Rainy Day Activity!
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This blog has been designed as a forum to keep parents posted on what we are doing in class, what kids are saying, and anything else of interest that pops up! This year, our fabulous Junior teachers, Ashley and Bethany, are updating the blog weekly.
On Halloween this week we went around the circle and everyone got to share about our costumes! We also went trick-or-treating around the school and got goodies from teachers and students!
This week we did many fun group activities! We performed some cognitive challenges on Halloween: Potion pour tested our logic as we watched purple potion get poured into different shaped containers and had to determine if the amount of fluid changed or not; Cups tested our ability to track a little pumpkin with our eyes; and lastly, we compared rows of candy corn to determine if one row had more or less than the other. This week we compared and contrasted owls and bats, and then preschoolers used leaves make one or the other.!
The theme this week was fall where we did many activities with the colors and objects most commonly associated with the season! At the art we had cutouts of pumpkins where we first traced our names, and then finger painted with orange paint to make our own pumpkin patch. We also had large cutouts of pumpkins where the preschoolers could paint their best Jack-o'-lantern! Using red Popsicle sticks we decorated picture frames with cutouts of leaves and pumpkins. At another table we painted pictures of apples! At the language table there were trees with uppercase and lowercase letters and the preschoolers had to match them and glue them onto the tree. We made marbled leaves at the science table by swirling food coloring in shaving cream and then placing a leaf shaped piece of paper on top leaving a beautiful pattered leaf. We also made fall poems by choosing descriptive words for fall!
During our other centers this week we played in the house, kitchen, and played games with our friends! The preschoolers also loved exploring all of the new objects like squishy skeletons and eyeballs in the sensory table!
Rainy Day Activity!
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.