Our fun fact for the week is: Unicorns have been scientifically proven to exist. The Siberian Unicorn is estimated to live 35000 years ago in Europe. From fossils found, the Siberian unicorn is described to look much less like a beautiful horse and more like a hairy rhinoceros -but, because of its singular horn, it technically is a unicorn.
Learning and Discovery
On Wednesday we made crowns! We practiced our fine motor skills by first making our own zig zag lines! Then we had to cut our zig zags and top off our crowns with decorations. These were part one of a two day "Royal Self Portrait" project. We can't wait for you to see the results!
On Thursday we drew self portraits in crayon and then painted them with water colors. Once we finished with those, we made some "fantasy" backgrounds with purple, blue, and green paint which we will soon use for our royal self portraits.
At the Art table, on Wednesday, we made beautiful fairy wands out of Popsicle sticks and some sparkly decorations. At the Language table we used story sticks, which are wooden sticks that have a variety of images on them, to create our own fantasy stories! Our teachers documented these stories and Mrs. Anne read them to the class at the end of the day. At the Science station we counted out pom pom "fireballs" for our paper dragons and learned "more than" and "less than" concepts.
On Thursday, for our Art table activity, we cut and assembled cute paper dragons, using bubble wrap to print scales on them. At the Language station we created more stories for Mrs. Anne to read using our story sticks again, while at the Science table we launched puffballs from catapults and tried to hit our castles. Fire away! For our Gross Motor activity, we did a "Jack Be Nimble" obstacle course. We had to balance on beams, crawl through tunnels, and of course... jump over "candlesticks"!
Teachers of the Week
Meet Quinn, a junior in Child Development 4! Quinn is working hard to finish the Child Development program here at Century early so that next year he can do an internship at a nearby elementary school - which we think is so cool! Ever since he was in 6th grade, Quin has been volunteering at Tobias Elementary-which is where he first discovered how much he loves kids! Quinn really enjoys playing with and teaching our preschoolers.
Say hello to Miles, a Junior in Child Development 4! Like Quinn, Miles is on the fast track to finish the Child Development Program and volunteer at another school next year! Miles loves teaching because one day he wants to be a teacher and parent!
Hands on Activity-Fizzing Fairy Potions
Our Hands On Activity this week was one that the preschoolers actually did in class- but it was just so fun that we couldn't share!
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