This Week at Cairn Hill Preschool July 9-13th

In literature we told the story of the fairy Thumbelina and told the story of the Garden Gnome. We had lots of fun playing in the water in our mud kitchen in the back playground.  We made dinosaur soup and cupcakes for dessert! In art we made our own wooden gnomes… and looked for gnomes and…

This Week at Cairn Hill Preschool July 2-6th

This week we searched for bugs. In literacy we read Frog and Toad. We We used the sprinkler outside because it was so hot. We built a dam like the beavers did in a story we read. Have a good weekend!

This Week Outside at Cairn Hill Preschool June 26-29

This week in literature we read the story The Giant Turnip and The Green Grass Grows. In art we painted the pots that we planted tomato seeds in. Our group loved exploring and trying out the new playground for the first time. Here they are in the new mud kitchen! Our new students experienced their first…

This week Outside at Cairn Hill Preschool, June 18-22

In Math, we played a game that helped children recognize colors and numbers. For example, the children were instructed to find two green bears and then proceeded to run,  pick them up, and run back. To learn more about literacy, the children went fishing for the first initial of their first name.  Margaret came to…

This week Outside at Cairn Hill Preschool, June 11-15.

Thank you for a wonderful school year! I have enjoyed working at Cairn Hill Preschool in its first year of development. I will be moving into another aspect of the field of education and work as an early intervention specialist in the North Shore area. This is my last blog entry as the lead teacher. I am…

This week in the classroom, June 11-15.

This week we had fun making ice paintings. For fathers day we used our paintings to make frames for sweet pictures of love for our families. For story time we have been telling the story, “The Magic Soup”. The children love creating the rainbow together.  

This week in nature at Cairn Hill, June 4-8th.

This week we enjoyed playing outside with all our new friends. This week we welcomed two new students, our class is growing. We have eleven students now! On Thursday we went on a long walk in our forest and the children loved it. We found great obstacles, a stream to cross and a downed log…

This week in the classroom at Cairn Hill, June 4-8th.

This week in the classroom we played fun literacy games. We went fishing for letters and the children fished for the letters in their names.   During free play the children played with our pirate ship and we decided to make our own treasure maps.  It was fun to see the children create their own…

This week in the classroom, May 28th-June 1st.

This week in the classroom we learned all about the sun: we made our own suns,  read the book, What the Sun Sees, by Nancy Tafuri and discussed our favorite things to do in the sunshine. The children mentioned that  playing outside, going to the beach and riding bikes as being some of their favorite things…

This week in nature at Cairn Hill Preschool. May 28-June 1st.

The children loved playing with their bikes and running around the round-about in front of school blocked off to cars. We drew hop-scotch squares and learned how to jump with one and two feet.   The children used our outdoor balance beam and helped each other across. They have grown so much in their ability…