Friday, September 14, 2012

When life gives you LEMONS...

...the preschoolers make lemonade!

Everyone had their own special job to do to help make the lemonade. The kids helps to juice the lemons, add water, and stir with a big spoon. At snack time we tasted the lemonade. It was soooo good...we drank it all! :)   

The children were tasting lemons.  Some said they were sweet.
Some said they were sour.  A lot of them were making funny faces after they licked them!

It was hard work trying to squeeze the juice out of the lemons, but we
 finally got a cupful for our lemonade.

We added six cups of water to the lemon juice and stirred it with a big spoon.

Ohio Pre-Kindergarten Content Standards:
  • Social Studies:  Civic Participation and Skills
    • Everyone has responsibilities in a group.
    • Relationships in families, schools and communities benefit from cooperative behaviors and problem-solving skills. 

Colors and Shapes

Learning about colors and shapes with puzzles...

Selecting the right shape to complete the bunny puzzle.

Here she is identifying the shape she was placing on the puzzle,
"This is a blue diamond."

Learning about the color BLUE and using natural brushes to make different shapes... 

We painted with natural straw brushes.
She is dabbing the paint on with her brush.

She was swirling her paint on with the straw brush.

He is pushing the straw brush down and turning it in circles.

Learning about colors and shapes with a sorting activity...

A sorting activity: they were gluing items on their paper in the appropriate squares.
Identifying the colors red, blue, yellow and green. 

Working hard on their sorting activity.
One girl even made flowers by gluing a button on top of a pipe cleaner!

Learning about colors and shapes with various manipulatives in the block center...

Building a house using magnetic shapes of various colors.

He is concentrating on putting the snap blocks together.
He kept on turning the blocks around until he discovered which two ends fit.

Ohio Pre-Kindergarten Content Standards:
  • Mathematics 
    • Identify and describe shapes. (Geometry)
    • Analyze, compare, create and compose shapes.
      • Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components and drawing shapes.
      • Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. 
    • Measurement and Data: Classify objects into given categories; count the number of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.