We took a slight detour after our Ocean unit, and spent a few days on studying the 5 senses. We tried different foods, listened to different sounds (musical instruments, plus our hand-made shakers), felt various textures and played games to test our senses. On Tuesday we dove right into our study of dinosaurs. We acted like paleontologists and searched for dinosaurs in the sand. By using a mixture including coffee grounds/flour/salt, the students made dinosaur imprints. They should be dry this week to take home. The children worked on their cutting skills by cutting out large Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaurs, and by cutting out a babyRead More →

For this last week before Spring Break, we finished up our Ocean unit, as well as tried to spend as much time as possible outside, enjoying this very warm weather. We focused on the letter U, by talking about all the words we could think of that starts with U. Our U (underwater) art involved counting five circles, five triangles and five eyeballs, in order to make fish for our underwater scene. We continue to work on our number recognition and counting, using a one-to-one correspondence. We wrapped up our ocean unit by learning about jellyfish, painting with watercolors, and making “slime” that was intendedRead More →

In honor of Presidents Day,the students have spent the last few days learning about our nations presidents. Last week we read a wonderful story titled “Mister Lincoln’s Whiskers” by: Karen Winnick. The children also made a log cabin out of pretzels and put a penny on the cabin window with their RMAE Middle School buddies. Their beautiful work hangs outside our classroom. The children learned that President Lincoln was a humble man and grew up to be the 16th President of the United States! He was best known for his hard work to free the slaves. His memory is honored in many ways; one inRead More →

The children in Mrs. Lozano’s and Mrs. Caruso’s class are so excited to be back at school.  Last week everyone had so much fun, and learned so much. The children learned about the season of winter, practiced the letter Kk, and presented their show and share items that begin with the letter Kk.  Letter Kk was challenging.  The children brought in keys, realized they were “kids,”  a kite, ketchup, lots of kittens, kangaroos, a kickball, a koala, and of course, one friend gave an example of being kind! Alphabet reinforcement was enjoyed by playing alphabet bingo and snowball toss.    Children practiced their fine motor skillsRead More →

What a busy week back we have had!! We begun our week working on the letter of the week-Ii. The children have begun learning our songs for the Winter program and singing with Mr. Williams. This is always such a fun time for the children as they learn different songs and explore musical instruments. Wednesday we visited the “Grandmas and Grandpas” at the Life Care Center sharing with them the amazing energy of these little ones. Our Big Kid Buddies came down on Wednesday to help the children weave Mkeka (traditional woven mat), adding ears of corn for their family members. We finished up ourRead More →

Thank you all for coming in for parent-teacher conferences. We love talking to you about your children’ achievements! It is such a joy to have your children in our class. Due to our short week, we will not focus on a letter of the week, but we will review all the letters we have learned so far. We will start up after break with the letter I. Just a reminder about our program this Wednesday, 11/16. There is a signup sheet in the lobby if you would like to help with the feast for children, or with setting up for our 2:00 program. The childrenRead More →

Our days just fly by! We have been busy reinforcing our letters and practicing correct number formations. With Halloween coming soon, the children have worked on “spooky” crafts to decorate our classroom. The children are very excited for our party next week, and are talking about their costumes non-stop! The sun has been out, so our PE time has been outside maneuvering through obstacle courses with Mrs. Stark. On Fridays, we come together as a total preschool in order to have music and movement, and to practice our songs for our up and coming Thanksgiving program for our families. Enjoy your weekend and we areRead More →

With the short week that first and second weeks of Oct., we were able to recap the three letters we have covered…a, b and c, and then started the letter d. The children began working on their numbers 1 – 10, and we started to dive into some exciting math! With the change in seasons, the children began working on some amazing artwork centered around the leaves changing colors. On Wednesday, 10/5/16, we enjoyed having the RMAE Middle Schoolers come over to the preschool and make bird feeders with them. That one-on-one time working on a project with a big kid is a very excitingRead More →

We came back from the long weekend in full force. After our morning music lesson with Mr. Williams, we had a surprise appearance from Buckle Bear and Drive Smart. The children were weighed and measured to ensure they are riding in the appropriate car seats, sang songs stressing the importance riding quietly in the car and making sure ALL passengers are buckled up. We have begun our Letter of the Week program with the children starting their first page in their Alphabet Books, reinforcing the letter sound and bringing A/a items from home for Show and Share. We have also begun our new unit—My Body.Read More →

Tuesday’s focus was the nursery rhyme, RIDE A COCK HORSE TO BANBURY CROSS. The children worked in the hallway with Mrs. Lozano, reading the nursery rhyme and examining a classic painting that describes the tale itself. Next, the children were given puzzles of the same painting which they had to put back together and then glue onto a paper. She also had the children work on fine motor skills by tracing the shape of a horse and coloring it in using crayons. While Mrs Lozano worked in the hallway, Ms. Newman worked in the classroom on the original art pieces begun on Monday. She alsoRead More →