Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Party Today at A, Bee, C, Preschool


We had lots of fun at our Halloween Party today.  We played Halloween Bingo, a
Moon Match Dice game, Ring Around the Witches Hat, we danced to the
"Monster Mash", and during art time we made a stand-up black cat, a dancing skeleton,
and a picture page for the rhyme "Five Little Pumpkins".  We read some fun Halloween
stories and at the end we Trick or Treated around the table to share goodies with our friends.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Now Enrolling for the 2014-2015 Preschool Year

A, Bee, C, Preschool is an in-home preschool with small class size for individual
attention for each child.
4-5 year old kindergarten readiness class Monday and Wednesday 9:00-11:30
3 year old preschool class Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11:30

Space is limited, please contact me today to reserve your child's place in our upcoming class.
Peggy  801-783-7084

Plants and Seeds

This week we learned about how plants grow.  We read "The Carrot Seed".
"Mrs. McNosh and the Great Big Squash", "The Tiny Seed", by Eric Carle, and
"The Biggest Pumpkin Ever".  We learned that plants drop their seeds in the fall,
then they are carried by the wind.  All plants need air, water, and sunshine to grow. 
If you fertilize a plant it will grow bigger. You have to pull the weeds around the plant
or it won't get enough water and sunshine.



We did a cut and paste activity to show how a pumpkin seed grows. (Sequencing)

We painted a diagram of the parts of a plant, then stuck a flower sticker at the top.

We counted squash seeds with Mrs. McNosh.




We used rulers to measure different garden tools, pots, gloves, and seed packets.




We did a color by number potted flower picture. (color word recognition)

We played a flannel rhyme game where we pinned a prize on the largest watermelon.

Cupcakes

We had a fun Cupcake Day today to go along with someone's birthday celebration.
We read "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" by Laura Numeroff.  We also read some of
her other books, "If You Give a Moose a Muffin", and "If You Give a Mouse a  Cookie".


We played Musical Cupcakes.  Each cupcake had an alphabet letter written on it.
We circled the table while the music played.  As each letter was called, if we were
the closest to it, we got to put it in the cupcake bag. (letter recognition)





We cut out the parts to a cupcake, (wrapper, cake, and frosting) then glued them to a
large paper and decorated them with markers.  We also used cupcake stamps to decorate
our picture.

We traced the letter C for cat.   We also did some cupcake math by drawing the correct
number of candles on each cupcake. (Counting)

We had cake and ice cream for a birthday treat.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pets

For our study of pets we read " Teach Me About Pets".  We learned that pets
need special food, water, love, training, excercise, and a nice place to sleep.
We also read "Frederick's Alligator",  this was a funny book that the students
really enjoyed.  And "Curious George the Dog Show", "Pet Show" by Ezra Jack Keats,
and "A Cat and a Dog" which was about two pets that hated each other at first, but
then became best friends.





We practiced shoe tying by tying bows on a scottie dog collar.  The picture was
glued to cardstock with two holes punched for the yarn.  We got to take them home
so we can practice with our parents.

 
We did a "Pet Show" ordinal numbers cut and paste activity.
 
 
We laced together a dog pocket to put our letter D beginning sound pictures in.
duck, dolls, dragon, door, etc.  (fine motor skills and beginning sounds)
 
 
We did a listening activity where we had to color the pyramid of dogs according to
the directions given.  Then we counted the dogs to 15.

 
 

Pirates

Hip, hip, hooray, today was Pirate Day.  We started out by making pirate hats and
putting on our felt eye patches.


Then we used our listening skills to follow directions to the pirate treasure on our maps.


Then we read: "Pirates", which taught us all about the life of pirates long ago.
"Pirate Pete", "Do Pirates Take Baths?", "The Night Pirates", and "Tough Boris".




We sang pirate songs like: "I'm a little pirate short and fat, here is my eyepatch,
here is my hat. When I pulled the plug on the boat it sank. That's why they
made me walk the plank".

We practiced our balancing skills by walking the plank.  (large motor development)




We turned the letter P into a pirate with polly the parrot sitting on his shoulder.




We did a beginning sound cut and paste activity to put sails on our pirate ship.


We did a pirate glyph to work on our listening skills:  If you are a boy, color
the pirate's pants blue.  If you are a girl, color his pants pink.  If you have brown
hair color his hat brown, if you have blond hair, color his hat blue, etc.

 
We learned a rhyme "Pirate, pirate on your ship, how much gold did you get?"
Then we practiced counting the amount of gold in the pirate chest.  We also
worked on addition by counting two sets of gold together.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pete The Cat

Pete The Cat stories were a big hit with the students today.  We read "Pete The Cat,
I Love My White Shoes", "Pete The Cat And His Four Groovy Buttons", 
Pete The Cat, Rockin In My School Shoes", and "Pete The Cat Saves Christmas". 
They loved the songs and sang along with me as I read the books. 



We did a Pete The Cat dot to dot to number 30 (number recognition and counting)
and a finish the drawing of Pete the Cat. (visual discrimination)


We used some groovy buttons to help us do some subtraction problems.





We read the color words on Pete's shoes and colored them the correct colors.


We made a Pete the Cat paper sack puppet using blue sacks that I found at Target.
Then we sang the songs from the book again using our puppets.  The students thought
this was really funny.  At the end of the song we all said "It's All Good", just like Pete.




We played a button toss game.





We sorted buttons.