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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Thankful for Thanksgiving!

Thankful for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is such a fantastic time of the year and it is a great opportunity to teach some valuable ethic lessons. There is so much we have to be thankful for and that was at the core of our lessons during our time in the classroom around Thanksgiving.

In addition to reflecting on life’s treasures, we spent time learning about the history of Thanksgiving. We took a little trip to the computer lab and watched some fantastic scholastic videos on the history of Thanksgiving and on the Mayflower. The kids really enjoyed learning about the lifestyle of pilgrim and Indian children and the life style the endured at the time.

We also sang a fun thanksgiving song that is always a hit with the preschoolers:
I’m Glad I’m Not a Turkey – (To the tune of Have You Ever seen a Lassie)
I’m Glad I’m Not a Turkey, a turkey, a turkey
I’m Glad I’m Not a Turkey on Thanksgiving day!
They’ll stuff you and bake you and then they will taste you
I’m Glad I’m Not a Turkey on Thanksgiving day.

Cute, eh?

And of course we had a great time making some fun thanksgiving themed crafts.

A thankful turkey

And a hand print Mayflower ship.

I hope that your thanksgiving holiday was blessed and gave you many more things to be thankful for.

Thanks for stopping by.

Mrs. Winter

More Color Fun

More Color Fun

Whew, time is flying! During the month of November we finished our lessons on colors and of course, Thanksgiving. In the last post about colors you can find all the details about our ways to make learning about the colors more memorable. We wrapped up the color unit with the colors purple and brown.

For our purple craft we used wine corks (Very fitting) to stamp a group of grapes and then drew a simple green or brown stem on top.

For our brown craft we made a brown bear with paper plates and some pre-traced shapes for the kiddos to cut. We also read the book, (you guessed it), “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See.”

The color unit is always a blast in preschool and it is great to have it checked off at this point in the school year!

Thanks for checking in,
Mrs. Winter


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