Friday, September 6, 2013

Back to school

Watching for the school bus to bring back our friends. 
It's that time of year. All the big kids have gone off to the "big school."  Time to get back into the preschool routine and work on our new community. This month we are focusing on 

Community:Working Together and Helping Each Other

We are preschoolers!

Team work. 
We have had a lot of conversations about what it means to be a group. Wolves have packs. Birds have flocks. People have families, teams, groups, communities, schools, tribes and more. 

They were so proud. They built two houses and hooked them together into one. 
We have been chanting and clapping. "Working together, helping each other. Commm-muun-ity" Ask your child and I am sure they can sing it for you. This is a chant created by my former co-teacher Ms. Sidel. I'm hoping to include a video before the month is over.

A new set of tracks arrived and everybody wanted to play at the same time. They did a great job working together. 
We have been reading lots of books about friendship. We have also been noticing even in books that are not about friendship there is a lot of teamwork and helping. 

Working together on one tower.

We have also been talking a lot about how our group is made up of a leader, elders and youngsters. 
Everybody has a part in making the community work!

This tube was a donation from a family! Thank you. This was a great project for
working together and helping each other.

Thursday, September 5, 2013


On Wednesday we made homemade applesauce. There was a lot of "working together and helping each other."  The only part that the kids didn't participate in was the actual cooking. They did all the chopping, grinding, stirring and eating. They liked it better after it had some time to chill in the fridge.