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Pumpkin book reports are coming along nicely!
Your pumpkin decorating portion is due Oct. 19th.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2012


A while ago, we mentioned we were in the process of making a 5-2-1-0 video! Well, we have 2 of them to show you, and we are very excited! Our GSRP students, combined with Mrs. Finstrom's Junior Kindergarten students, teamed together to be superstars in our own "feature film"! ENJOY! 

The videos below don't seem to want to allow the FULL SCREEN option. Here's the links, in case you want to give that a try! 

Under Construction!

Our preschool classroom is "under construction" this week and next! We're incorporating many student interests into a construction and transportation unit! It appears as if our boys and girls alike enjoy some new centers! Below, Kylee works at Home Depot. It looks like she is busy cutting some wood with a saw!

Kylee! Where's your hard hat and safety goggles?!

Zaeanna is busy working at the tool bench. It takes great focus and attention to make proper measurements and cuts.

Zoe and Josie enjoy reading in the library area while sitting upon some BIG tires! Our friends are enjoying books about motorcycles, big rigs, cars, trucks, boats, airplanes and more! There are so many ways to "go"!

Lilly digs in at the science/sensory table. There's people, construction vehicles, sand, and blocks.
It's quite the work site!!

Dayton's big truck is hauling some blocks all around our room. It must be delivery day. The contractors will be happy to receive their building materials!

We can even incorporate art into our learning topic. Here, Matthew is painting with monster trucks!
He's driving through the paint and making tire tracks!

Kylee is practicing being a good writer! Here, she is making an uppercase T in the sand tray. Nice writing, friend!

Allie is using a mirror to look at the shape of her mouth while making the /t/ sound!

In honor of letters Tt, the friends are tap, tap, tapping away. They are follwing directions to a multicultural CD that incorporates the use of rhythm sticks.

Ms. Schneider is so good to our friends! She made a construction trail mix, served in nothing other than a hard hat!!!

Abby has built a vehicle out of bristle blocks at the math center!

Scarlett and Allie G. are using their reading skills to read an "I Spy" book, and find objects in the bottles at the ABC Center. Good job reading, girls!

We are also exploring water transportation in the water table! There are so many ways to move on land and water!

Kyra also enjoys the sensory table. There is an endless amount of work to be done! Go, Go, Go!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

EDT 521: Media Files

Hi Folks,
I have an assignment for one of my Master's/graduate courses this term....and well, it happens to be about blogging! I have to upload some I will at least try to keep it relevant so that you might enjoy it, and it meets my assignment requirements as well. Thanks for letting me 'kill' two birds with one stone!!
~Mrs. Powell

The Top 10 Signs Of Good Parenting: the title says it all. Here are 10 very simple ways to gauge your parenting. Don't have all 10? Well, it's certainly something to strive for! In our busy lives, it's a good reminder to make sure our focus is on our children - FIRST, and being good models for them along the way! 

While the video below is not preschool related by any means, I just happen to love it! I sure wish I had a video like this to reference when I was trying to learn verb forms in high school Spanish class. Where was Teachertube or YouTube when I was younger?! Better yet, as a current educator, what a FANTASTIC way for students to show content mastery!! So fun, relevant, and meaningful.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Thank you to everyone who responded to our "writing" question! We are excited to know that so many children are practicing good writing techniques at home. We hope the little writing kit is keeping your child motivated to write more and more!

We are happy so many parents/families are staying on top of our blog, as well!! THANK YOU!