p is for {leaf bag turned flying} pumpkin

i bought a leaf bag per class only to realize we didn’t have nearly enough leaves in our preschool yard to fill even one! so, we inflated them with wind power, tied them shut and used them like balloons. be warned if you do this…they tear/pop very easily. but after that they simply become kite like. : )

enjoy watching our flying pumpkin and listening to a favorite poem:

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y is for yoga, preschool style

we’re going through the alphabet with yoga poses! so far we’ve done a through c plus “triangle” poses when we were talking about shapes. IMG_7005.JPG

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I’ve not planned ahead…I imagine we might have to get creative with some letters.

b is for baby

we had a little “baby corner” with a few extras: wipes, empty baby food jars, tiny spoons, board books, rocking chairs…

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(although we never found the bottles so babies either nursed or “grew up enough to eat food that is safe for babies to eat.”)

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it was also a great place to look at a glow in the dark show and tell item…under the couch is the darkest place we have!

o is for october!

it’s a new month and i stumbled on this old video of ours, perfect for the season….which led me to a trip back in time over the years. click here for more of our movies: good stuff

 

c is for camera…old school style

sweet boy brought a real Polaroid camera for show and tell, then captivated the class by its developing.

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b is for band aid and blood

my journal work plans started with this sign and boxes of band aids to give those finger muscles a work out:

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but almost as soon as we started, our journal work evolved to adding faces and blood to cover with the band aids!

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(also, please notice the legos tucked under the journal here. it is a general practice of ours to allow children to take the toy or item they were using and are not done with if the child is transitioning to a teacher directed activity)
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so if any of you heard that a teacher was the “bleeder” or “blooder” or “owie maker,” now it might make more sense!
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b is for branches

it only took a bit of time to talk about “branches” instead of “sticks.” but since it was B week, we did it!

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we used black tape strips as branches on a black paper trunk.
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we painted real branches from outside and will use for another project during C week:

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the colors green and red and brown and orange and yellow were in full supply for the first week of autumn leaf painting:
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and after the process important task of covering whole papers with paint was dry, we cut them into “leaf” shapes:
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y is for yellow week

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a short week gave us a chance to experience our color of the month, yellow!

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we painted and used glitter.
we cut yellow paint samples after determining that regardless of different shades,
they could all be called yellow!
after cutting the paint samples and the paint was dry from the day before,
golden suns were created!

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we hid in our cozy corner under a golden yellow light
( I put “bug lights” in our area lamps to give a warm glow).

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one of our yellow pieces of cloth became
the yellow magic cloth that we pulled each other around on
(tables pushed aside a bit for the week).

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the lite brite came out with the yellow pieces in the starring role.

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thankful for a donated sit n spin we got to work on our coordination.

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we worked on mixing yellow with blue
and yellow with red after some predicting of what would happen.
as I poured the paint into baggies with a slider
rather than the regular ziplock seal, I wondered how it would work.
the bag of red and yellow made it half way
around the circle before it exploded!
wow! exciting!
after cleaning up we read a preschool favorite book:
little blue and little yellow

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 and we ended our day in a yellow haze
with a yellow display of show and tell items.