July 13, 2015

Our last months at Caterpillar Corner Preschool

I have found it easier to post in my Caterpillar Corner FaceBook page, than on this blog. My apologies!  We had a great school year this past 2015-2016.  We learned about friendships, we went on a field trip again to the Fire Station.  We made homemade pizza for Halloween.  We made some awesome gingerbread houses at Christmas time and had a great Christmas program.  We learned about animals in the ocean, and the difference between ocean water and fresh water...will it sink or float? (Great science experiment!)

Spring time brought about my favorite activity....the life cycle of the butterfly!  What a treat it is to watch the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly.  We let our butterflies go at a nearby park, and enjoyed a great picnic as well!

It was sad for me to see some of my friends move on to kindergarten!  I have had some of these special friends for the past two years, but I know they are ready with the skills needed to succeed in kindergarten!

Happy Summer to all!  And here is to the new school year....2016-2017!  Two classes, I am excited!

Happy Halloween 2015!!

Homemade pumpkin spice playdoh! It's a miracle, no one ate it!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Making patterns with colored beans for Blakely's name!

To finish off the 2015-2016 school year at Caterpillar Corner Preschool, this is what we learned and what we did!
Making patterns

Math Token Box contains small objects that the children bring in to be used for our math/counting activities

Mitten activity inspired by Jan Brett's book,The Mitten.  Great activity for story comprehension and recall.

Valentine hearts made from salt dough
Busy making Valentine pouches to hold our Valentine cards

This is the start of a "Love Tree" project

Writing in our Alphabet Dictionaries

We learned about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

Celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday!

We learned about insects and the life cycle of a butterfly
Mother's Day flower pots were so fun to make

We made a shoe box community

During our unit on Community Helpers, we visited the local Fire Department