Friday, July 14, 2017

July 14th, 2017

Summer time
And the livin' is easy.

Now that it's summer, things move a little bit slower around here.  We also cherish our last bit of time together before kindergarten.

Preparing for another epic season, we first painted our new door.

This wasn't just meant to be cutesy, however.  Very literally, we're headed to the beach!

We also prepared to celebrate July 4th by making a flag cake.
We mixed all the ingredients together...

...and we only dropped a few eggshells.

Once we had our sheet cake, we got started on our whipped cream.

And we whipped it.  Whipped it good.

Finally, it was time to decorate.

VoilĂ ! Preschool Flag Cake

Another special thing we only get to do in the summer is visit the library for super cool performances.

Really, it's comedy hour for preschoolers.

Then, of course, there's our weekly Splash Day.

This isn't to suggest we haven't done anything academic, however.
We've practiced writing...

we've practiced following written instruction.

One big project we completed was building a car.
First, we examined some sample materials.

Then, we planned out how we could use those materials to build a car (paying close attention to key parts; wheels, body, headlights, rear lights, side mirrors, license plates, etc.)...

and presented our ideas to one another.

Later in the week, we devoted a day to build our cars.


The level of collaboration, eagerness to help one another, and generosity was astounding.  

It was one of those days that truly demonstrate what a hugely successful year we've had.

Once the assembling of the vehicles was complete, we gathered together...
...for a drive-in movie.

Because it's summer and summers are the best ever.

Friday, June 23, 2017

June 23rd, 2017

We did it!  We made it through the
2016-17 school year! 

This year, we did so much together.
We broke bread together...

(and, in 2014, we played in the Shark Tank together).

We went on an Easter egg hunt together...

(and, in 2014, we sat at the table together).

We planted a garden together...

(and, in January 2016, we drew together).

We played with forest animals together...

(and, in 2014, we were adorable ladybugs together).


We looked at dyed flowers together...

(and, in 2014, we ate lunch together).

We stacked apples on our heads together...

(and, in 2014, we played on the slide together).

We put sounds together...together...

(and, in 2014, we played with blocks together).

We blew bubbles together...

(and, in 2015, we built with little spiky block thingys together).

We built a gingerbread village together...

(and, in 2014, wore costumes together).

We stamped our footprints together...

(and, in 2014, rode in cars together).

We studied worms together...

(and, in 2015, we cut yarn together).

We listened to the ocean together...

(and, in 2014, we played house together).

We held ladybugs together...

(and, in 2015, we painted together).

We sliced apples into spirals together...

(and, in 2014, climbed play structures together).

We surprised ourselves with our orgami snowflakes together...

(and, in 2014, we played with playdough together).

We examined precipitation together...

(and, in 2015, looked too cool for school together).

We raised pet snails together...

(and, in 2015, melted ice together).

We listened to Flight of the Bumblebee together...

(and, in 2014, we played with trains together).

We cooked together...

We thought apples were really funny together...

(and, in 2014, played with firehouses together).

Finally, we looked at pumpkins together...

(and, in 2015, we played chef together).

Teaching this group has been our absolute honor! 

It's been a good couple of years, my preschool class of 2017!!!