Halloween is always a fun celebration for preschoolers. We started our party with a parade through the school. (You can check out Epiphany's Facebook page for a video from the parade!)
After the parade, we watched It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and enjoyed a snack.
We took some photo booth pictures. Check out those happy faces!
We finished our party with coloring pages and a game. What a fun afternoon! Happy Halloween!!!!
Friday, after reading the book Let's Make Music, we used the steps mentioned in the book to make our own shakers. We then used our shakers to make loud and quiet sounds.
During a reading of the book The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges the preschoolers wondered why the Little Red Hen would need to buy a flower for her pizza. Well, she actually used flour, not flower. To learn some more about what flour is, we had some open exploration time with some flour. We learned that flour is an ingredient, it feels soft and it feels cool to the touch. It also sticks to our fingers when we touch it.
Please help us as we prepare to celebrate Dia de los Muertos! If you have some at home, please send pictures that we can use for the altar that will be on display in the school. Please be sure that any pictures that you send are labeled so that they can be returned to you.
Tomorrow morning, we will attend the school Mass for the first time this school year. We have been talking about what we do during Mass for a week. This afternoon, we went to the church with our 8th grade buddies. Father Dan met us and gave us a tour! Thank you, Father Dan! Everyone learned so much!
After going on our leaf hunt earlier this week, we had an abundance of leaves in our classroom. On Thursday, we sorted those leaves by color.
This week, our preschoolers made fall trees two different ways. On Monday, the preschoolers glued rectangles and squares to make their trees. On Tuesday, the preschoolers used paint to make their fall trees. Each tree looks different and each tree looks beautiful! You can see the finished trees on display in our classroom.
On Monday, we went for a walk to find fall leaves. We found many beautiful leaves that had fallen onto the ground. Throughout this week, we will use the leaves to do a color sort, to do leaf imprint drawings, and then they will be added to the science center for further exploration. Be on the lookout for cool leaves in your own neighborhood!
On Friday, we played letter Bingo. The preschoolers worked as a team to find the letters on their game board. This is a great way for our older preschoolers, the ones who will go to Kindergarten next year, to help out our younger preschoolers, the ones who will be with us again next year. As you can see from the photos below, we had a lot of fun playing letter Bingo!
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.