Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Preschool Weeks 4-6!

Wow...I can't believe it has been 3 weeks since I last posted about how preschool was going! Since the last time I posted we have started a new theme! This month we are studying the 5 senses and introducing colors. Most of our themes for the year are science related, which works out well since you can see, touch, and experience science. History and Social Studies are really too abstract for preschool. At this age, they are still very self-absorbed. It is all about what I can see, what I can touch, how I feel.....get the picture?

We also worked some review weeks into our schedule at the beginning of the year so one of the last 3 weeks was a review of what we have learned so far. The other two weeks we introduced the letters D and E as well as the numbers 1, 2, and 3. We have also been working on colors and the heart shape. Our Focus Wall (or window shade) is really beginning to look more like a learning wall and less like a white vinyl shade!

We have continued going through a box of items that start with the letter we are studying as well as creating a page for our Alphabet Book. We have also created a Numbers Book in which we glue, stick, etc the number of items we are studying. We also create patterns by gluing two different colors of paper over the number. Jessica is quite the perfectionist! This last week she had to peel up the stickers because she felt that she had placed them in the wrong place!! She most definitely gets that from her father!!! Who knows she may have the makings of an engineer! However, she also seems to have spark of wild and crazy....definitely from my side... :-)

Obviously, this week we celebrated Mardi Gras!! I learned a lot....for example Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday which basically means "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry for tomorrow is Lent" (ok...I changed the words up a bit from the original)! The kids really enjoyed it!! Obviously...

In case you are wondering why there are never any adults in the pictures.....while we have made a valiant effort to get the kids photo ready and start reasonably close to on time, half the time we actually teach preschool in our pajamas!! This is actually no big change for me as I frequently went to my college classes in my pajamas!! Preschool has further reinforced for me that I am an experiential, edible, and casually dressed learner!!! Thankfully most preschoolers are as well!!!!

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