The boys and girls had a wonderful time celebrating at our Thanksgiving Day Feast. We dressed as Indians and enjoyed a delicious lunch with all our friends and family.
A very special Thank You to all the parents who helped set up, cooked, prepared plates, cleaned up and enjoyed this special time with the children. Happy Thanksgiving to all Oak Hills Preschool families and friends. Have a blessed holiday.
The children had a wonderful time this morning exploring several new invitations to learning. Everyone seemed to have a favorite. We counted, matched letters, and worked on pre-writing skills.
One friend worked on a beaded necklace for over 20 minutes. What a fine motor workout!
We painted with some nontraditional paintbrushes, feathers!
We reviewed the letter "T" again and worked on a pre-writing activity. We used a toothpick to poke holes in the letter "T". This activity encourages letter recognition, hand eye coordination, proper pencil grip, pressure control and concentration. I was very impressed at how well the children did and how much they enjoyed it.
Another goal I have for the children this year is that they become more independent as the year goes on with simple daily tasks such as pouring their own water from a pitcher at snack time, opening their own lunch boxes or zip lock bags and cleaning up their respective messes. It is amazing how far they have already come!
I am looking forward to seeing you all on Friday at our Thanksgiving Day Feast. It will be held in the Bluebonnet room at noon. Bring your camera because you won't want to miss the 8 cutest little Indians ever!
We were back at work today enjoying more fine motor activities.
The owls enjoyed creating one of a kind Indian headbands which we will wear to the Thanksgiving Day Feast next Friday. We stamped the bands and chose our favorite feathers to attach. While we worked we sang a special little song. Ask your kiddo to sing it for you.
Indian beats his drum,
Beats his big red drum.
Then of course we had to wear them.
Another fun activity the boys and girls participated in today was gumdrop sculpture building. Some children made turkeys. Some used one gumdrop so they could eat the rest (cleaver). Several children built and then took apart and rebuilt their sculpture several times.
It was great to be back with the Owls today. We had a busy morning learning about turkeys and working on a few projects to prepare for our Annual Thanksgiving Feast next Friday. The boys and girls were busy painting turkeys, counting turkeys, learning that turkey starts with the letter "T", reading books and working on several fine motor activities.
We began working on Native American necklaces to wear with our vests next week to the feast. I was very impressed with the interest the children took in this activity. They spent over a half an hour threading bead after bead onto their strings. They were very pleased with the final results! We also began working on our place mats. We painted our backgrounds and once they are dry we will continue to decorate them.
We finished up our morning learning that turkey starts with "T". We sang a song about it and painted the letter T with q-tips. After going over the song and repeating several times that turkey starts with "T", I asked the class, "What does turkey start with?" To my surprise one of the children said, "Gobble, gobble, gobble!" One of those funny moments that only a three year old can come up with.
Here you will find little snippets of our days together. When my children were in preschool and would come home I would always ask, "So, what did you do today?". All they ever said was, "Played." That didn't tell me much. I hope this blog will be a place to share what we have done and help you ask more directed questions of your child. You will see first hand just what we do after you kiss your little one goodbye in the morning. It will also be a great place to visit and see just how much your child has grown and learned throughout the year.