Our Fun Fact this week is... People spend a lot on love! Americans, in 2017, spent $18.2 billion on Valentines Day goodies. That's a lot of money.
Learning and Discovery
On Wednesday we made valentines for our parents. We cut, decorated, and wrote thoughtful notes (with the help of our High School teachers!) which we then put in envelopes with our addresses on them. After that, we took a quick "field trip" to the office where we dropped our letters off in the main office mail room. We can't wait to have the mail man deliver them in a few days! Some of our preschoolers had also been thinking about our old classroom and what it looks like now, so we also decided that we would take a little tour through our old room on the way back to our classroom. It is now being used as a workshop for for another class at Century- so it was crazy to see how much it had changed!
On Thursday we spent most of our group time sharing our boxes and taking turns to pass out our Valentines to the whole class (see "Valentines" section below). It was very exciting to see all of the special notes and treats getting dropped into our boxes. Afterwards, we went outside to play in the misty weather.
At the Art table on Wednesday, we recreated a Mail Truck by cutting and gluing paper pieces together. They turned out so cute! At the Language table, we practiced writing names and dictated some short phrases and drew pictures to represent our nice notes on postcards for our friends. At the Science station we practiced counting though the use of some stamps and envelopes.
On Thursday, for our Art table activity, we made adorable butterflies out of paper hearts and a Popsicle stick. After we had finished putting it all together, we stamped the wings with our hand prints. At the Language station we stamped our names onto hearts which we then strung together to make caterpillars. At the Science table we tried to see how many heart candies we could stack on top of each other before they fell over. This was such a fun way to practice counting and writing our numbers.
Meet Lizzy- A junior in Child Development 3! Lizzy not only serves as president of the Junior Class, she is also an NHS officer. She is one busy lady! She is an older sister to two brothers and attributes her love of children and teaching to that.
Say hello to Wendy- A senior in both Child Development 3 and 4! Wendy is a triplet (in fact, all of her sisters are in Child Development!) and one day wants to be a firefighter (how cool is that?!). Wendy enjoys teaching because she loves helping children and seeing them feel proud of their hard work and accomplishments.
Hands on Activity-Thumbprint Tree
This cute activity is something you can hand up in your own home and enjoy forever.
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