Happy Birthday to you!!
For this week we decided to combine our family and thanksgiving theme. During this week we practiced self-help skills and manner words! Everyone got a better understanding of what a family is and what they mean to us.
In these pictures you can get a closer look at the preschoolers working on folding their own clothes, which was a great self-help skill to practice.
As the day went on the preschoolers also got to do their daily group art activity which included making a house with colored circles that represented a person in their family. This activity was lots of fun because many of the preschoolers got to discuss their family members and compare with each other on who was part of their family and the similarities with their classmates as well!
In this activity we split the kids into groups with our high school teachers and made poster boards that explained how they use their manners. Each square had a place setting like school or being with friends and each preschooler had the chance to give their ideas of what good manners are and how to use them in that specific area.
Thanksgiving Napkin Rings! Another wonderful group art activity!
For the rest of the day the preschoolers got to enjoy more free play activities to get them excited about Thanksgiving!
We also got to celebrate our November birthdays with the whole class which was great!
Happy Birthday to you!!
Teacher Jade got to lead everyone in an exciting activity that involved making yummy pumpkin treats! During this activity all the preschoolers were able to contribute and had lots of fun. Even a few laughs were shared when things got a bit "messy"!
Now to begin you can have your preschooler cut the paper plate in half. Then for the tissue paper you can have them cut or tear it. After that they can begin gluing the tissue paper on the paper plate. Once that is all complete they can then glue the toilet paper roll onto the plate and add there wiggly eyes and glue on a beak for their turkey.
For this week, our main focus was the season Fall. We explored all the different colors, smells, textures, and other things that make Fall so special! What makes Fall different from other seasons? Mrs. Anne starts the week by exploring that question with the class.
Below you can see teacher Evelyn's group art on Monday. She had a very neat, and very open-ended, activity that let the preschoolers express their thoughts on Fall. Everyone's viewpoint was a little different and hearing them share their thoughts was a lot of fun!
Teacher Terri taught us a wonderful song about fall!
In this song we learned that raking leaves, picking pumpkins, putting on sweaters, and leaves changing colors that make crunchy sounds all mean it is fall!
"Fa-la-la-la-la, Fa-la-la Fall!"
Throughout the day we continued to do lots of fun activities!
On Wednesday we continued to express the theme of Fall to our preschoolers!
This activity is super great since you can create a memory keepsake in the process!
You will need…
1) Black cardboard paper
2) Paper as a background for handprint
3) Finger paint
4) Dry leaves
For you and preschooler you can create this awesome project where you get a keepsake and your child can have some fun using finger paint! Have your child cover their hand in the finger paint and make a handprint on the normal piece of paper. After that glue the paper on the black cardboard paper. Once all of that is dry have your child help frame the handprint with the dry leaves by using glue. Go ahead and get even more creative with maybe some small twigs or glueing the leaves around the cardboard!
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.