First Full Week Of Preschool Is A Success!

Hello Everyone!  We've had a great first couple of week of preschool. We've created some great art, walked on our little shape rope through the church building, sung songs, read stories, and played fun games already!

Last week we painted yellow sunflowers, and glued seeds on little sunflower plants. We learned our routine for preschool…. including clean up time, how to put away our placemats and snack trash, and we even had a short circle time.

This week we learned “All About Me”, and talked about our feelings and emotions. At circle time we looked at picture cards of children feeling different feelings .Then we made those faces and talked about what possibly could have happened to make them feel that way. Ask your child to make a happy face for you… a sad face… a surprised face… a scared face. Also, we learned about our safe place and our “feelings” bears. The children enjoyed helping describe what each face on the little feeling bears meant. These bears are different colors and their faces represent different emotions, and can be used for comfort in our safe place. We also sang “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” and “If You’re Happy and You Know It”. We had so much fun!

Everyone is becoming more comfortable and learning the routines nicely. We have been working on using our words to tell our friends what we want, and recognizing how a friend may be feeling….Such as sad, because their toy was taken away ,or they miss their mommy.

Looking ahead: When other classes have conferences this fall, I'll be sending you a little note about what we have been learning. We will have face-to-face conferences in the spring. Be sure you also are checking our website to learn more, especially when I update the blog, and add pictures.

Next week we will learn about the wonderful season of FALL! We will have some fun leaves and acorns in our sensory table along with tongs to pick up the acorns with, giant magnifying glasses in our science center to explore leaves up close, some beautiful leaf stickers in our writing center to decorate with, and we will try a new way of painting.. with dot paints and also with markers and water spray bottles on coffee filter shaped leaves. This week will be so much fun!

Snacks next week will be provided by Maddie for M/W and Capel for T/Th. Have a fun weekend everyone, and see you all next week!

Here's to great start to preschool!