THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

What a fun and busy month we had, we kept the kids engaged in many activities that exposed them to the colors orange and black, the oval shape and exposure to different kinds of vegetables. The K9 visit was super entertaining and loving. We could not go to the farm, but the farm came to us. Preparations to stone soup began with the Bible story “Jesus Feeds 5,000,” and “Stone Soup; by Tony Ross. The kids enjoyed every minute.

Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s all be thankful to God for the good, the kindness and all the lessons we learn from life.

APPLE PUMPKIN DAYS

We made many thing with pumpkins and apples; art, science, math and snacks were amongst this fun week. Have a look at these action pictures.

PUMPKIN PANCAKES
Mmmmmmm!
Red and green apple snacks!
PUMPKIN ACTIVITIES
EXPLORING INSIDE A PUMPKIN
TEN APPLES UP ON TOP! By Dr. Seuss

FIRE STATION VISITORS

Our kids in room 4 have been preparing for our firefighters visit. We had dress up in firefighters gear, they played with firefighter figures and fire station. We all sang the fire truck songs and read books about fire trucks and fire stations. We were as ready as can be!

The pre-school participated in the Great California Shake Out. We first practiced in class “Bunnies in the Hole,” hide their head and get down and cover their head. The day of the Shake Out we all joined by getting down on the ground, covering our heads, counting to ten, then walking outside the parking lot and making sure everyone was safe outside. The staff and pre-school children walked together to the Elementary School and gathered as one school as we would in a real disaster. Hats off to all the little feet that made the long trail to the designated disaster spot!!

Fire Station 38 Visit is always a thrill for our little ones. Thank you to the officers who came and introduced all their gear and fire truck equipment to our little boys and girls.

APPLE PROJECTS

Apple sampling activity: we cut three different kinds of apples, Granny Smith, red delicious apples and gala apples. The kids got to taste all three kinds of apples and some of their comments were, “red apples are sweet”,” “green apples are sour,” “I like the red ones,” and “I like green, they’re tasty, “ “ I like the crunchy apple.
Marble painting
We Painted apples by rolling big marbles with red, yellow and green paint.
Apple printing with friends

Cooking apple dumplings was a special treat. It was also a good activity for the kiddos to exercise their listening skills, be patient, and follow directions.

Spreading our dough, rubbing the butter adding brown sugar and wrapping our apples like a baby a well accomplished task by all our cooks.
The end result was rewarding and delicious.

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY

We have had an amazing start, most of our kids have adjusted to our class and their peers. We are learning many interesting things about all our students. The activities we have offered in our class have given us insight and extra tools to use when planing for our next lesson plan in our class. It’s fun to see them playing and learning at the same time.

Exposure to fall items and colors
—- Learning about lines —
Dressing up,large motor skills, fine motor skills and social skills
We love our outdoor play areas!
Building community and creating memories in our dramatic play area.
They found pet rocks, adorable.
Putting together our matching colored bottles by adding food dye to water; so much fun!
Creating long-lasting friendships; “friends help each other, yes they do!”

NEW SCHOOL YEAR 2022

Our 1st full week of 2022 school year is going great, the kids are getting familiar with each other and are learning each other’s names. They are also learning to share the space around them. At this age sharing is still a hard and new concept to grasp, at pre-school they are getting an introduction to sharing. The children play together and can make connections with each other.