Recess is an important part of our day. We are able to play outside using toys, bubbles, chalk, or just run around with our friends. It's also the time of day when we see our Kindergarten friends, many of whom were in preschool with us last year.
On Friday, we joined Ms. Kaitlyn's class to watch two short videos about the solar eclipse. Then, we did a coloring page of the solar eclipse.
Today, we watched the live feed from NASA while we ate our lunch. It was pretty cloudy around here but it was cool to be able to see some of the live footage from different locations that were reporting to NASA.
Throughout the course of this year, you will probably notice that I love photo booths! I love seeing those smiling faces as they change and grow throughout the year. Thankfully, Ms. Kaitlyn also loves photo booths so we set up a quick one on the first day of school! Some faces are a little more serious and some are very smiley! Welcome to school, preschoolers! I'm so glad that you are going to spend the year with us!
During the first few weeks in preschool, we work on our routines a lot. We learn how to walk in a line. We learn how to get our breakfast and our lunch. We learn how to sit at the carpet. We also learn how to work and play in our centers. During the first day and a half of preschool, we learned about two of our centers: puzzles and table toys. The preschoolers are already learning how to cooperate and share when using the toys!
Yesterday was graduation day for our preschoolers. We had such an amazing year and the graduation celebration is such a fun way to celebrate all that our preschoolers have accomplished throughout this school year!
I love doing photo booths with our preschoolers so it was fairly clear that we would need to do a photo booth on graduation day. Check out our preschoolers in their graduation attire.
Today is a big day for our preschoolers. Those who are going on to Kindergarten next school year, spent some time with Mrs. Sanchez and Ms. Chavez this morning. They are so excited for Kindergarten! Those who have one more year of preschool spent some time with me and some shaving cream. It was a fun morning! Those who will be going to Kindergarten next year learned about what Kindergarten is like. And those who will be in preschool next year talked about being a leader in the classroom next year since they will be pros at preschool.
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.