Pink Pigs….

November 1, 2011

Today we learned all about pink and reviewed the letters A-H.  We read “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh about mischievous mice who get into some paint and discover that when you mix paint together you create all new colors.  Then we played our Once Upon a Pea felt board game again, learned a pink song and made cute paper plate pink pigs!  And learned that when you mix red and white paint you get pink!  On Friday we will have Rainbow Day to finish out the week and talk about all of the colors.  Ms. Francis will make a really cute rainbow paper plate craft with the children, I made an example of the craft and I wanted to include it in today’s blog post since I will be out of town Thursday and Friday.

Ten Little Pigs

(to the tune of  Ten Little Indians)

One little, two little, three pink piggies,

Four little, five little, six pink piggies,

Seven little eight little, nine pink piggies,

Ten little pink piggies!

mouse paint

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

preschool felt board story

Once Upon a Pea felt board game, the children closed their eyes, I hid the pea under one of the colored mattresses, then I chose a child to come up and pick where they thought the pea was hidden. This was a fun color review game!

preschool paper plate pig craft

Painting the paper plate pigs

preschool paper plate pig craft

After painting the piggies pink

preschool paper plate pig craft

After adding eyes, ears and a curly q tail!

preschool rainbow paper plate craft

The rainbows that the children will make on Friday! I couldn't help but smile when this was done, it is so cheery!

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Orange you glad I didn’t say Orange!

This week we are reviewing all of the letters that we have learned so far, A-H.  We are making a review book with the children that they will take home on Friday.  We are also reviewing colors along with the letters and yesterday was an orange day.  We read “The Crayon Box That Talked” by Shane De Rolf, a story about a crayon box full of crayons who cannot get along, but then realize that they need each other to create beautiful pictures.  We  played Once Upon a Pea, a color game with the felt board,  learned an orange song and made paper bag pumpkins.

I Love Orange

(to the tune of Three Blind Mice)

I love orange, I love orange,

It’s so bright, it’s so bright,

I love orange pumpkins that grow in the fall,

I love orange goldfish so cute and so small.

I love my great big orange beach ball,

I love orange!

the crayon box that talked

The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane De Rolf

preschool felt board story

We played the felt board game Once Upon a Pea, the children closed their eyes, I hid the pea under one of the colored mattresses, then I chose a child to come up and pick where they thought the pea was hidden. This was a fun color review game!

paper bag pumpkins

Painting the paper bag pumpkins

paper bag pumpkins

After stuffing the bags with newspaper, tying them with ribbon and adding fall leaves.

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Lots of Pumpkiny Fun!!

October 28, 2011

We have been so busy this week learning all about pumpkins!  We have learned a cute song, read pumpkin books, played pumpkin games, toasted and ate pumpkin seeds for a snack and made pumpkin crafts! The books that we have been reading this week show how a pumpkin grows from a seed to sprout, then plant and a pumpkin. We got a pumpkin for the class and scooped out the insides so the children could see and feel what is inside a pumpkin.  We have been making little books and sequence cards that illustrate that process and instead of playing Hot Potato, we played Pass the Pumpkin and the children passed the pumpkin around.  We also ended the week with our Fall party.  We had a great time, we made a ton of cute keepsake crafts, played musical chairs and had a yummy lunch!  Thank you to all of the parents who brought in food and helped out in the classroom!

pumpkin jack

We read the book "Pumpkin Jack" by Will Hubbell

preschool pumpkin theme

Coloring the Pumpkin Jack sequence cards

seed sprout pumpkin pie

We also read "Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin Pie" by Jill Esbaum

preschool pumpkin theme

Our class pumpkin

preschool pumpkin theme

We scooped out the pumpkins insides and felt the pulpy goo and seeds!

preschool pumpkin theme

Feeling the pumpkin pulp and seeds!

preschool pumpkin theme

Playing Pass the Pumpkin

preschool pumpkin theme

Our pumpkin seed snack!

pumpkin craft

Our pumpkin craft

preschool fall wreath

Our pretty fall wreaths

candy corn preschool craft

Our candy corn poem and craft!

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