Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful…. well….

Can you believe this weather two weeks before Christmas ? The children were all taking their coats off and running and throwing leaves.  What a blessing it is to get a more outside time that isnt bundled up in coats , hats  and scarves.     Here are some of the things I observed outside […]

Going on a Bear Hunt , Really ?

The children were excited and nervous about the possibility of us going on a bear hunt today.  One of the things we did this morning was sing this song ;   We’re going on a bear hunt A baby baby Yeah We’re going on a bear hunt What you say Yeah We’re going on a […]

The Bear Went Over the Mountain

Today we started a unit on bears .   We charted what we already know about bears.   1.  They growl when someone is near . 2.  The crawl. 3.  They are mean. 4.  Bears hibernate. 5.  Bears live in a cave.   We read two books about bears and the ” sleeping ” they […]

Real or Make Believe

As we wrapped up part of our ” Animals in the Woods ” unit today we were blessed by the folks at Friendship Pediatric Center .  I had put a call out on facebook asking for antlers or preserved wild animals .  Renee’s husband Gary is a hunter and  they really came through for us. […]

Bats Fly At Night

Today we talked about bats.   We made tiny little miniature emergent readers about bats.  I know it was a little overkill on the adjectives but when you see them you will understand. We also read a book about bats that taught us things like : Bats sleep upside down. Bats hang from their toes. […]

Haddie And The Fox

Dog goes “woof” Cat goes “meow” Bird goes “tweet” And mouse goes “squeek” Cow goes “moo” Frog goes “croak” And the elephant goes “toot” Ducks say “quack” And fish go “blub” And the seal goes “ow ow ow” But there’s one sound That no one knows What does the fox say? “Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!” What […]

Animals in the Woods

  As you know I have been reading a book called ‘ Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens.  ”  I was quite enamored with the concept of outdoor preschools until I read the part about the teacher carrying a bathroom shovel.  Yeah.. I draw the line at bathroom shovels.  However we can do small things that […]

Is it Thanksgiving yet ?

It seems like we have been getting ready for Thanksgiving for a very long time. You know I am not a crafty type person so doing ” crafts” take a little longer and looks a little different here.  We dont sit down and do a twelve step craft .  Did you know  our older preschool […]

Turkey’s Here and There

Today was a menage of completing turkey products for our Thanksgiving feast.  One of the things we worked on was a finger / hand puppet.  This is great.  You can use it years from now to entertain guest at your home.   In other news, Dallas and I are going away to a training retreat […]

Sweet Sweet Turkey

Holiday season always brings around those teacher directed crafts.  We made a couple today that will be used as decorations for our program .  I hope you enjoy that type of thing.  I did try to let the kids do as much of the  ” work ” as possible so it is authentic and a […]