Tuesday, December 27, 2011

We really can't believe that we are almost at the end of another successful year and awaiting a new year ahead of us full of new hopes and commitments. The past last month had been extremely festive in the preschool classroom. We were extremely excited about our Christmas presents, Christmas gifts, and true Christmas thoughts. We are curious that what if a kid doe snot have a chimney in her house...how in that case would Santa come in and leave gifts for the kid!!! But we found the answer right away...one of the preschooler suggested "in that case Santa would simply open the door"!!!

In the month of December we also saw some amazing parent participation!!! A parent from the Pre-K class shared about Hanukkah with us and a parent from the Preschool classroom shared some Mexican traditions of LUMINARIAS with us.
 Getting ready for Gingerbread cookie cutter painting

Preschooler using cookie cutter for painting

She is trying to identify words from Gingerbread Man story!!

Preschool friend exploring a Menorah!

Parents from the Pre-K classroom sharing facts about Hanukkah with us.

Preschool friend taking a turn in putting the candles in the Menorah.

Preschool Santas!!!
December has been a fun-filled and enlightening month when we came to know a lot about different cultures, traditions, and cuisine.

Monday, November 21, 2011


All the kids in the preschool classroom were thrilled to see and observe so many interesting reptiles from Cool Critters Outreach. They not only got to see them but they had the opportunity to touch them and hold them! They also learned the reptiles felt cold to the touch as they are cold-blooded animals and also that the snakes breathe through their tongues. 

Students waiting for Brian to bring out his cool reptiles. Brian is explaining to them how he rescued the animals.
Preschool friends taking a closer look at the snake.

This small snake is a Western Hognose.

This bearded dragon is called Sergeant Stubs because he lost most of his tail during a fight with another reptile.

Petting Sergeant Stubs, the bearded dragon.

Friends taking a very, very, very close look at the Bearded Dragon reptile.

The shell of the tortoise feels hard!!!!

"Peepers," the African Tortoise

Friends touching the shell of the tortoise.

Here comes Mr.Alligator! (his mouth is taped shut)

The Blue Tongued Skink doesn't have any teeth!

"Venus," the boa constrictor!

The Boa Constrictor was taller than Brian himself!!!

The Boa constricting around a preschool friend's wrist!!

Oops he got his leg!!!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Costume Party

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Merlin the Magician

 Merlin the Magician stopped by to entertain us with some magical storytelling!  

The kids listened to Merlin tell exciting stories
about pirates, caterpillars, and space. 
He was very silly! The kids loved volunteering
to go up on stage and help out with the tricks. 

"Reynaldo the flea" is holding up one side of the rope. How does he do that?!

The preschool class, enjoying the show!

Two volunteers participate in the telling of the story about Charlie the Caterpillar.

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to Endeavor Learning Center? 

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pumpkin Songs

Mr. Pumpkin
(Sung To: Are you sleeping)
Mr. Pumpkin, Mr. Pumpkin
Eyes so round, eyes so round
Fall is coming, Fall is coming,
To my town, to my town

Pumpkins are Growing
Pumpkins are growing, pumpkins are growing
In the patch, in the patch
Look at all the pumpkins, look at all the pumpkins
Orange and round, orange and round

Big Orange Pumpkin
I'm a big orange pumpkin. . .fat and round
Growing by the corn field. . .on the ground
I could be a jack-o'-lantern with two big eyes
Or maybe I'll make two pumpkin pies

Pick Up A Pumpkin
Pick up a pumpkin and put it in the basket,
Pick up a pumpkin and put it in the basket,
Pick up a pumpkin and put it in the basket,
Way down yonder in the pumpkin patch!

Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate, (hold hands up)
The first one said "oh my its getting late," (hands on cheeks)
The second one said "there's a chill in the air," (hug self)
The third one said "but we don't care," (shrug)
The fourth one said "we're ready for some fun," (jump)
The fifth one said "let's run, run, run," (run in place)
So woo went the wind, and out went the lights,
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight (sit down).

Eat Mr. Pumpkin
(Sung To: Are you sleeping)
Mr. Pumpkin, Mr. Pumpkin
Big and fat, big and fat
I am gonna eat you, I am gonna eat you
Just like that, just like that!

Heritage Village School Program

The students at Endeavor really enjoyed a visit from Heritage Village! They were able to experience what a day was like in the life of their 19th century counterparts. A time when children really had to work. 

Everyone also got a chance to practice sewing with a large plastic needle and comb out sheep's wool.  But we got to play with some of the toys and games from the 19th century and that was pretty fun!

It was also fun dressing up in some of the kinds of clothes that they used to wear back then.  

It was very hard to carry the water buckets.