie



Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday, November 24th

Today we had Spanish lessons.  

Three colors were introduced - yellow: amarillo, brown: cafe, and green: verde.

Spanish phrases that were reviewed - Good Day, How are you?, Very well, Thank you!
Claire is independently phonetically building short vowel words.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday, November 19th

What a lovely class!  

The vegetable food group was introduced today.  We talked about how some people call tomatoes a fruit and others call it a vegetable.  In our books, it classifies tomatoes as a vegetable, so we are going to put it in the vegetable group at school.  If we hear someone call it a fruit, we will remember that is okay too.  Also, there is a bit of confusion with corn.  It is often classified as a vegetable, but it is really a grain. Either choice, again is okay. To stay healthy, it is recommended to consume five servings each day.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 18th

The sound of the week is "k".  

I introduced the fruit group today.  The recommendation is to consume 5 servings.  We discussed what a serving of fruit would be.  We compared one large orange to a small mandarin orange (cutie).  If a "cutie" was one serving, one large orange would be two servings.

Claire is building with the magnetic shapes.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Week of November 10th - Introduction of Food Groups

Wednesday, November 12th

We learned about the Dairy Group today.  The children were able to identify foods that are made from milk and they learned that milk comes from animals.  We discussed that most milk at the store mostly comes from cows or goats.  We also discussed how some milk is made from almonds, rice or soy beans because some people are allergic to milk from animals.To stay healthy, it is recommended to consume 3 servings each day. Milk contains calcium that makes bones and teeth strong.

Thursday, November 13th

Today the "Meat and Protein" group was introduced during our morning circle.  We discussed that meat, eggs, beans and nuts provide us with protein in our diet.  To stay healthy, people need to consume five servings of protein each day.  Protein helps our body grow and gives our body energy.

Friday, November 14th

Today the "Grains" food group was introduced. Grains give us energy. To stay healthy, you need to consume 6 servings of grains every day.  Grains come from parts of plants such as wheat, rice and corn.  Grains can be ground into flour that is used to make other things such as bread, pasta, pretzels, muffins, breakfast cereal and pancakes.