Tomorrow is Read Across America Day! We started to prepare for it today. We read two different Dr. Seuss books and made Cat in the Hat hats following a red/white color pattern. We will be joining Ms. Kaitlyn's class tomorrow for some more Dr. Seuss themed activities.
Last week, we began our new unit of study: Shadows and Reflections. During small group this week, our students had the opportunity to do some free exploration using mirrors and flashlights.
Today, we celebrated Valentine's Day! We did several Valentine's Day activities. First, we made Valentine's Day cards.
We continued exploring The World of Color by mixing red and white paint to get pink!
After our lunch, we had our Valentine's Day party! We watched an episode of Daniel Tiger, we did some coloring, and we had some yummy snacks! We had such a fun day!
Happy Valentine's Day!!
This week, in small group, we were working on reading color words. Our preschoolers are practicing sounding out the words and then finding items in the classroom that are that color. This is a great activity to do as our preschoolers are working on putting letter sounds together to make words.
This morning, we worked together to do a color sort. Each student had several pictures and we all worked together to sort the pictures by color.
Yesterday, we were able to do an exploration with color mixing while also preparing a fun snack! Preschoolers picked two different primary colors to mix into some plain white frosting. They mixed and mixed until they had a new color. Then, they were able to spread the frosting on a graham cracker and eat it. Yum!
Yesterday, we celebrated the Lunar New Year and learned about how people celebrate Chinese New Year. We watched a video that taught us about different foods that people eat during this time and different traditions. We also saw a video of a dragon dance during a Chinese New Year parade! Then, we rotated among different stations. We colored pictures, we attempted to use chopsticks to pick up M&M candies, and we worked on making a dragon!
When our dragon was complete, was made our own parade in the hallway!
We had such a fun day!
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.