December Poetry

This month our “five little’s” poem is about gingerbread cookies! This is helping us to gear up for our “Gingerbread Man Week” December 18th-22nd. We also have our next Chicken Soup with Rice poem for the year! Below are the words to help your child recite them at home, (or at least for you to know what they are trying to say)!

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Five Little Gingerbread Men

Five little gingerbread men on a tray.

One jumped up and ran away.

“Catch me, oh catch me, oh catch me if you can! I’m pretty fast I’m the gingerbread man!”

Four little gingerbread men on a tray.

One jumped up and ran away.

“Catch me, oh catch me, oh catch me if you can! I’m pretty fast I’m the gingerbread man!”

Three little gingerbread men on a tray.

One jumped up and ran away.

“Catch me, oh catch me, oh catch me if you can! I’m pretty fast I’m the gingerbread man!”

Two little gingerbread men on a tray.

One jumped up and ran away.

“Catch me, oh catch me, oh catch me if you can! I’m pretty fast I’m the gingerbread man!”

One little gingerbread man on a tray.

One jumped up and ran away.

“Catch me, oh catch me, oh catch me if you can! I’m pretty fast I’m the gingerbread man!”

No little gingerbread men on the tray.

I will have to bake more on another day!

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December

In December, I will be a baubled bangled Christmas tree

with soup bowls draped all over me.

Merry once,

merry twice,

merry chicken soup with rice!

 

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A Month of Kindness and Spreading Good Cheer!

Join us in Room 121 by participating in the Kindness Calendar! Each day in the month of December, we are given a task to help spread happiness and cheer! This is a wonderful way for your child and your family to be part of the spirit of giving! To learn more about Action for Happiness, please visit http://www.actionforhappiness.org/

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November Poetry!

Below is our November Poems for you to learn and recite with your child! Have them teach you and show you the movements to the poems! They are really embracing our “Five Little’s” poems every month! It truly is a joy to watch them grow in their oral fluency, articulation, and imagination! I will try to post from here on out our monthly poems at the beginning of the month! Hopefully this will help when your child is reciting the poems for you at home and you know what they are trying to say!

November

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In November’s gusty gale,

I will flop my flippy tail and spout hot soup.

I’ll be a whale!

Spouting once,

spouting twice,

spouting chicken soup with rice!

Five Little Turkeys

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Five little turkeys, sitting on a fence.

The first one said, “Oh my I’m immense!”

The second one said, “I can spread my tail!”

The third one said, “Don’t catch it on a nail!”

The fourth one said, “I can gobble at you!”

The fifth one said, “I can gobble gobble too!”

When along came a farmer, who stopped by to say….

“Turkeys look best on Thanksgiving Day! Yum, yum, yum!”

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The First Snow in Chicago!!!

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What an amazing day we had on Friday, November 10th! The children were so adorable and excited when they noticed the big snow flakes falling from the sky. Miss Santiago and I decided to scrap our lessons for the day and embrace the weather change outside! I quickly fingered through my winter book collection and found my favorite book about “Snow”. We gathered on the carpet and read the story together with the lights off so we could see the snow falling outside. After the story, we turned on “snow music” where the children moved like a snowflake to the blue piece of paper at one of the tables. There they found a Q-tip, and white paint. Observing with their eyes the movement and sizes of the snowflakes, the children created their own painting of “The First Snow” in Chicago. Miss Santiago and I were so amazed at how engaged they children were for over 12 minutes. They were quite as a mouse and took their time creating their beautiful snow paintings! Click on the link below to watch our beautiful snow video on Magisto!

The First Snow!

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Clothing Study

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As many of you know, our “All About Me” unit of inquiry led into a 3 week “Clothing Study”! The children had so much fun with exploring all different types of clothing you sent in! Lots of amazing connections, experiences, conversations, and skills were learned throughout our mini study. They had a great time at the shoe store, laundry mat, and learning how to iron! Thank you to all of the families that donated clothes! I hope we were able to return all the items back to the correct owners! Enjoy our Magisto video below of a few pictures I was able to take during our unit!

Preschool Clothing Study

 

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Happy Halloween!

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We enjoyed a wonderful day filled with spooktacular games, activities, and healthy treats! Each class ended our day with a fun filled parade and Halloween story! Enjoy our Magisto video! Click on the link below!

A Spook-tacular Halloween in Preschool!

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International Peace Day!

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On Thursday, September 21st our students along with students from around the world participated in the International Day of Peace! This year’s theme was “Pinwheels for Peace”. As a grade level we decided that trying to take on 40 little kiddos trying to make their own pinwheels might be too adventurous for us to try; so, we each made one big class pinwheel! They turned out amazing! The children really had a fun day that encompassed showing peace, giving peace, and teaching peace!

We had so much fun all wearing white on Thursday! (The color that represents peace). The children were excited to see all the different types of clothing that are white. We went around the morning/afternoon meeting showing off our white clothing! We also had the children make a list of what peace means to them, and then the visited our writing center where they illustrated their own version of peace. These have been place in their journals at school. During our day, we sang our “Peace Song” along with showing our friends a sign of peace by giving others a hug! It was very sweet!

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Our morning class ventured out into the ABC Peace Garden on Bryn Mawr Ave, where we pinned our pinwheel to the big peace tree truck! They were delighted to see their work displayed for all to see! Our afternoon class ventured out to the playground park where we pinned their pinwheel to one of the trees out there! They too were super excited to have their peace pinwheel displayed!

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Click on the link below to see our Peace Day Video!

Peace Day at Peirce Preschool

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