Today, we celebrated Mardi Gras! Preschoolers did a taste test of two different flavors of paczki (strawberry and blueberry). It was close, but strawberry won 11 to 8.
Before going outside for recess, preschool and kindergarten classes held a parade in the hallways wearing our Mardi Gras masks. It was so much fun to listen to some fun jazz music as we danced down the hallway.
It's Friday and that means it's time for Dance Party Friday! Every Friday, we listen to music and dance. It's a great way to get moving, start the day, and celebrate the end of the week. Since we are learning about light, shadow, and reflections, this week we had a new addition to Dance Party Friday: glow bracelets! It was such a cloudy and gloomy day but that meant that the bracelets were really shining brightly in our room. The preschoolers had so much fun dancing and comparing bracelets.
We had such a fun Valentine's Day! Check out some pictures from our party.
On Thursday, our preschoolers mixed some food coloring into frosting and made a yummy treat! Each child was able to pick 1 or 2 colors. They then mixed the food coloring into the frosting. After they had mixed the colors, they spread the frosting onto a graham cracker for a yummy treat. Even those who said that they didn't like graham crackers were very excited to try this snack.
In small group last week, students began sounding out color words. After sounding out the color words, students found items in the classroom that were that color. I was very impressed with how well they did! Practicing sounding out words is one of the skills involved with learning how to read. This is an easy skill to practice at home, too. When reading books together, point to the letters in words and sound them out with your child.
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.