This morning, both preschool classes and the Kindergarten class joined Mrs. A to practice our songs for our graduation ceremony. Remember, graduation is at 1:00pm in the Church on Monday, June 5th.
Friday's letter for the alphabet countdown was the letter U. In order to celebrate the letter u and the word "under", the preschoolers found a place to read a book where they could be under something. They crawled under tables, pillows and blankets. They had a lot of fun reading in a different environment.
Although we already released our butterflies, we were able to witness a butterfly release once more when Ms. Kaitlyn's class released their butterflies on Friday. Although our butterflies quickly flew away, the butterflies from Ms. Kaitlyn's class lingered for quite some time. While I was helping some of the butterflies out of the net, a couple of them decided to rest on my hand for awhile. The preschoolers were, of course, very excited to see these butterflies. Goodbye, butterflies! I hope that you enjoy the garden!
Yesterday, our alphabet countdown letter was the letter T. Preschoolers were able to choose from three different building materials (large Jenga pieces, small table blocks, or plastic cups) to make tall towers with. They worked together to achieve their goals. It was a lot of fun to see their finished work.
On Wednesday, both preschools were able to explore some more of the materials that were on loan from the Field Museum. Preschoolers made observations of insects in their insect journal. They made observations of different types of seeds using their sense of touch. And they compared sizes of different eggs. It was a lot of fun and they learned a lot!
Our preschoolers did such a great job this afternoon at Epiphany's spring concert! Great job, preschool!
On Tuesday, we explored some items that are on loan from the Field Museum. We explored some animal homes and learned about different animals that might be found in a pond habitat. The preschoolers loved being able to hold and touch the animal homes. When we talked about the habitat, the students were able to see a real specimen of a dragonfly and a bluegill and were able to touch a real turtle shell and a real piece of beaver pelt.
Thank you to all families that stopped by for our open house this morning and afternoon! It was great to see so many Epiphany families and to meet so many new families as well! The ice cream was yummy and the pinatas were a huge hit.
Remember, our final Marvelous Monday is tomorrow from 3:30 until 4:30. Weather permitting, we will be in the courtyard with chalk, bubbles, a parachute, and another pinata! See you tomorrow!
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.