I had to share some highlights from this week of course! It is always such a fun week, and although I picked out a number of pictures, I still couldn't share everything that we did! I am always amazed at how many neat activities and opportunities we are able to cram in our 4 hour day! Enjoy some highlights...
Pajama Show and Tell (Above) and special Dr. Seuss video with popcorn (below)
On the second day of Dr. Seuss, the culinary class at Century catered a green eggs and ham lunch. In the morning, we asked kids to write "Yes" or "No" as to whether or not they thought they would like green eggs and ham. About 5 said No and the rest said Yes. After lunch, they wrote their own vote again for whether or not they DID like green eggs and ham. Only one voted no! They were great sports about trying it and it was a fun lunch.
Lots of "10 Apples Up on Top inspired stacking and balancing activities! We even had bean bags balancing on heads! (sadly not pictured)
OK, this next and last activity shown below was my absolute favorite of the week - and may just be my favorite of the year! Teacher Irene took one of our I Pads, and went around the circle to each child and recorded them doing a noise from the book, "Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?" Every child had a part in the book. They thought that was so funny...some of them said "Buzz Buzz" or "Cock a Doodle Doo" and so on. She then read the story to them and in place of reading the sounds, her helper teacher Vicky played back their recordings on the I Pad. The kids thought this was hilarious! They loved seeing and hearing their own voices playing a part in the story. It worked so smoothly and was so fun. Definitely a highlight! I wish you could have seen their faces while watching it back. They were squealing with laughter.
Alia Laack is a high school Family and Consumer Sciences teacher who runs the Early Childhood Education program at Century High School, including the Little Jags Preschool.