What Do You See?

In Reading last week, early preschoolers loved listening to Eric Carle’s “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” and “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?” read-aloud books.

In Nursery Rhymes, we sang songs about the human body and the children learned to recite “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” and “Do Your Ears Hang Low?”

In Language, students learned the name and sound of the Letter B by doing several hands-on activities such as “Butterflies with Bandages Craft,” “Brown Bear Craft on B,” “Bumblebees on B,” and blowing bubbles.  They also studied picture cards that start with the Letter B: Bonnie Bear, ball, bed, box, bug, and boy.

In Visual Arts, early preschoolers painted yellow school buses. Take a look at their pictures inside their yellow school buses in the hallway and admire the Little Picasso’s Masterpiece, a beautiful picture of their drawings on purple bulletin paper.

In Math, students worked on recognizing and counting up to Number 2. They also learned about the color red. The class had fun pasting red apples on their apple tree and glued cotton balls on the Number 2. In the sensory tub, students played with play doh, letters, and numbers. Practice counting up to 10 with your child. See this video on the Numbers 1-10 Chant.

Sensory Bottles | Meadows Academy Preschool & Daycare

In Science Discovery, we did a science experiment with 3 “sensory bottles” so students could use their 5 senses to explore what’s inside. Each child took their turn and placed several objects inside the water bottles such as googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and beans. They discovered that the first bottle had baby oil and water; the second had pipe cleaners and googly eyes; and the third had water and beans in it.

In Autonomy and Social Skills and Work Habits, everyone’s doing a wonderful job getting adjusted to their preschool environment. Students are showing less signs of separation anxiety as they enter the classroom, and are definitely more at ease. They’re more comfortable now, and are actually starting to have a lot of fun! They’re learning to sit quietly in their own space during circle time and are also starting to participate in circle time activities. Each child is learning to recognize the letters in their names, and independently placing them in the name tag pocket chart.

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