Today we trick or treated around the building...everyone enjoyed us coming into their classrooms. Many of the high school teachers and administrators in the building commented on how polite we were with thanking them when we got our candy. We also made spooky hands for art today (gloves filled with candy corn, popcorn and a spider ring) Overall it was an exciting day at Little Wildcats...HAPPY HALLOWEEN :) Enjoy the pictures below!
Despite Oregon providing us glorious liquid sunshine today, the pumpkin patch actually turned out to be a blast. We arrived and they gave us a lesson on all the different varieties of pumpkins. We then went on a hayride and saw lots of different parts of the farm. Our next journey was to the animals; we saw cows, goats, pigs, and chickens. The play area with tube slides and water racing was a hit! We then journeyed to the pumpkin patch and selected our pumpkins. Right as the rain picked up, it literally started to pour, it was time to eat our snack and head back to preschool on the school bus. I want to thank all of my parent chaperones today...we could not have done this field trip without your help. I also want to give a big thanks to my advanced child development 3 class...preschool could not happen without their dedication and support! Enjoy the pictures below :)
The next 2 weeks at Little Wildcats will be focused on Harvest & Halloween. Today's teachers Natalie and Abby had preschool students do an acorn handprint craft, our snack was pumpkin oranges & banana ghosts, and the sensory bin was filled with lots of fall items (popcorn seeds, leaves and acorns). There was lots of talk about our upcoming pumpkin patch field trip this wednesday...I think the kids are most excited about riding the big kids school bus!! Please come prepared in rain gear....it looks like it will be a wet and muddy day :)
The theme of the week is Farm. Today we made different farm animals at art time, which are now hung up on our preschool bulletin board for everyone to see. We had a milking station at our sensory table. We sang farm songs "I'm a little chicken" "Old McDonald had a Farm" "Itsy Bitsy Spider" during circle time and at the end of the day. Remember to dress up in farm attire for Thursday Preschool. There was also a district wide earthquake/evacuation drill today and all of the preschoolers were great listeners and followed directions.
This week we are learning about nocturnal animals...today we made white snow owls for our art project; which are hung in the classroom. The sensory bin is filled with all kinds of night time bugs.
To go along with our theme "Family, Friends and Me" , during Classroom Centers one our Preschool Teachers Melody went around the room and asked each child what their favorite body part was and why. Below are photos and captions to their reasoning (click on the photo and it will display this information)