Dear Preschool Families,
This week in Preschool we were very busy. We worked on our new letter, Letter Ee. We learned that E makes two sounds and that it takes four lines to make the uppercase E. We played the doorbell game again; we pretended to ring the doorbell to see if there was a picture behind the door that began with our letter. There were some "stinkers" in there to try and trick us too! We also built the letter E with four lines of construction paper. We counted how many letter E's we had and worked as a team to construct them. We read lots of books that included elephants, Elmo and also worked on our manners by saying "excuse me." We also played a review game of our old letters that we know.
For Art we decorated the letter E with eyes, made a firefighter and our Friday students decorated Elmer the Elephant with paper squares.
This week's Science experiment was the oozing pumpkin. I carved our "blue" pumpkin and added the secret potion of yeast, peroxide and dish washing liquid for the special oozing effect.
For Math we worked on number 4 and played a Halloween dice game. We rolled the cube and put that number of items into the witches cauldron. We then stirred it up for the next person. We had frogs, snakes, spiders, pumpkins and skeletons in our pot.
This week in Religion we talked about how we like to dress up for Halloween and have a parade. We then talked about how Jesus had a parade of Saints. We talked about what a saint was and how we can try to be like Jesus in everything we do. We learned that one of the Saints was St. Francis. We learned about St. Francis from Father Ken when we had our stuffed animals Blessed.
In our morning class, Annie's dad, Mr. O'Malley came in with his fire gear to show us and to tell us about Fire Safety. Thank you Mr. O'Malley for giving your time and teaching us.
Both classes voted on their favorite pumpkin in Kane Hall. The pumpkins were so creative. Everyone took it very seriously as they made their choice for their favorite pumpkins. We have been reading a multitude of Halloween books and are really excited to dress up on Tuesday for our Halloween parties.
Happy Halloween and have a great rest of the weekend!