Understanding patterns is a very important preschool skill. In our classroom, you will see students practicing patterns in many different ways. We use small toys, blocks, Duplos, beads, and paper to make and manipulate different patterns.
Today we celebrated Chinese New Year. We watched a video so that we could see how the awesome dragons move. Then, we made a dragon with a very, very long tail! It stretches almost all of the way down the hallway!
We tried to pick up red M&Ms using chopsticks and then tried again using a spoon. The spoon was a lot easier for our preschoolers. But, maybe with some practice, they could easily pick up M&Ms with chopsticks, too.
Valentine's Day is a fun and exciting time for preschoolers. It is also a time when we can practice our math skills of counting, comparing and sorting. The students used candy hearts to practice counting, sorting, and graphing.
Today we celebrated Valentine's Day in our classroom. During our party, we did three different craft projects, had a delicious pizza snack, then ended the day with a Valentine's Day themed episode of Clifford. It was a great day!
Last week, the light board became a center to choose during center time. The students had a great time exploring light, color, and shadow with the light board and the magna-tiles.
Today we celebrated our 100th day of school. We are now 100 days smarter!
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.