This week was full of fun activities! We began our week with an introduction to postal services and of course incorporated a special focus on the meaning of Valentines and sending cards or letters to loved ones and friends. The preschoolers explored how the postal service works in a variety of activities, even mailing a special card home for Valentine's Day!
During free play teacher Evelyn worked with kids at the science table to weigh packages. Here Collins and her were able to weigh many different kinds of boxes! The preschoolers got to read the weight of these boxes and write down the numbers. This showed the kids how different packages can all weigh differently even if they might look like the same shape and size.
Alana and Tess were able to practice a postal service job and read mail and separate it into certain mailboxes! This was loads of fun!
Mrs. Anne continued to show the kids about postal services and how important they are for our community! To deliver mail and special packages is a very important job and the preschoolers got to try it out for themselves!
During Circle Time, our preschoolers got to walk around the school and drop off their own mail! They had to match their mail addresses to various mailboxes. You can see below that their "addresses" were actually different combinations of shapes and colors!
Before the day is finished we as a class get started on our group art! Teacher Emily begins talking about what the kids will make today...The awesome part of this group art is that this project is going to be their Valentine's Day card holders!
The neat thing about this is each preschooler got to create their carrier however they wished. Some added stickers while others drew their own drawings! The kids got very creative!
While we waited for some of our preschoolers to finish decorating their art Mrs. Anne had a fun song about positioning around us! They used a bean bag to move and groove!
"Put your bean bag on your head!"
For our second day this week in preschool our friend Noryang showed the class about the Tibetan New Year holiday her and her family celebrated last class day! She even had pictures to share with everyone of her celebration!
For the rest of free play the table activities were open and there were lots of fun new things to try out!
At the science table teacher Delilah had a mystery package activity. The preschoolers were scientists and had to shake around a few different packages. They were shown four different images and based on their observations by picking up, shaking, and listening to the boxes they made a guess for what was inside the package! After writing their guesses the kids got to open up the packages to see if their guesses were correct!
Lunch time? More like fun time!
We had another fun group activity as well! The kids wrote their own letters that they would send out to the actual post office! Which means they will be receiving their letters through the mail!
Can't forget our daily dose of reading!
THE JOURNEY TO DROPPING OFF LETTERS!!!
After that long adventurous walk, it was time for our valentine day celebration! The kids got to exchange each others cards that they brought for the class!
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.