Storytelling

Today we talked about storytelling. Storytelling can happen from a book or from our imagination or our memory. At breakfast the littles were already telling stories. It happens so naturally. At one point in the morning Nayomi drew a picture and progressed to tell a story about it. That reminds us that sometimes the illustration […]

Pumpkin Jack

We finally carved our pumpkin. In child led programs many times holiday exploration comes AFTER the actual holiday – because that is when they are talking about it and interested. Today we carved and scooped and carved and scooped. We read a book that explained the life cycle of a pumpkin 🎃 Seed Green plant […]

Clean it out

Today I cleaned out the rest of that Halloween bin. Remember the activity sheet books I told you I just couldn’t throw away ? There was also a weekly reader from 2013 👀 We painted the tiny pumpkins and gourds to transition our tables. ( coming home with you in a couple days when they […]

Switching Gears

Of course we switched gears today to Thanksgiving. We did the traditional handprint turkey. We talked a lot about thanksgiving and what that means. It led to a lot of discussion about food. So of course the children started producing a lot of foods and serving them to me and each other. If this conversation […]

Happy Halloween

Today has been a really good day filled with Halloween festivities. We ate a themed breakfast ! We read a story about 5 ghost that were white and ate all white foods. They did until mom left them home alone. Each ghost tried a different food that changed them the color of the food. I […]

Our Bodies Move

Today we continued to look at our bodies and what they can do. Our bodies can dance. Our bodies can move in different ways like in yoga. We also did a storm drill. And a little art.

It’s Fall Y’all

The children are having so much fun outside finding all the different colors of leaves. We made a fall dessert today and it is amazing. Smash cinnamon rolls on the bottom of a sprayed dish. Spread pumpkin pie filling on top Cover with a box of yellow cake mix Put 1.5 sticks of butter on […]

Body size awareness

Today we started exploring body size awareness. Jasmine and Hinslee stood next to each other and we saw how their bodies were different sizes. We read a book that helped us explore the sizes of animals around us We also started a project that will last all week. Two children a day will make life […]

Metaphors

Today we looked at drawings of oranges and thought metaphorically what else it could be. There were different drawings. Some kids totally understood what I meant when I said “ look at this orange. What else could it be ?” Others were like uh … an orange. Like Ms Debbie are you crazy ITS AN […]

Apples

We have a few fun days on our calendar. They are a little more “themed” than our regular days. Today is National Apple Day . We tasted red and green apples and graphed which is our favorite. For snack we had yummy warm apple cider and apples with Carmel dip. We also had a surprise […]