This week was probably one of our most busiest weeks yet! We had quite a lot to look forward to for example our first day on the 15th of December was Game Day!
On our extra day of preschool we had Game Day, where our preschoolers got to interact with some of our high school students in Child's world who prepared games for the kids to try out.
All the games were unique and different and each preschooler got to experience games for every interest area and experience level!,
After game day we had our normal preschool days which focused on the theme of Winter and the weekly skill of cutting and self help skills.
Below, teacher Alejandra showed the preschoolers a really great winter book that connected to her circle time activity for understanding the different qualities that make winter, well, winter! After reading her story she had a poster that was split into four sections that represented winter. Each preschooler then got a random image and had the opportunity to place the picture in its correct section of the poster.
For the group art teacher Delilah had an activity where the kids got to create a winter theme art scene, using paint, glue and epsom salt. The objective of this art activity was to ask the preschoolers questions about winter and what it looked like to them. Even though only two colors were used during the project each painting came out different since the epsom salt and glue made a reaction with the paint. throughout the activity many of the preschoolers pointed out that the epsom salt resembled snow which was a quality of winter! Our preschoolers are really understanding the differences between each season!
Of course we can't forget our wonderful preschool winter party! This day we had many activities planned out for our preschoolers and their families. Not to mention some tasty food the Century Culinary students had prepared for us!
All the preschoolers got to show their families the classroom and fun activities to work on before their big performance! These parties are not only fun, but a great way for our parents to experience their child's classroom and all of the projects displayed that our kids are so proud of making!
Mrs. Anne getting the preschoolers ready for the performance!
Each of our preschoolers got to open a special gift that was under the tree that was from Mrs. Anne and Mrs. Laack!
Our Winter Party was a success! Everyone looked so great and had lots of fun! From all the games to yummy snacks to the big performance to even the small surprise the high schoolers had of falling snow onto the preschoolers. Everything was fun and enjoyable and we hope memorable for the kids! Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated the winter season with us!
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.