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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Catching Up With the Three's

Well, the wedding went off without a "hitch." It really was very nice. The weather was beautiful, everyone was happy, the food was good, it was just a wonderful day. I wish both of them much happiness in their future.

Now, it's time for me to get back on schedule--will I really be able to do that? I thought I would bring you up to date with the three-year-old class first. Most of their projects have been previously posted on the site, so it will be easy to let you know where we are.

One good thing is that the classes have been enjoying some field trips lately too, so you haven't missed that much.

One new development for this class was the addition of Wee Workout. This is the first year our school has participated in the program, and Tuesday was our first day. The boys and girls loved it. The instructor had created a workout "routine" centered around fire prevention and Halloween. They had so much fun with it.

Last week the children got to go on their first field trip. I always take them to a local park for a fall nature hike. The weather was just gorgeous and it was so nice to be able to be outside. They had a blast. Usually on the hike they keep asking me when we are going to turn around and go back, but they were good to keep right on going.

For this class the children have been putting together their Me Books, we created a page about how big they are, what their favorite things are, and a family tree page. This was followed by our fall nature hike and then this week we concentrated on fire safety.

We also had apple day during our red week. On Thursday of that week the children all brought in an apple. We charted the apples for color, then we cut them up, added some cinnamon, and made some tasty apple shakers. We also made paper plate apples using small paper plates, tissue squares, and some precut leaves.

Today the children made their shape fire engine. These are always very easy to make, but they love them. It is actually the first project they have gotten to take home so they were extra excited.

As for skill time the children are now on the color orange. We easel painted a red apple, roller painted a yellow sun, and marble painted a pumpkin. We keep all these projects at school until we finish all the colors to create a Color Book.

I think that brings you up to date with this class, now hopefully I can stay on track!

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Diana said...

It seems sooo much fun!!!

nutcracker nj said...

It seems that kids are very busy with their own work. A different way to have fun.