Thursday was Teacher Appreciation Day. I am so grateful that I get to teach this amazing group of preschoolers!
This week, both preschool classrooms learned about how animals use camouflage and other adaptations to survive. We had some fun materials in our classroom. We had pelts from real animals that were on loan from the Department of Natural Resources! Students were able to feel the animal pelts. We also did some measuring and comparing. We looked at pelts from a coyote, skunk, squirrel, mink, beaver, muskrat, raccoon, and white tailed deer. The preschoolers love anytime that their learning is hands-on and this was definitely a hands-on experience. While some were exploring the pelts, others drew pictures of animals and then colored a background for the animal so that it would be camouflaged. For example, if the animal was blue, the background needed to be blue so that animal would be camouflaged. We had so much fun!
Wednesday of Catholic Schools Week was Career Day. We had special visitors in the building who spoke to classes about their jobs. Two police officers from Chicago Police Department spoke to our preschoolers. It was a lot of fun. We also talked about what types of jobs our preschoolers want to do when they grow up. Check out their answers in the slide show below.
Remember if you haven't done it yet, please vote for our classroom door on Epiphany's Facebook page. We are so close to winning an ice cream party! Our door is the first one in the post. It says Mrs. Sarah & Ms. Rosie Preschool "Let Your Light Shine." Our door has a lighthouse and sailboats that the preschoolers made.
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On Wednesday, preschool through 2nd grade had two very special visitors. Two police officers from the Chicago Police Department came to visit! It was fun and the students learned a lot. The officers reminded us that all children should practice how to say their parents phone numbers and their home address. Please continue working on that skill at home. We also practiced how to say that important phone number if there is an emergency: 911.
Our students asked and answered lots of questions and some were given temporary tattoos or glow sticks. It was a fun morning!
Preschoolers love to have a reason to make a silly face! Check out the pictures from our photo booth on Tuesday. So many silly faces!
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.