This week, we opened a new center: Science. In our science center, students are able to explore using scientific tools like scales, rulers, binoculars, and magnifying glasses. They are able to explore different materials like magnets, rocks, and shells. Throughout the year, we change the items that are available to use so that our preschoolers can interact with a variety of materials.
We did several activities today to celebrate Mexican Independence Day! After our breakfast, we did a Jarritos taste test. You can see the results of our taste test on display in the hallway.
Soon after our taste test, Ms. Kaitlyn's friends joined us as we watched a performance by Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles. We danced along and played instruments as we watched the performance.
This morning, we learned how to use watercolor paints. And we practiced using the paints by tracing our names! The preschoolers loved painting!
One of our favorite parts of the day is recess! During recess, we (weather permitting) play outside either in the back or in the courtyard. We've had some rainy days recently but we ended but we've also had some great sunshine. It was great to be able to get outside to play. Check out some pics from recess on Thursday.
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.