Exploring Outside!

Yesterday, our children explored the drain pipes and the fall leaves outside. We had a great time and enjoyed the opportunity to explore the world outside of our classroom.

(Some quotes from our children exploring outside)

Aaron- "Leaves fall it's windy and it just blew because that's what happens"

Valeria- "Because they fall down"

 

Bengy-"It goes down to the other drain and up the wall to the church"

Yarethzy-"I see snakes and water down there"

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Plants and Nature

St. Anthony's  Pre-K 2 has been exploring plants and nature. We have been exploring the different plants around us and what we can do with them. We now exploring plants we can and can't eat.

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Foam Pieces

When we went to Teacher’s Treasure we were able to get foam squares. The kids used items around the classroom to see what they could make.

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Fabric Squares

The girls got very interested in the fabric squares we have in our classroom. They tried to make several things out of them. They first tried to make a rug for their kitchen, and then decided they wanted to be designers so they made a dress for Yaleen to wear. 

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Church

The project we are working on right now is all about St. Anthony's, the church that we go to. We have visited several times to see what we like about the church and what we know about the church. The kids really like the stained-glass windows, and they like the baptismal water. Some of our students can tell us that Jesus died on the cross and rose again to save them. We are also learning bible songs and bible stories so that we can share them with our families. 

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Bear Hunt

We went on a “bear hunt” early this month following along with Steve & Greg’s famous song “Going on a Bear Hunt.” Our students have been interested in bears ever since! We have been studying what they eat and have been searching for bears in our outdoor spaces. Reading about our bears we found out that they eat berries and yellow flowers, so we have been collecting bear food in our play yard. 

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We had a big storm and went outside to check on our tree. We saw that some had big branches fall off and we discovered a tree that was only a stump. Our group determined that bear must have knocked down the tree! More excitement to come as we continue our bear exploration!

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Environment Exploration

The adventures are endless and new every day! We are excited to explore our environments!

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Painting

Painting has been a highlight in our classroom. The children ask to paint on a regular basis and are making beautiful creations!

Jose – I’m making a circle for my ship and the middle is green.

Kamila – I’m making my room and my momma room.

Sofia – I’m making a sky and it’s yellow.

Freddy – I’m painting with blue.

Sofia – Pink is my favorite color.

Faviola – I’m making a rainbow.

Sofia – I made a flower.

Faviola – I used purple now. I’m gonna make a red heart.

Freddy – Ms. Brim, can we do more?

Sofia – I like to paint.

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