b is for BIG collage carrot

i decided to use a piece of cardboard and left over orange paper to make a BIG version of our collage carrots (in case that maybe real-maybe not real easter bunny is really hungry).

BIG carrot collage

again, we pretended there were no scissors.  again, we used up all the glue we had (for real).

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and i should not be surprised that my TTH class thought to dig through the shelves to find orange/green ribbon and lace. i love that!

BIG carrot collage

it wasn’t dry when we left school for easter break, so i am excited to see it finished and shiny from all the glue.

w is for wheat

planting wheat

we planted wheat the week before easter.  this also included a lot of filling and emptying of cups.

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if kept damp, this will sprout and grow quickly!

planting wheat

we planted a couple of big tubs at preschool which will be fun to trim and hide little animals in.

e is for easter egg

egg stacking

simply bringing easter eggs in the classroom enhances play…which enhances learning.

egg toss

we are collecting them for a project  to be done the week after easter, so thanks to families we have LOTS of eggs to play with now!

eggs

eggs in the block corner

all eggs aboard!

for our project we need the tops and bottom separated.  cutting them apart turned into a spontaneous center (my favorite kind!).

egg cutting

egg cutting

we did a formal “egg toss” game.  sitting while throwing was the hardest!
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the sorting and stacking, filling and dumping is so important!

stacked

egg tossegg tossegg toss

a is for april fool’s

oh, it was a silly few days (we had to give every class a chance, not just those who actually attended on april 1!)

april fool's preschool style by you.

the teachers looked silly (oh, why didn’t i get a photo of ms. viliya in her pajamas?).

april fool's preschool style

there was bologna and peas waiting at the play-doh table (funny).

april fool's preschool style

the letter of the week turned back to A (funny).

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the calendar and the music said it was christmas again (funny).

april fool's preschool style

the paint was edible (but i didn’t tell them that at first. instead i pretended the only funny thing was that we were going to finger paint. then i suddenly licked the paint! oh, wide eyes).

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april fool's preschool style by you.

painting with pudding

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there were fake moustaches (funny)…really these are just strips of fake fur with a roll of masking tape.

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but the best joke of all was the coffee cream in the cleaned out glue container (funny!!!).

april fool's preschool style by you.

a.w.e.s.o.m.e.

u is for umbrella

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let me begin this post expressing gratitude that no. eyes. were. poked. out. ahhhhhh.

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we drew ourselves under umbrellas (a great chance to see self-portrait work).

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we played games under my big umbrella.

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this is a basic find the item hidden in an egg, match it to the photcopied picture. some kids were shaking the eggs first to try to figure out which item it was.

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we move into the hallway when we want hard floor or more space to work on.

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or when we want to put on all our rainy weather gear for a fashion show.

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