WWF, 11-17-2017

Good Afternoon!

Today we…

played in the corn sensory table…

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built with magnatiles and interstar connectors…

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swung and spun on the trapeze bar…

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and played with the babies and their bottles.

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Breakfast:  Kashi blueberry clusters cereal and apples.

Lunch:  Egg Salad on whole grain wheat bread, apples/clementine oranges and mixed vegetables.

Afternoon Snack:  Pretzels and mozzarella string cheese.

Wee Sprouts: Mixed vegetables.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Rebekah

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WF, 11/17/2017

Happy Friday!

**Just a reminder that we have a three day week next week as we are closed on Thursday and Friday (November 23 and 24) in observance of Thanksgiving. Thanks!

A quick look into our Friday:

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Breakfast– Rice cakes with peanut butter and PPC kiwi.

Lunch– Homemade egg salad on whole wheat bread, clementines/apples, and PPC peppers.

PM snack– String cheese and pretzels.

Wee Sprout– PPC peppers/green beans.

Have a lovely weekend!

-Mindy

Link to pictures: WF 11/17

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WWF, 11-16-2017

Good Afternoon!

This morning we played with some sensory bags that Miss Marty made. We had 4 different bags to explore. We had a bag with shaving cream, a bag with cotton balls and little purple pom poms, a bag with glitter and water and a bag with green liquid watercolor and short pieces of plastic straws.

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A friend requested the pegs and peg boards this morning.  We worked on filling up and stacking our pegs on our boards.

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We also built with our Magnatiles and added our snowballs into our buildings. Sophia was able to balance a snowball on top of her building that was at an angle.

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Breakfast: Kix cereal and apples.

Lunch:  Whole grain brown rice with shredded beef, banana and corn.

Afternoon Snack: Brown rice cakes with sunflower butter.

Wee Sprouts: Corn.

Have a great night!

Rebekah

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WF, 11/16/2017

Good Afternoon!

Maddie became the teacher this morning as she explained to Franklin how she was choosing what consonant letter completed the word. Maddie worked with various word families this morning, completing the word by adding the beginning consonant to each word.

K.RF.3.5: Add, delete, or substitute sounds to change words.

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Several of our friends are going through a cognitive burst where they are learning and expressing newly acquired skills or information. Our interest in numbers and letters has taken off which is shown daily at the art table. The art table is just not about coloring; it’s about expressing our coloring using text. Children kid spell by themselves or ask for assistance from a teacher or a peer.

A kindergarteners journal reads ‘hous with ranbo flor’ or ‘house with rainbow floor’.

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Lulu, Lucy, and Anna used their imaginations in the habitrail this morning as they created a ‘freedom stage’. They put on a play for their peers and explained that anybody can be anything they wanted; a lovely idea right?!

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Breakfast– Kashi Blueberry Clusters and PPC raspberries/pears.

Lunch– Brown rice with shredded beef, banana/clementines, and PPC cherry tomatoes.

PM snack– Cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese and clementines.

Wee Sprout– PPC cucumber.

Have a great night.

-Mindy

Link to pictures: WF 11/16

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WWF, 11-15-2017

Happy Wednesday!

This morning our sensory activity was shaving cream. The shaving cream we used was a blue gel that turned white as we ran our hands through it. We added some people and cars so we could drive through our shaving cream to make tracks.

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We enjoyed being under a blanket that was covering the table and sitting under the habitrail like we were in a tent or secret hide out.

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We also were busy driving our foam car and airplane around on the carpet.

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Breakfast:  Kashi blueberry clusters cereal and apples.

Lunch:  Scrambled eggs with cheese, whole grain wheat bread, banana and peas.

Afternoon Snack:  Whole grain wheat crackers with hummus.

Have a wonderful evening!

Rebekah

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WF, 11/15/2017

Good Afternoon!

What you see in the pictures: children clipping a number on a card.

What is REALLY happening?

We used our knowledge of numbers to clip the missing number (1-20) on the card. Children had to think of what number came before or after a given number. Lulu was the first child to participate in the activity which prompted her younger peers to come and watch. As Lulu was clipping the correct number, we talked about the number sequence that she was completing.

Lucy and Franklin followed closely. Lucy focused on numbers under ten while Franklin concentrated on smaller numbers and the fine motor aspect of using the clothespin.

One of the best aspects of a multi-age classroom is the opportunity for our older children to engage in teachable moments with their younger peers.

K.NS.3: Find the number that is one more than or one less than any whole number up to 20.

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The art table was full of children who used various drawing templates to draw things ranging from a peacock to a castle to a gryphon. Maddie wasn’t too sure what a ‘gryphon’ was so we looked it up using the internet. We found out that a gryphon is a fabled monster, usually having the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion!

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Breakfast– Whole grain oatmeal with honey and PPC raspberries.

