Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween from the Tree House Gang!!!!!

Carving our pumpkins

Everyone wanted to see what the inside of a pumpkin looks like.

Our Jack-o-lanterns

One scary, one silly and one requested by the children

Our last circle time for October....

Its hard to believe its almost the advent far its been a great fall. The children are growing and learning....they are all little blessings.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A little work this morning after circletime....

Peanut is sifting spiders from rice
Bean is transferring water with a sponge
Little Bear is putting pipe cleaners into the holes in the tops of salt shakers

Tiger is a real boy and loves the trucks and diggers....I'm looking forward to watching this little fellow grow!

A little wild life at Tree House....

Little Bear was enjoying painting his Witches hat.....

Enjoying our soup....

We made a delicious Pumpkin and Ginger soup...a wonderful fall soup

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Everyone playing this morning....

This was too precious...they all played so quietly for almost 20mins this morning, all in the schoolroom. Everyone was doing their own thing.
The gang playing Duplo with Little Bears chipmunk.

Circle Time

I'm a Jack-o-Lantern with a great big grin.
I'm a Jack-o-Lantern with a candle in.
See my black and scary eyes.
Listen now for a big surprise.

Our painting day...

We painted glowing pumpkins today.

Outside today...

The weather has been pretty wet lately but we have still managed to get outside most days. Its starting to get pretty chilly on our fingers.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The children enjoyed all the new work trays.....and a few old favourites as well.

Washing a pumpkin...first they draw a face on it
Tonging Halloween shapes
Tracing letters in the sand

Building the tower on the table is so much will be so tall that you have to stand on a stool to finish it

We made lemon bread today for our baking day

mixing the batter and grating the lemon peel.....

getting the juice from the lemon...

When we were finished everyone had some lemon to suck on.....the all loved it, surprisingly.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Some of the learning trays at Tree House this week. Our learning focus this week is Halloween.

Halloween 3-part cards...
stringing beads on pipe cleaners...

sifting spiders...

transferring Halloween shapes with tongs...
sponge absorption work

putting pipe cleaners in salt shakers
Making Halloween cards.
-Halloween shapes to glue
-Halloween stamps
-Halloween stickers
-folded construction paper

Friday, October 23, 2009

The girls lined up all the rocks along the window...they looked so wonderful.

Some parents have asked me if the children really play with such simple toys as wooden trucks, knitted dolls, and natural items like rocks...the answer is YES, these rocks are played with every day...they are veggies in soup, bread, packages on trucks and trains, walls for animal homes, also counted and sorted. The imagination of a child is a wonderful thing if you give it wings!

Playing Duplo

Handwork on Fridays

Today we made pom pom snakes...these would be really cute with our own pom poms....maybe next year when the children are a little older and able to work a little longer on handwork

Tiger climbing into the sandbox all on his own!!!

Tiger got into the sandbox with the "big kids" today....they were digging leprechaun traps

Miss Becca comes every Friday and does a Music for Young Children Class for the Tree House Gang

I love the way Tiger is standing...the little ones are enjoying music class as much as the older children.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday is our soup day...

The children enjoy making their soup for lunch each it was Turkey was delicious on such a rainy fall day.

Bear very carefully cutting the celery into bite size pieces...

Tiger enjoys giving the veggies a taste test when we make soup.
Princess Peanut and King Bear

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The kids love this photo album of themselves. It is great for promoting great oral language skills.

We usually model with beeswax on Wednesdays but today we made some little ghosts for our seasonal table instead.

Our ghost look great on our seasonal table.....

Peeling apples for our snack this morning.

On our walk today...

Yes, there are pirates in Huntsville.

Bean's "turkey"

This grouse has been hanging around the yard for the past two weeks, he is getting used to the children's noise and excitement.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Our chalkboard drawing this week...

Our learning focus is reptiles and our story this week is The White Snake.

Outside today....

Tiger at the sandbox before we started to give it a fall clean up. We found acorns, fairy apples and lots of pirate treasure hiding in the sandbox.