Hi Preschool Families,
We had a great second week of Preschool. I really enjoyed seeing everyone at Open House on Wednesday. Thank you for rearranging your schedules and coming on Wednesday instead of Thursday, due to the wake of Father Purtell.
As I talked about at Open House, the students are really settling in nicely and learning to become independent by taking out their folders and putting their back packs away in their lockers. They are learning to sit "criss cross applesauce" on the carpet, like a "pretzel," and learning how to listen quietly to a story and to our friends when they are speaking. We practiced for a "pretend" fire drill and we will learn this week about how to exit a bus just in case we were to go on a field trip. Even though the weather was a little iffy, we were able to make it out for recess for some fresh air several times. A new item this year is the "Kindness Jar." If we catch the kids doing something kind, like sharing, including a friend, helping a friend, etc., they get to put a marble in the jar. I'm happy to say that it is already getting filled. When we fill the jar, we will get a little treat like, stickers, extra Center time, a trip to the treasure box or possibly Munchkins.
In addition, for Religion we talked about how Jesus is our friend and that He is everywhere, even though we can't see Him. We colored a picture and read a story about how Jesus always welcomes children and is never to busy to hear us when we pray.
We did a Science experiment this week with Baking Soda, Vinegar and food coloring. I counted 1, 2, 3 and we saw magic in our cups with different colors and fizzing and foaming. So fun!
For our Math lesson we worked on sorting color bears, bugs and dinosaurs. We separated them by color and saw what we had the most of.
Our Theme this week was color. We read stories about crayons, Pete the Cat and his cool shoes and chameleons. We played some fun color games as a group and practiced our coloring skills by coloring frogs, strawberries and sun shines.
Finally, our Art projects were decorating our initials with little color scraps of paper, Pete the Cat and choosing our favorite color crayon.
As I said, it was a great week in Preschool. I hope everyone has a great Labor Day 3 day Weekend. See you on Tuesday.