The backyard was very muddy yesterday, but we were able to go on a walk around the school and around the church. It was a beautiful day for a walk! I hope that you are able to get outside with your preschooler this week and this weekend. Fall is here and our preschoolers are excited to see the early signs of fall.
This week, we added some new materials to the science center. We now have paper towel tubes, tape, a styrofoam cup, and a marble. When the students are in the science center, they need to work together to make a marble run. The goal is to get the marble all the way from the top of the tubes into the cup that is waiting on the floor. This project requires a lot of problem solving and the preschoolers must work as a team to accomplish this goal.
Today, we used tempera paint for the first time. We used yellow, red, and blue and discovered that we could make new colors by mixing two of those colors together!
This week, we opened a new center: Science. In our science center, students are able to explore using scientific tools like scales, rulers, binoculars, and magnifying glasses. They are able to explore different materials like magnets, rocks, and shells. Throughout the year, we change the items that are available to use so that our preschoolers can interact with a variety of materials.
We did several activities today to celebrate Mexican Independence Day! After our breakfast, we did a Jarritos taste test. You can see the results of our taste test on display in the hallway.
Soon after our taste test, Ms. Kaitlyn's friends joined us as we watched a performance by Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles. We danced along and played instruments as we watched the performance.
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.