Today, we learned about Cinco de Mayo during Spanish class. We made the Mexican and French flags using pieces of paper.
Our plants have grown so much! This week, during small group, we made our next round of observations of grass plants and our lima beans. The beans will be going home today. You might want to transplant them into a larger container or plant them directly into the ground.
Each preschooler has a piece of yarn that has been cut to match their height. This week, we have been using that yarn to see how our heights compare to items in the classroom. We have been figuring out how many books tall we are and how many blocks tall we are. The preschoolers love measuring!
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!
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.