Today marks the end of our Father’s Day theme. The class enjoyed a special breakfast with their fathers, grandfathers, brothers, and, or uncles. During breakfast, the kids served their loved ones food and presented them with their gifts they made for them. The breakfast was a total success and we’d like to thank everyone for taking the time to attend our event. **Reminder- Graduation Day is on Wednesday, June 20, at 6:00 pm.**
We worked on a lot of fine motor activities, such as, cutting, coloring, pasting, and painting. For gymnastics, we played tagging games that involved the practice of different balancing poses!
This week we are getting ready for Father’s Day. The kids made several crafts to give to their fathers on their special day. Each class also discussed what makes our fathers so special and shared different things that their fathers do for them. The kids have been practicing very hard for their big graduation day that is on Wednesday, June 20, at 6:00 pm. We will continue to strive to do our best in getting ready for the big graduation day and preparing for Father’s Day as well!
The kids have been working so hard practicing their songs for graduation, writing, and making their very own ties for their fathers!
This week we learned about farms and the animals that live on them. Farms are a very important part of our culture so we really wanted to learn what happens on them. We discussed how many of the children have visited farms before, whether it was for apple, strawberry, blueberry, or any other kind of picking. They described what they experienced to give their own perspective about a day at a farm. A lot of our activities were centered around being outside to dig dirt and pretend that we were farmers growing crops.
This week caps off our flowers and plants theme. The weather this week made for perfect practice to explore different plant life. Our students observed the different things that grow outside our school. Once we studied different plants, we learned how they came about. The students used their bodies to imitate the different stages of plant life, starting with the seed, then stretching out to make roots and finally growing taller and taller into their favorite plant.
We spent the majority of the week talking about different kinds of bugs from all over the world. We mainly focused on the life stages of a caterpillar. Each preschool class received five baby caterpillars to observe and study them throughout the week. Once they turn into butterflies they will be released back into the wild; the way nature intended!
Today marks the end of our two week Mother’s Day theme. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Mother’s Day breakfast. The kids shared different gift ideas that they’ll give their mothers on Sunday. We also discussed gifts that might not be so good while reading ” What NOT to Give Your Mom On Mother’s Day”, by Martha Simpson. We wish everyone the happiest of Mother’s Day this weekend!
It was such a busy week in Gingerbread Preschool! We had a visit from Zoo to You. They brought a few of their animal friends for us to learn about. We also celebrated Mother’s day with a Mother’s day breakfast and crowned our statue of Mother Mary!
What a great week it was to start our Mother’s Day theme! We’ve had so much fun working on Mother’s Day projects and talking about all the things that our mothers do for us. Our soccer tournament was a HUGE success. All the kids did a great job in the warm up and games. Thank you to all the families that came to support the event. *Reminder- The Mother’s Day breakfast will be on Friday, May 11. Mothers, grandmothers, and aunts, come and enjoy a breakfast to celebrate your special day!
This week was A Trip to the Zoo week! We couldn’t make it to the zoo, but classes did their best to bring the zoo to them. Preschool classes explored different animals and studied what made them unique from the others. The children also discussed what they like to do at the zoo and what animals they like to visit the most. *Reminder* The soccer tournament will be on Wednesday, May 2, at 11:00 am. Parents/Families are welcome to come watch the show!
We counted, cleaned, and created animals in a few of our many activities this week.
This week our preschool classes emphasized everything rainbow! The children learned the colors of the rainbow in order using the phrase ROYGBIV. There was also discussion about how rainbows are formed and when they might typically see a rainbow. Each class started practicing for our big soccer tournament that will be on Wednesday, May 2, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. We hope to see you there!
These are our activities to experiment and use the colors of the rainbow in different ways. They included painting ice, making baking soda dough, and observing flowers change color.
Measuring bugs with unifix cubes
Muddy animal prints
Painting letters with Q-tips and writing in our journals
Spring sensory table and puzzles
Obstacle course in the gym