September 12th, 2016
High Tough High Tech
Our 5 Senses
Mr. Tom and Ms. Brooke joined our class on Monday to share with us the joys of our 5 senses. SIGHT - eyes, but not while we sleep, SMELL - nose, TASTE - mouth and tongue, TOUCH - hands, feed and whole body (skin), HEARING - ears.
Mr. Tom and Ms. Brooke turned off the lights and using our sense of SIGHT and an LED flashlight the children could see a rainbow with special glasses. They were asked to find the colors of the rainbow.
Next they explored their sense of SMELL and TASTE with jellybeans. Using our pinching fingers, we pinched our nose closed and chewed on a jellybelly. We were surprised to learn that if you pinch your nose you cannot taste what is in your mouth.
Ice packs were used as erasers on the pads and the body parts such as ears, nose, hands and elbows could be placed on them to turn them blue.
Our senses are fun to discover, play and learn through everyday.
September 9th, 2016
We signed The Bears Class of The One School
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November 12, 2015
We have been observing the construction of our new playground, while playing and enjoying ourselves on the 2 year old's playground. who knew Little tikes cars are so much fun!
October 1, 2015
Planting for the SeasonMs Kerrie and Ms Tia came to our class today and helped us plant tomatoes and carrots for our garden.
We filled our pots with soil and pat them down
We then poked a hole in the center of our soil and placed 4 seeds in the soil.
Finally we put the seeds to bed and covered them with soil. Now we are just waiting for them to sprout.
September 29, 2015
Snack in the Sukkah
Ms Michelle from the Elephants class read
the story " Bubbe Isabella and The Sukkot Cake"
while the children enjoyed their special Sukkot cake. Thank you Michelle!
Everyone enjoyed their Sukkot snack while listening to Ms. Michelle speak about the Sukkot.
September 29, 2015
Sisterhood Comes to Read to our children
Ms. Carol from the temple's sisterhood came to our classroom to read us a story about Sukkot. We enjoyed listening and learning about Sadie's Sukkot Breakfast.
August 18, 2015
First day of School
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May 8, 2015
Happy Mothers Day
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The Week of the Young Child
Taco Tuesday:Thank you Ms. Paula and all of the volunteers who helped supply our Bears tummies with yummy tomatoes and lettuce from our garden, salsa, cheese and taco shells. We read the book Dragons Love Tacos which got the children excited to make and try their own tacos. Grady packed his taco full of all the ingredients and Ily made hers more like a salad.
Work Together Wednesday:The Bears, Turtles and Elephants love to get together whenever we can and work together. On this special "Work Together Wednesday" each class brought a cooperative toy and the children shared with one another. They were encouraged to use legos with lincoln logs and magna tiles with lego people. Jax from the Turtles easily got the hang of the concept.
April 7, 2015
Making Matzah Brei
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Making Matzah Ball Soup
A traditional meal during Passover is matzah ball soup, so we decided to invite the Elephant class over and make our own matzah ball soup.
We added 20cups of water to our packet of soup mix and 17 carrots (1 for each of our friends).
Then we mixed 2 eggs with matzah meal (ground up matzah), 2tsp of vegetable oil, mixed and let it stand for 15 minutes.
While the matzah ball mix sat Ms. Amanda read a story about a family in search of all the ingredients they would need to make matzah ball soup.
Together we made stone soup and sang a song to go with it: "Put some chicken in the pot stir it up nice and hot, get it ready for Passover...for Passover. Put some carrots in the pot stir it up nice and hot, get it ready for Passover...for Passover."
This song is traditionally sang during Shabbat.
The children rolled their own matzah balls and by lunch time it was ready to eat.
March 13, 2015
This week we focused on the subject of weather, more specifically, clouds. We read the book Little Cloud by Eric Carle where a little cloud changes into all different shapes that he sees throughout his travels. Following this story we went out to the playground in did our own cloud gazing where the children discovered all different shapes in the sky. Some found ducks, dinosaurs, lions and airplanes. Everyday they are finding so much more.
Their clouds are displayed on our outside bulletin board along with their thoughts on what they saw. Feel free to stop by and take a look.
March 6, 2015
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March 2, 2015
Groggers, the noise maker used to drown out the name of wicked Haman, were made from boxes of macaroni and then wrapped and decorated. After our Purim parade and celebration on Friday, the boxes of macaroni will be donated to a local food pantry.
Yummy eating time came when everyone made delicious hamentaschen (the jelly filled triangle shaped cookie meant to remind us of Haman’s hat)!
February 24, 2015
In the beginning of the year all of the Bears planted their own zucchini. This is our zucchini from the garden. The children felt it and said it felt like an apple and looked like a cucumber. When we cut it open the children touched the inside of it. "It feels slimy" Grady said.
The children had 3 different choices of zucchini to try: grilled, raw or bread. When they were all finished we asked them to pick their favorite one.
After everyone had placed their bear under their favorite type of zucchini (grilled, dipped/raw, bread). Ms. Amanda helped the children count how many friends liked which kind.
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February 12, 2015
January 26, 2015
The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
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How Our Garden Grows
Earlier this year the children planted squash seeds with Ms. Kerri. Each child received their own pot, soil and seeds. For the first few weeks the children watched their plants slowly grow on the Elephants windowsill, and watered them everyday. After a while Ms. Kerri transferred our squash to the garden where we have watched it blossom into leaves. Last week our leaves sprouted its first squash of the season. Come to our garden and see all the beautiful vegetables our Preschool is growing.
October 28, 2014
The Firefighters and Firetruck Visits The One School
Next we went outside to explore the firetruck. We found a ladder,an ax, a BIG saw and a hose. The Bears, Elephants and Turtles all squeezed in front of the fire truck, "cheese."
Thank you Firefighter Bob for visiting The One School and teaching us about 9-1-1 and how to STOP-DROP-ROLL.
Sukkot and Simchat Torah
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September 24, 2014
Making Round Challah for the New Year
September 20, 2014
The Sound of the Shofar
September 14, 2014
Making Friendship Applesauce
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September 11, 2014
Tearing, cutting and gluing
September 7, 2014
Apples, Apples, Apples
September 4, 2014
In the Bears class every Shabbat we choose an Ema (mommy) and an Abba (daddy) to help lead us in our classroom mock Shabbat. Today it was Brielle and Alon who helped lead us in our blessings. They got to say the blessing over the wine/grape juice while holding special kiddush cups and even got to drink out of them.
August 26, 2014
Welcome to The Bears Class
The Bears Have Gone Buggy
We read books about bugs.
Do you know which insects live in Florida?.
Butterflies and bugs were even found on puzzles.
We made patterns on our very own caterpillars. Fine motor skills, such as writing and cutting were used to create these cute creepy crawlers.
some insects for lunch.
What is your favorite insect and why? Come check out our language experience chart to find out what your child said...
April 9, 2014
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Spring Has Sprung
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We had such a great time dressing up in our costumes and marching around for Purim.