ART STUDIO

Ms. Jen (Silas’s mom) was happy to dedicate her valuable time at our school and make an art project with all the classes in the art studio. Each classroom had a time slop to use the studio and make a special fall art activity. Your little ones enjoyed their time learning new language (squeeze and release), colors and the function of how to use an eye dropper.

FALL AND PUMPKINS

Fall is here and we have decorated our class with pumpkins of all size, shapes and textures. Thank you parents for bringing all the assorted and fun fall items. Fall is in our class and outside our yard.

We have many books and the kids love to turn the pages, look at the pictures and make up words that go along with the book they choose. Here are some of their favorite books, “Little acorn,” ”In the middle of Fall,” “The Biggest Apple Ever,” “I Love Fall,” “Hedgehugs,” “Plumpy, Dumply, Pumpkin,” ”Penguin and Pumpkin,” “Apples and Pumpkins,” and ” The Little old lady who was not Afraid of Anything,”

Apple Pumpkin Days

October has been filled with lots of harvest fun! We’ve explored apples and pumpkins all month long and got to celebrate harvest the last 2 days; Apple Pumpkin Day!

We incorporate fun apple pumpkin activities during small group such as exploring what breaks done pumpkin faster: Dish soap, water, or tea.

Small group and free choice activities throughout October

Apple Pumpkin days were filled with Apple explosions, pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, apple pumpkin building and apple pumpkin fingerprints!

Thursday the Children wore red!
Friday the children wore orange!

Apple 🍎 Pumpkin 🎃Days

Yay October! Fall has come and it has brought a few cool days (and some really warm ones) but with it we have a few special celebrations. Apple/Pumpkin Day is one of those special times that we get to celebrate; not just once but two days!From special snacks to art and fun stories we have had a couple of busy days. Here are a couple of pictures of what we did.

On the first day we had a special story and a snack that was like an apple pie in a cup. Complete with Graham cracker crust ( graham cracker pieces).

We also made apple prints and did a fine motor activity with apple erasers and tongs.

On the second day we had small pumpkin spice pancakes and we played on the patio.
We got to decorate pumpkins and make paper jack-o-lanterns.

We loved having the opportunity to have parents in our classrooms and we look forward to seeing more of you guys as the year progresses!

November Nature Collages on the Patio

Collaborative projects teach children how to work toward a common goal, while fostering cooperation and flexibility. Collaborative activities also create social cohesion and build supportive environments.

When we create collaborative pieces together we’re practicing sharing space, taking turns, communicating and enjoying the process rather than focusing on a finished product.

Integrating natural materials into early childhood art projects enrich the overall learning experience. Exploring natural materials gives children the opportunity to experience an array of textures, shapes and colors. It also increases their knowledge of the world and objects in it, all while fostering a curiosity for the environment.

Friends from Rooms 1, 2 and 3 collected leaves, painted, assembled and glittered these collaborative masterpieces!

McGruff the Crime Dog, a Motorcycle, and More! The Pasadena Police Department stopped by the Preschool.

We were so excited to meet McGruff the Crime Dog today. Officer Hilda and McGruff explained what strangers are, who we should trust, how to stay safe if we trick-or-treat, plus how to safely ride our bikes. We even were able to take pictures with McGruff! The excitement didn’t stop there, however. After McGruff said goodbye we had a special visit from a Motorcycle Officer Meeks. The kids were able to get up close to check out his ride, ask him questions, and even pose for pictures. It was a fantastic visit!

A special thanks to the Pasadena Police Department for all of their hard work and for taking the time to be with us today.