Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Day

Just a reminder...NO SCHOOL TODAY! If you ever have questions about the calendar, please visit the new website at and click on "Calendar". Thanks!

Monday, December 12, 2011


We will be holding our Christmas party on Wednesday the 16th! Please send your child in their favorite pajamas! We will be having hot cocoa, stories, movies, popcorn, and more! We plan on watching The Grinch (the older cartoon version) and possibly Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer while we teachers pull out the kids one at a time for testing. Just checking up on where each child is at and getting our homework folders ready for the first of the year. :) School will be out after this Wednesday and will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd. THANKS!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday, December 6th...

Letter N/Noisy Scooter Sound

Today we continued our focus on the Letter N / Noisy Scooter Sound.

We read the classic Christmas poem, "The Night Before Christmas"

We followed up with our "Night" theme in Arts and Crafts and the kids got to make their own night scene using a sheet of star stickers (the kids could barely contain their excitement when I handed them their own sheet of stickers) and white crayons on a dark blue construction paper background!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday, December 5th...

Naughty and Nice...
Letter N/Noisy Scooter Sound

Today we introduced the Letter N or Noisy Scooter sound (imagine the whine of an electric scooter... nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn).

During Circle Time we played a game involving a group of "Naughty" preschoolers (not ours, of course, but some cute stick figure drawings such as Wilma Whisperer, Connie CandyEater, Sammy Sing TOO Loud, and their friends). The kids in the class got to help us decide how the naughty kids could change their behavior to nice. We then read the fun book, Elf on the Shelf and got to meet and name our own little class elf (Morning Class Elf is named "Red Hat" and Afternoon Class Elf is named "Gabby"). Red Hat and Gabby will be watching over us and making nightly reports to Santa, then returning and hiding in the classroom for the kids to find each day. There may also be mischief involved where the elves are concerned. :)
The "N" sound is often confused among preschoolers with the "M" sound. We will be working on differentiating the two in preschool. Feel free to quiz your child at home (what sound does MOUSE begin with? - point to an M and an N and have them sound it for you).

In Arts and Crafts we glued together our Christmas Countdown Chains (OH BOY there was a lot of glue today)! 20 more days!

We are now incorporating Christmas songs into our Singing Time routine, YAY! Today we sang "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "Jingle Bells". Can't wait 'till tomorrow!

PARENT NOTES: The last day of school in December will be Wednesday, December 14th and school will resume again on Tuesday, January 3rd. Please remember to pay your December tuition before then, it sneaks up quickly! Thanks.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday, November 30th...


Today we celebrated the marriage of Miss Q to Mr. U.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday, November 22nd...

Playing Catch-up!

Looks like I've got a little catching up to do on the blog! Luckily I've got a little down time this week -
remember NO MORE SCHOOL this week -

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday, November 8th...

Letter L

Today was all about LEAVES! We had a great time looking at and comparing different types of leaves. We looked at size, color, shape, and more while picking out the best specimens for our leaf rubbings.

We read The Leaves on The Trees...

In addition to our leaf rubbings, our classes each participated in other leaf activities. Miss Jodi and Miss Tiffany's classes hung their leaves on colored paper in the windows for a fun decoration! They are waiting to see if the sun will bleach the leaf design onto the construction paper. In Miss Jamie's classes we pressed leaves between the pages of some pretty big books! We will check back on them on Monday to see if they are ready to be laminated.