The alphabet countdown letter for today was D. We had a Dance Party using Zumba videos on GoNoodle!
Today's letter for our Alphabet Countdown was C. We explored Colors! The preschoolers were given many different tools to use: crayons, markers, colored pencils, and their favorite, Flair-Pens. They were able to draw whatever they wanted and then they hung it somewhere in the classroom so that it could be on display. They were given the option to display it anywhere that they wanted!
Before Easter break, we planted grass seeds and transplanted our lima beans into soil. We were all very surprised when we came back yesterday and saw that almost every plant had grown, and had grown a lot!
This week, during small group, we made observations of the plants and we used rulers to measure how much our plants have grown.
One of the fun things that we do to celebrate all of our learning throughout the year is to do an alphabet countdown. Yesterday was: Aa - Animal. Each preschooler drew a picture of their favorite animal and attempted to sound out the name of the animal so that they could label the picture. Today was: Bb - Bubbles! Thankfully, it was a beautiful day outside so we were able to play with bubbles during our recess time!
Last week, our preschoolers had the chance to do some programming with our Bee-bot robot (who, with the addition of ears became Bunny-bot!). In small groups, our preschoolers took turns choosing a spot for an Easter egg on our Bee-bot mat. Then, they took turns choosing where Bee-bot (or Bunny-bot) would start from on the grid. After the egg and the robot where in their places, the preschoolers worked together to choose a path for the robot to take so that it could reach the egg. It was a lot of fun! I'm so impressed with how well our preschoolers worked together to solve the problem.
Yesterday, the preschoolers got the chance to dye eggs. The eggs all turned out beautifully!
This week, one of our small group activities was to plant grass. Students made observations of the grass seeds before planting them. Hopefully, when we return after Easter break, our grass will have grown a lot!
This week, during small group, we made our final observations of our beans and then we planted them in soil. Hopefully, when we return to school after Easter break, we will have some bean plants to start observing!
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.