Today was our Thanksgiving theme. For craft time the children made very cute table decorations. Inside each jar are Reeses Pieces. The handprints are your child's handprints. The high school buddies worked earlier in the week getting the handprints so they would be ready for today. The students glued on all the pieces and filled the jars themselves. They were very proud of the finished product. But I do think they would love to eat all those candies now rather than waiting a week!

We made it outside for  little bit today. The sun finally warmed the playground!

At circle time we read The Very First Thanksgiving, by Rhonda Gowler Greene.

For snack today the children had pretzel sticks and bananas, Juice and water.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Robyn
 
 
In case you are curious about our Zoo Phonics letters this is what we have learned so far. We focus on one letter each week. The week of December 10th we will be reviewing these letters.

A = Allie Alligator
B = Bubba Bear
C = Catina Cat
D = Dee Dee Deer
F = Francy Fish
G = Gordo Gorilla
H = Honey Horse
I = Inny Inchworm

Your children may be able to tell you the sound and signal for these letters if you ask. Some of them may still need the visual cards in order to do them. If you want to learn more about Zoo Phonics let me know and I can show you the cards at drop off time. I did look for some youtue videos and there are some but they are a little odd. There a few signals that they do differently than we do.
 
 
Today was a great day at preschool. It was so sunny that the kids had to ask me to close the curtains because the sun was in their eyes. We did not make time to go outside this morning just because it was so cold out. Our theme today was Thanksgiving. For craft we played a very fun bingo game. The students had to find the color of feather that was drawn from the pile and glue it to their turkey. I saw many fun turkeys going home today. At circle we reviewed the Zoo Phonics letters "d through i". Our theme today was Thanksgiving. Our story was "One Little, Two Little , Three Little Pilgrims" by B. G. Hennessy. Snack today was mini cupcakes and juice.

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving, Robyn
 
 
Today was project time day. This was the last project time for this term. The before snack buddies finished up their curriculum area of science. I love this curriculum area because I see so many fun experiments happening. I love seeing 
the preschool students learning about hypothesizing! 

The after snack buddies finished up their curriculum of cutting. Many of the preschool students have been struggling with their cutting skills so I decided to continue the fine motor skill activities to the end of this term. I have seen a great deal of improvement as their hands have gotten stronger. I would encourage all of you to work with your children on cutting at home as well. The more practice they get the stronger those hand muscles will become. Magazines and catalogs are great items to let them cut away on.

For snack today the students had Fish crackers and fresh grapes. They also had their choice of Apple juice, Grape juice, milk or water to drink. You would be surprised how great the kids are about cleaning up their own messes when they are done eating. They all know that is an expectation!

During skill building the students reviewed the Zoo Phonics letter "I". Inny Inchworm is her name. The students all got to identify their own name and decide if they have the letter "I" or not in their name. If they do they get to stand up. Once we have gone through all their names then we count how many students are standing and how many are sitting. This is excellent practice for them to recognize more and less.

Don't forget that tomorrow is the last preschool day with the current buddies. School will resume on December 10th with their new buddies. If a current buddy returns to the classroom in the same class period then they will continue to have that same
buddy.

Let me know if you have any questions,
Robyn
 
 
Today was project time day. This was the last project time for this term. The before snack buddies finished up their curriculum area of science. I love this curriculum area because I see so many fun experiments happening. I love seeing the preschool students learning about hypothesizing!

The after snack buddies finished up their curriculum of cutting. Many of the preschool students have been struggling with their cutting skills so I decided to continue the fine motor skill activities to the end of this term. I have seen a great deal of improvement as their hands have gotten stronger. I would encourage all of you to work with your children on cutting at home as well. The more practice they get the stronger those hand muscles will become. Magazines and catalogs are great items to let them cut away on.

For snack today the students had Animal Cookies and Pretzels. They also had their choice of Apple juice, Grape juice, milk or water to drink. You would be surprised how great the kids are about cleaning up their own messes when they are done eating. They all know that is an expectation!

We had a fire drill at school today too. The kids did great, even though we were all freezing. Because of the fire drill we did not have time for all of our skill building activities that we normally do on Wednesdays.

Don't forget that tomorrow is the last preschool day with the current buddies. School will resume on December 10th with their new buddies. If a current buddy returns to the classroom in the same class period then they will continue to have that same buddy.

Let me know if you have any questions, Robyn
 
 
Good Morning!

 I wanted to let you know that I am going to attempt to update this blog everyday in order to let you know what is happening at school. I have tried to send home newsletters but I really am not that good at keeping up with a weekly newsletter. My hope is to spend a few moments after the kids go home to type my update and post it daily. Let me know if you ever have any questions.

Robyn