Thursday, October 22, 2015

October is Safety Month so we had a visit from the Fire Department. The children got to explore the fire truck.

Then we got to try on some of the gear!

We also had a visit from a Police Officer.
He talked to us about strangers and staying safe.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fun at Brumbaugh Farm

The children had a wonderful time at Brumbaugh Farm!
We arrived and first learned about how bees are needed to make apples and pumpkins grow.
Then we went out to the orchard to learn about how apples are picked.
We listened to another presentation about how apples are sorted and stored.

After this we got to go on a hay wagon to a pumpkin patch to pick out that perfect pumpkin.

After lunch we got to play!

Then it was off to the corn maze!
Then children then enjoyed the zip line. Some were hesitant at the beginning but in end everyone took a ride. Thanks to Mr. Lightner for lifting everyone onto the swing.
And then it was a quiet ride home.

Jackson was a good friend! He let Conner sleep all the way home.

Monday, September 14, 2015

We are off to a  great start in Kindergarten. Here are some pictures from our afternoon Developmental Play Stations. The children love play dough and it really helps to strengthen our hands for handwriting.

Housekeeping helps the children develop social skills and pretending enhances language skills.

Legos, blocks and puzzles develop fine motor skills, social skills and language skills. Believe it or not, these things also help us learn beginning reading skills!

Check back in a few days for some neat pictures of some ocean activities we have done!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Madelyn brought sunfloweres to school! We examined them with magnifying glasses and used toothpicks to get the seeds out of the middle. We even found some bugs! It was a lot of fun.

We sat on the floor and felt the stem and cracked the stems. We then made a list of words to describe the sunflowers.


We took pictures in front of the sunflowers. Wow! they are really big!

We each made a sunflower out of paper by cutting the corners off of rectangles. They will be hanging up for conferences so take a look.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed!

The children started out Friday morning making a pan to wear on their head just like Johnny Appleseed. Then we cut up apples to use in our applesauce.


We made a birthday card and made a diagram of the seasons of an apple tree as we ate the applesauce.

The children also got to eat a caramel apple cookie!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sorting Fun

We started working with our Math Stations this week. The children had to sort objects by color, shape or size. They all did a fantastic job.

Check back later in the week to see our Patterning Math Stations!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

The First Week Of School!

We had a great first week of school. We learned about the classroom and what we will do to make every day the best it can be.

The children practiced going to literacy stations. In the bathtub the children enjoy reading and looking a books. At the playdough station the children make long snakes and form letters. At writing they make a picture and write some words to lable the picture.

These boys are working on matching uppercase letters to lower case letters with our Chester the Racoon cards.

I can't wait for next week!!