Apples, apples everywhere!

We learned all about apples today. They come in different colors, they have a core and seeds.  The story “Apples, Apples, Apples” by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace showed the children how apples are planted, grown, picked and eaten.   We have been reading about apples and even tasting them!  We had a taste test and then polled the children on which one they liked best…..the consensus was red, then green and yellow came in last.  The craft today was apple stamping, pretty fun! We also examined the apples and their seeds with magnifying glasses.

Apples, Apples, Apples

painting with apples

Painting with an apple cut in half. Painting with apples.

 

 apple prints

Apple Prints
apples in preschool

Examining an apple with a magnifying glass.

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Whooooo’s there?

So the second week is in full swing!  We started our owls, which turned out so cute and perfect because our theme this week is Shapes, and yesterday we talked about the circle.  I love paper plate crafts and will make anything out of them.  It is such an inexpensive way to craft too.

paper plate owls

Paper Plate Owls

paper plate owls

Attatching the eyes and beak.

paper plate owls

Adding feathers.

 

The wings are another paper plate cut into two pieces and stapled on.  Because of the curve of the plate stapling worked better than glue.  I am ready for fall now and cannot wait to make more crafts for the season!

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Clean songs to sing!

We love to sing and we sing a lot in our preschool classroom!    I think that if you put anything to a familiar tune a child can remember it easier.  We needed few songs to sing when the  children washed their hands, and we needed a song to sing to help the children remember to catch their sneezes and coughs!  It works too!  We actually hear them  happily singing  while they are in the bathroom.

Hand Washing (to the tune of Frere Jacques)

Back and front,

back and front,

in between,

in between,

rub them both together,

rub them both together

now their clean,

now their clean!

 

Keep the Germs Away!  (to the tune of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

Demonstrate by by pretending to sneeze or cough into your elbow.

This is the way we catch our sneeze,

catch our sneeze,

catch our sneeze,

this is the way we catch our sneeze,

to keep the germs away!

This is the way we catch our cough,

catch our cough,

catch our cough,

this is the way we catch our cough,

to keep the germs away!

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