Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A little chit chat around the water cooler!

Making a mud puddle!

By the end of the day we had two mud puddles...the Tree House gang had lots of water fun today!

Monday, May 30, 2011

First day of summer term...we were outside most of the day!

Our trees are in full bloom. This lilac is covered with hummingbird moths, swallowtail butterflies and bumble bees...and it smells so good.

Hanging out in the sun...

Making mini-books during quiet time this afternoon!

Friday, May 27, 2011

We have been learning about Africa this week!

Checking the live Africam....this brought up a discussion on time zones as some of the children wondered why it was getting dark in Africa. We did get to see some elephants too.

Flowerpot made a Play Doh map of Africa.
Digger wanted to make more continent sand maps today.

Dino worked with the sandpaper letters and sand tray (actually its cornmeal in our sand tray). He really enjoyed watching how his mouth changed as he made each letter sound.

Digger started an addition booklet....he remarked, "hey, there's more than one way to make each number".
Peanut and Dino wanted to set the table nicely for snack this afternoon.

Dino on the trike...
Flowerpot doing a little fishing..

Jacob the dog is just one of the gang!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Peanut was showing Little Man how to build a step pyramid with Lego...

very carefully pouring barley
Cleaning up the little bit of barley that spilled.

Looking to see if it was raining too hard to go outside for afternoon playtime....

We decided to go out as the rain was only a fine mist!

This puddle was so inviting...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What a cutie! Tank is spending Tuesdays visiting with us at Tree House. I bought him some squishy balls to push through the holes in the tower blocks. He loved his work!
Tiger watched Peanut build a step pyramid with Lego blocks.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Dino! He was so eager to do his birthday walk today!

The peg board is a great pre-writing activity.....just love Flowerpot's intense concentration!
Digger arrived this morning and announced he wanted to do a report on rocks and volcanoes.....he went right to work looking at the volcano book and drawing volcanoes then we looked up the "ring of fire" on the world map...he presented his report to us this afternoon.

Sparkle working with the geometric solids....

Dino was so excited to do this work again today.

We worked in the vegetable garden today.....preparing beds for seeds, stirring the compost and planting pea seeds.

Being owls during outside playtime.....

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What we did today!

Peanut prepared to make an inset poster....

Flowerpot spent a lot of her work period today bird watching...
Princess did a beginning sounds basket...

We learned about things that live on/in dead logs in circle today....during our outdoor time we headed into the woods to examine some dead logs and trees.

So many places to look...

Owl found a worm in a dead log....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The children are really drawn to books with photographs instead of drawings.

Making dandelion prints...

We learned about the life cycle of trees today. Peanut went from tree to tree outside looking at the different kinds of flowers on each one.....this is a cherry tree.

Peanut finished her continent punch map today!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Planting bean seed work.
Owl helped to spread some compost on our pea bed. We are hoping to plant our pea seeds later this week.

The children made a puddle to float the boats.

Just to make the 100's board a little more challenging, Peanut built it upside down.

Little Man worked on a word tree.

Bean working with the collage tray.