On Friday, preschoolers used vegetables to make paintings! They dipped cut veggies into paint and stamped them onto their paper. You can see these hanging up in our hallway.
In our science center right now, you will see our preschoolers exploring weight using our large scale. The fun thing about this scale is that you can move the buckets to five different locations on each side and that can change how the weight of the scale's arm effects the total weight. It's a great tool to use to explore weight.
This week's story in Religion was the story of when Jesus shared five loaves of bread and two fish and was able to feed many, many people. On Thursday, we celebrated this story by having a "sharing snack." Each student brought in a Ziploc baggie full of items to share: raisins, pretzels, crackers, dry cereal. We combined all of the items into one big snack that we shared. Each preschooler was able to eat as much as they wanted to and there were many leftovers to take home.
While in the science center, preschoolers are able to explore making shadows using flashlights. They can trace the shadow and then we add it to the shadow museum on the wall. It's a great way to explore light and shadow. It is also a great way to practice problem solving and teamwork because they need to figure out who will hold the flashlight, who will make the shadow, and who will do the tracing.
Last week, we learned a lot about the sacrament of Baptism. Thank you to all who brought in pictures from your child's Baptism. It was so fun to see how they have grown up since their Baptism!
If you haven't sent in pictures to share, there is still time. We will share any Baptism pictures that are sent in.
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.