Preschoolers learned about the Letter Y in Language Arts last week, and each student received a “yo-yo” from their teacher as part of the lesson! In Nursery Rhymes, students learned “Eggs in My Basket,” “Easter Eggs” and “Hippity Hop.” In Visual Arts, students listened to the rhyme “Humpty Dumpty” and then they painted foam Easter eggs using different colors, keeping the eggs in deftly place using golf tees and some play dough. When the eggs dried up, preschoolers placed stickers on each one. In Science, students talked about “Seeds” and worked on a “Do You See Seeds” activity.
In the pre-kindergarten class, students had fun making Easter egg baskets with bunny ears out of recycled milk jugs during the lesson in Visual Arts.
In Math, they performed addition, sorting, and did math problems using bunny and egg counters.
Students also listened to several wonderful read-aloud story books about Easter this past week, including:
- “Where’s My Easter Egg?” by Harriet Ziefert,
- “Tap! Tap! The Egg Cracked!” by Keith Faulkner,
- “The Parable of the Lily” by Liz Curtis Higgs,
- “My First Easter” by Tomie dePaola,
- “The Easter Egg Farm” by Mary Jane Auch,
- “Hopper Hunts for Spring” by Marcus Pfister, and
- “10 Little Bunnies” by Nurit Karlin.
For the Virtue of the Month, students listened to 2 versions of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter, illustrated by Margot Apple. The virtue in focus this month is obedience: students learned about the importance of listening and being obedient to parents as they followed the story of mischievous Peter Rabbit being chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor.