The temperature has definitely dropped the last couple days. Chances are really good, that when we return to school on January 8th, the temperatures will be very cold with a very cold wind chill. When the temperature or wind chill is really low, we have indoor recess. Most times during indoor recess we do some activities on GoNoodle. One of our favorites before Christmas was Cookie Boogie!
We had such a fun day today! We started our morning with some dancing along to some songs while ringing jingle bells.
Then, our 8th grade buddies came down to our classroom and read Christmas stories to us!
During our Christmas party, we watched movies, did coloring pages, and ate lots of yummy food!
Wednesday night, Epiphany held it's Christmas Concert. Our preschoolers did such a great job! I'm so proud! Below, you will find some pictures from Wednesday night. If you have some pictures from the concert that you would like to share, please email them and I will add them to this post! Thanks!
Each class at Epiphany learns about the holiday traditions of a different country to celebrate Christmas Around the World. We are studied how Christmas is celebrated in Sweden. On Wednesday, we celebrated Santa Lucia Day! Check out some pictures from our day below. Earlier in the week, we learned about the Swedish flag. On Wednesday, we made Santa Lucia (for the girls) hats and Star Boy (for the boys) hats. We made a paper garland using the colors of the Swedish flag. And, we practiced saying Merry Christmas in Swedish: "God Jule!"
Today, Epiphany went on an all-school field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry. Wow! We had so much fun! We went on a hunt for Christmas trees. We explored with wind and water (this fit perfectly into our current study of wind and water). And, we had an amazing time exploring the museum. I've posted some pics below!
We have our all-school field trip tomorrow. Be on the lookout for pictures posted from the day. It's going to be so fun!
Please be sure that your preschooler is wearing their gym uniform for the field trip tomorrow (even though it isn't a regular gym day for us.)
It snowed last Thursday. The preschoolers had a lot of fun trying to catch snowflakes and scooping up some of the snow that had already fallen.
This week, during small group, our preschoolers explored wind. They chose different items from throughout the classroom and made a prediction about whether or not the fan would be able to make the items move. It was fun to test their theories about which items would move and which wouldn't. This is a fun activity that can easily be done at home, too. All that you need is a fan! Make predictions about what might be able to move in the wind and what will stay put.
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.