Category Archives: Tadpole Class

Tadpole Tales: Autumn Leaves

This morning, the Tadpoles compared shapes of leaves, using different shaped blocks to see which shapes the leaves seemed most like. The Tadpoles found star shaped leaves, oval shaped leaves, and heart shaped leaves. They also found that some leaves … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Squirrles

This morning, the Tadpoles learned about squirrels. They learned that squirrels live in woodlands, eat nuts, and make homes out of sticks and leaves. After reading a book about squirrels and discussing the different pictures, the Tadpoles colored their own … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Family Portraits and Toads

This morning, the Tadpoles drew pictures of their family. They had fun practicing their fine motor skills as they made scribbles, circles, and lines while drawing pictures of you. They pointed out who was who and the teachers labeled their … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Pinwheels

The Tadpoles explored with with pinwheels today. They waved them all around in the back room. They used their hands to spin them and blew on them, too. The Jumpers talked about how wind is what spun the pinwheels and … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tails: Tire Prints and Construction

This morning, the Tadpoles learned about construction workers. They talked about the trucks and workers they’ve seen working on the roadways. After that, the Tadpoles used toy trucks to pick up blocks and then they pretended to be construction workers … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Squirrels and Nests

This morning, the Tadpoles made squirrel nest pictures. They glued a picture of a squirrel to a piece of paper, then they glued leaves all around it to represent the nest. While they were gluing, they talked about how the … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Seeds and Grains

  This morning, the Tadpoles made bird feeders out of gum balls (seed pods from sweet gum trees), shortening, and sunflower seeds. The Tadpoles spooned the shortening on a gum ball, spread it out, then dipped the gum ball in … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Celebrating the 4th of July Preschool Style

For many of us, the 4th of July holiday brings to mind fun times at the beach. On Tuesday, the Tadpoles learned about being safe at the beach (and in water in general) and about many of the things we … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Compost, Garden, and Harvest

This morning the Tadpoles looked at the photographs from a couple articles in a National Geographic with me. The one I focused on showed pictures of wheat and vegetable crops. One photo showed people harvesting their crop. We talked about the parts of … Continue reading

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Heather’s Tadpole Tales in June

Imagine a beach. The water is a dark blue-green. You see five children, ranging from age 7 to 15 (the seven year old is especially cute!). They are walking along the beach with their mother, looking for a spot that … Continue reading

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