Author Archives: Mackworth Island Preschool

Oh, Winter. Where are You?

As we enter our final week of Wind and Water we can’t help but wonder…. Where is the snow!? What a strange winter, indeed!   In the meantime we can pretend. We will cover our cars with playdough and dress … Continue reading

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More snow please!

    We enjoyed the sunny weather today, and took advantage of it by walking around Mackworth Island.  There is a small hill close to our school which the kids had fun sledding and rolling down. Enjoy the pictures!

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Merry Christmas!

We wanted to share these pictures from December 21st-22nd before the recent holiday break!  We kept very busy as the children spent the last few days learning about Christmas.  The centers were set up to reflect the holiday.  For example, … Continue reading

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Wind and Water: Week 3

Happy New Year! We are S-L-O-W-L-Y getting back in the grind this week!  We are thankful that the snow arrived just in time for this unit as we are focusing on SNOW this week!  We are reading “The Mitten” by … Continue reading

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Kwanzaa

We are wrapping up this week by learning about an African culture holiday called Kwanzaa.   New holiday vocabulary was introduced: kinara, Africa, and Unity Cup.  For our drama play, we added the kinara so the children could pretend to … Continue reading

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Hanukkah

This week we learned about a Jewish holiday called Hanukkah and added holiday pieces to our centers.  We read “Chanukah Lights Everywhere” by Michael J. Rosen during our morning meetings to introduce holiday vocabulary such as latkes, dreidels, and menorahs. … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up Wind and Water..For now!

  Here are a few pictures from our Wind and Water Unit.  We will be resuming this Unit after break. The children had such fun with the vet office and gak!

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Slow Motion Video!

After watching a film in slow motion, the Forest Room decided to make a SloMo video of their own! We hope you enjoy! slow motion

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Unit 3: Wind and Water

This week we have been introducing a new unit to the children: Wind and Water.  We have been reading “The Wind Blew” by Pat Hutches, “The Mouse and the Wind” by Arnold Lobel, and “Gilberto and the Wind” by Marie … Continue reading

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End of Friends Unit!

Hard to believe but we are wrapping up our “Friends” Unit and starting a brand new unit next week.  The past couple of weeks have been busy but fun!  ’Tis the season so we have been talking about being “thankful” … Continue reading

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