Today we did activities focusing on the Letter H. Teacher Sara had us cut out hearts, utilizing our fine motor skills and paste them onto a Letter H. We also colored coffee filters cut into the shape of a heart, sprayed them with water, which created a tie-dyed effect. During snack we ate bread cut out into the shape of a heart with strawberry jelly. We also had cupcakes to celebrate Austin's 5th birthday. There was a planned Diversity Assembly during the preschool day today. Since we did such a good job at the Peter Pan play, our preschool was invited to attend. All 2,500 students in the building were in the gym watching different groups sing and dance representing their cultures.
Happy 5th Birthday Cameron! Today he brought in some colorful cupcakes for our whole class to enjoy. The letter of the day was E and we learned about Elephants. For snack, our student culinary caterer, even made up fresh elephant ears for our class (Tortillas that were brushed with butter on both sides, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, and baked at 350 degrees in the oven for 10 minutes; flipping sides after 5 minutes). They were so yummy!! Teacher Payton planned out Elephant Hats for art time...the picture slide show below show just how adorable these turned out. We are so fortunate to have a high school student, Teacher Sarah, that works at the Oregon Gymnastics Academy teaching preschool gymnastics class. For large group today she led the class in a gymnastics warmup and then a rotation of practicing our summersaults, hopping on one foot, log rolls, balance beam work, and other gymnastic type activities. We definitely plan on doing gymnastics a couple more times during the school year...everyone seemed to enjoy it!
Pictures below are from gymnastics & the elephant art project..
What a fun filled week it was celebrating Dr. Seuss! For snack today we ate Dr. Seuss Hat Jello and cookies that Mrs. Chilcott brought back from Ireland. For art we made our own cat in the hat and practiced identifying parts of the body on the cat in the hat (eye, nose, hand, etc.). As we made our art projects we talked with our high school teacher about what rhymes with "Cat". For our large group activity we practiced gross motor skills, of hopping and running in a relay race. During circle time, Teacher Kiana, helped us practice our sign language alphabet; we even learned how to sign cat in the hat.