Last week in Reading, preschoolers enjoyed listening to “The Cat in the Hat”, “Green Eggs and Ham”, and “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish”, all by Dr. Seuss.
In Nursery Rhymes, preschoolers recited “Green Eggs and Ham” and “Jack and Jill”.
In Language, students learned about the Letter V and what begins with V. We organized the literacy centers around several hands-on activities such as playing with a “vulture toy”, creating a “valentine” by decorating it with a glitter heart, and playing with plastic “veggies” in the dramatic play center. Students also made a “vanishing v” craft. In the classroom, students also saw and observed a vase filled with violets.
In Visual Arts, preschoolers drew vines for the Letter V.
In Math, we played the “Count the Pennies” game and started with “Simple Addition/Putting Together”. Students also practiced writing the Number 18.
In Science, preschoolers did a fascinating “Volcano Experiment” with vinegar and baking powder. Volcano and vinegar are two more words that start with V. Each student had baking soda inside their own “tinfoil volcano.” Then the teacher poured a small cup of vinegar (the smell of which they did not like) into each of the volcanoes. They saw what happened and were in awe of the “eruption”! Students also watched a Scholastic video about wind called “What Can Wind Do?”
In Movement and Coordination during JumpBunch, the older children got to play golf as well. After the opening huddle, warm-ups and Stretchbands, students got their own foam golf clubs and were shown the right way to hold their golf club, the proper stance, and then the golf swing. Once they were comfortable safely swinging their clubs, students each got to play several shots using soft foam golf balls. Of course, no golf lesson would be complete without putting so we set up a random 9-hole mini-golf course using croquet wickets for holes. For wrap-up, students went through a fitness course.