This week, we added several new items into our centers that allow our preschoolers to do some exploration with color. We have added the light board as a center. At the light board, the preschoolers can explore using pattern blocks. In our Science center, our preschoolers have two new boxes of materials to explore. These items allow the students to explore how colors can combine to make new colors.
Yesterday, we began a new unit of study: The World of Color. Today, we did one of our first explorations using color. We painted! These paintings are amazing. They are all so different. Please stop by our room during the Open House for Catholic School's Week so that you can see the finished paintings on display!
Today's experiment was all about wind. Each preschooler was given a straw. Then, they tried to find objects in the classroom that they could move by blowing through the straw. The preschoolers had a lot of fun testing out different objects. The straws are going home today so you can continue this experiment at home, too!
This week, during small group time, we have been exploring water and whether objects would sink or float in the water. This is an easy experiment to do at home with your preschooler! Find some objects that you want to test. Make a prediction about whether the objects will sink or float. And, then, test your predictions. Did the object sink? Did it float? Why do you think it did that?
Snow painting is always a favorite activity in preschool. Snow paint is made with shaving cream and glue. The shaving cream is very fluffy and the glue helps the shaving cream to keeps some of it's puffy shape. We had a lot of fun painting snowy scenes today.
I hope that your family had a lovely Christmas! We celebrated Christmas during our party on the Friday before break. We started with some dancing and singing along with some jingle bell songs.
Next, we enjoyed a snack while watching the movie The Star.
Finally, we enjoyed several different treats. Yum!
On Tuesday, our preschool and Kindergarten classes went on a field trip to Museum of Science and Industry. We had so much fun!
Last night was Epiphany's Christmas Concert. Our preschoolers did a great job with their nativity play and their songs! If you have any pictures that you would like to share, please email them to me and I will add to this slide show!
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.