~ Ms. Leandra & Ms Michelle
We celebrated our Pre-K class taking the next step in their journey during our preschool graduation ceremony. This year was filled with so much joy, fun, growth and learning. It's hard to say goodbye, but it's comforting knowing the special bonds they built will last for years to come and these truly amazing kids are ready to conquer Kindergarten!
~ Ms. Leandra & Ms Michelle
Students from the high school class, Child Development, joined us out on the field for some great activities! We blew bubbles, kicked down cones, threw bean bags, hula hooped, and walked on stilts. Field Day 2018 was a big win for everyone! ~Ms Michelle
We read the book Monsters Love Colors and decided to have a little fun with colors ourselves. We put shaving cream on the tables and used droppers to give it some color. Then we just had to use our hands to mix it up and see what color blends and swirls there were. We love it when the preschoolers just dig in and get a little messy! :) ~Ms Leandra
Our final visit to Ms. Kathi's classroom for the year was this week. We have so much fun on these trips where we get to read stories, have stories read to us, and are nearly always surprised with a treat of some sort. This time it was fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies - Yum! ~Ms Michelle
What happens when you mix tracks, marbles, blocks and trains? If you add in a few creative minds you'd get some amazing engineering and tons of fun! ~Ms Leandra
We spent a good part of the week soaking up the Spring sunshine, and I'm happy to say our first water day was tons of fun in the sun for everyone! ~ Ms. Michelle
The end of the school year is fast approaching and our preschoolers wanted to take a moment to show all our high school friends how much we appreciate them; so we found a way to brighten their day...free Otter Pops for everyone! I'm not sure who enjoyed this event more - the kids giving them out or the ones enjoying the icy treats :) ~ Ms Leandra
We read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and talked about the different stages of the caterpillar's life. We then switched it up a bit and decided to make a science experiment out of it. Of course, we needed a chemical reaction to help us! :) Ms Leandra drew a caterpillar on a balloon and we wrapped it around the mouth of a water bottle with vinegar in it. We discussed how the balloon is like the caterpillar's chrysalis as it hangs from a tree. What the preschoolers didn't know was that I had put baking soda in the balloon. When the balloon "chrysalis" flipped up and the baking soda came out into the vinegar it created a gas that filled the balloon. The full balloon then revealed a butterfly!
Mother's Day Tea 5/11/18
This week we held a special event just for our Mom's to show them how special they are and how much we appreciate everything they do for us each and everyday. Happy Mother's Day! ~Ms Leandra
This week we buzzed into our insect unit like a bunch of true busy bees. The kids kicked it all off with a pollination experiment using the magic of cheese puff dust. They are quite the talented pollinators! ~Ms Leandra
We also created a bumble bee relay for the kids. They learned some fun new exercises and raced the stopwatch to see how quickly they could complete them. They did a great job and had a lot of fun cheering on one another! ~Ms. Michelle
We are three weeks into our afternoon tennis lessons and you can already see incredible growth. We may have some future Serena Williams and Roger Federers in our midst! ~ Ms Leandra
Our preschoolers put their green thumbs to work this week planting seedlings that they have been lovingly tending to. With a little time you will soon be harvesting some delicious veggies from the plants they are growing! ~ Ms Michelle
We read the story Big Earth, Little Me and talked about the upcoming Earth Day this Sunday. We discussed ways we can help our Earth stay beautiful and decided that cleaning up garbage around our school was a good place to start. We gathered our high school teachers, some gloves, and garbage to help us on our mission. ~Ms Michelle
Our Spring field trip to the Seattle Aquarium was so much fun! During our trip we saw beautiful fish, a huge octopus, otters playing and lots more. We were even able to touch some of the ocean dwelling creatures including hermit crabs, sea anemones, and sea stars. Thank you to all the parents and siblings that joined us; you made a great trip even better! ~ Ms Leandra
This week we hopped into a new season...Spring! We talked about the science behind rain clouds, opened a flower shop in our classroom, and planted lovely gardens. ~Ms Leandra
After reading Mouse's First Spring we decided to go out for a walk to see if we could find signs of Spring. We found flower buds, flowers blooming, birds flying, and leaves growing. We took along a clipboard with some things to look for while we walked!
We were invited to stretch our way from A to Z with Ms. Tracy's high school P.E. students. They had a fun poem to go with each letter and the kids had a great time learning so many new yoga poses. The roaring lion was a class favorite. ~ Ms Michelle
There was an abundance of ocean adventures this week. We played in tubs of water, painted sea stars tentacles using bubble wrap, tested how objects reacted in different types of water using a controlled variable and read some wonderful books. The month of animal learning definitely wrapped up with tons of fun! ~ Ms Leandra