Lunch– Farm fresh scrambled eggs with shredded cheese, whole wheat bread, banana, and fresh carrots/green beans.

PM snack– Blue corn chips and PPC kiwi.

Wee Sprout– PPC green beans and cucumber.

Have a great night!

-Mindy

Link to pictures: WF 11/15

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WWF, 11-14-2017

Good Afternoon!

A few holiday closure reminders. We will be closed Thursday and Friday November 23-24 for our Thanksgiving break. Our Christmas break we will be closed Monday December 25-Friday, January 5, 2018. Thank you.

We began our morning with our pegs and peg boards. We worked on our fine motor skills as we placed the pegs into the holes of our boards or as we stacked the pegs together by themselves.

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We worked on our throwing and catching skills as we tossed the ball back and forth with Miss Rebekah.

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We created beautiful drawings with our new set of markers.

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When it was outside time, we went down the slide, made cupcakes in the sand, ran around the log house and filled our dump truck with rocks.

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A happy baby who is having some quality time snuggles and enjoys watching the fish swim around in the fish tank.

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Breakfast:  Kashi blueberry clusters cereal and apples.

Lunch:  Refried beans and cheese on whole grain flatbread, apples and peas.

Afternoon Snack:  Toasted cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese.

Wee Sprouts: Peas.

Have a great evening!

Rebekah

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WF, 11/14/2017

Good Afternoon!

Our pre-k/k group (large group) took a trip to the library this morning where we returned our books from last week before checking out new books! Everyone was quite selective in the stories they chose. A few children wanted to look in the non-fiction section for football books so after we were done in the fiction section, we headed over to the non-fiction section. We found the sports stories and chose a few books that looked appealing.

After everyone found four stories, we took a puppet show break! Friends took turns with the puppets. We all worked together to tell different stories using animals; the audience clapped (quietly of course!) several times.

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A few librarians and guests commented on how quiet we were along with how well formed our line was! We said thank you with BIG smiles on our faces.

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The welcome activity consisted of white tiles and Montessori numbers. Maddie used her one to one correspondence skills to put the correct number of tiles to the red number. After, she discussed what number was smaller or larger.

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Miss Kim put painting supplies out at the art table this morning where children had the option to paint with feathers! We found out that the feather made different lines than a regular paint brush.

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Breakfast– Cheerios and PPC kiwi.

Lunch– Refried bean and shredded cheese on whole wheat flatbread, PPC cantaloupe, and PPC cauliflower.

PM snack– Goldfish and sunflower seeds.

Wee Sprout– PPC peppers.

Have a lovely night!

-Mindy

Link to pictures: WF 11/14

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WWF, 11-13-2017

Good Afternoon!

Mack asked for the moon sand this morning. They used a variety of utensils to scoop up sand to fill a container to make a cake with honey.

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We enjoyed the habitrail area. We had the balls out to hold and carry around as we were climbing and sliding down the slide.

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We spent some quiet time looking at a book.

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We loved being able to go outside. We rode with a friend on the teeter totter, climbed up on the climbing house and found an earwig to observe in a bucket.

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The friends before their nap time were busy dressing up with different hats.

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Breakfast:  Whole grain wheat toast with butter and apples.

Lunch:  Whole grain wheat pasta with chicken, apples and peas.

Afternoon Snack: Whole milk yogurt and a homemade apple muffin.

Wee Sprouts: Corn.

Have a wonderful evening!

Rebekah

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WF, 11/13/2017

Good Afternoon!

In large group, we read ‘The Cat in the Hat’. We used our knowledge of rhyming words to complete a few sentences throughout the story. We talked about the phase ‘word family’. As we talked about a family, we discussed how members of a family are similar but not the same. There were four words that were taken from the story and we started a word family for each word.

For example, the word ‘cat’ is similar to ‘mat’, ‘bat’, and ‘hat’. We took the first letter away and added another letter. The kindergarteners were able to add the new sound to read the new words.

K.RF.3.5: Add, delete, or substitute sounds to change words.

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The welcome activity allowed children to experiment with magnets. Children who chose to sit and explore the activity determined whether or not an item was magnetic. Last week, Lulu and Franklin went on a magnetic exploration around the environment.

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Franklin and David showed much patience this morning as they waited for around an hour for the trash truck. Franklin has been interested in the trash and how it gets taken out along with what happens to it once it leaves Wee Friends. We enjoy this Monday morning routine because the trash truck honks their horn so that we can hear it! This morning, we opened the door so that we could easily see what the trash man was doing.

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Breakfast– English muffin with butter and apples.

Lunch– Whole wheat noodles with shredded chicken and butter, PPC mangos/apples, and fresh carrots/green beans.

PM snack– Homemade apple muffins from Ruby’s dad and hard boiled eggs.

Wee Sprout– Fresh carrots and green beans.

Have a lovely night!

-Mindy

Link to pictures: WF 11/13

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