Blog Archives

Holiday Fun

We had a great time playing in our Gingerbread House! Our fifth grade buddies prepared this snowman project for us and helped us put them together.

Boat Building Challenge

After reading about the story of the first Thanksgiving, we worked together to build miniature boats that could float in a bin of water and hold a few people without sinking. Kids chose their materials, made a plan, and got building! They discovered that they had to make modifications and keep trying if their boat had problems. With compromise and perseverance, everyone was able to succeed!

Farm Field Trip

Our trip to the farm was a blast! We loved the hay ride, donuts, and animals. The playground was a favorite for many of the kids!


We mixed red and yellow paint to make orange pumpkins in the art center. Then we drew shapes to make eyes, noses, and mouths. We made lots of different kinds of faces on our jack-o’-lanterns!

Field Trip

We had so much fun on our trip to the Children’s Museum!

Valentine’s Day/Play Day

What a fun day doing Valentine activities and playing with our fifth grade buddies! We also had a Valentine’s Flower Shop in our Housekeeping Center this week, so we got to practice buying and selling flowers!  

Snowy Scenes

We enjoyed painting snowy scenes with our fingers at the Art Center. We added glitter… Then we added ourselves!    

Boat Building

We talked about the story of Thanksgiving and how the Pilgrims sailed across the ocean in a big ship called the Mayflower. Then we had an engineering challenge: working as a team, choose materials to build a boat that will float and not sink! To be successful, teams had to listen to each other, compromise, and work together. They tried different materials and put back things that didn’t work well for their design. It was fun to try putting people (math counters) in the boat!  

Exploring Maps

We read Me on the Map and learned the names of our street, town, state, country, and planet. We explored many different kinds of maps. We talked about how we have used maps when hiking, driving, or visiting new places.   When have you used a map?

Global Play Day

We had fun playing games with our fifth grade buddies on Global Play Day. Ask your child how the fifth grade plants are doing! What happened to the seeds that were planted in cotton balls?