Trick-or-Treating around Westview, Cupcakes and Juice for Snack and Painting Pumpkins...it was such a FUN Halloween Party!!
During art we made magical spider webs. We used watercolor to paint a white piece of paper, and a spider web magically appeared (they were drawn on beforehand with white crayon). While the paper was still wet, we sprinkled salt on our artwork; this salt helped the colors blend together on the paper. The last step was to find a place for our spider to be placed on the web. These colorful spider webs are hanging in our classroom as decoration for our Halloween party on Friday!
This week in our sensory table, preschoolers are able to practice their hand eye coordination by hammering golf tees into pumpkins. Today during large group (PE) we had spider races! Each preschooler received a plastic spider ring & straw and then they named their spider. The preschoolers had to use their straws to blow their spider to the finish line. During circle time Mrs. Weisenfluh read a book called "Go Away Big Scary Monster. " For art, preschoolers used their imaginations to create their own monsters out of art materials such as: pipe cleaners, stickers, pom pom balls, colored tape, paper, and sequins. This open ended art activity allowed them to use their creativity and make a unique project with no rules to how it should look. We will display these on the bulletin boards in the hallway soon!
Our Little Free Library is complete!! Thank you to Carson's Grandpa for donating his time and materials to make this for our school. As soon as the weather gets less rainy.....we will be mounting this on a post and cementing it into the ground right near the preschool playground.
Rainy days call for inside Large Motor Time (PE). We had fun with the parachute in preschool today! The theme of next week is: Fall Apples & Leaves. We are hoping the weather holds out so we can go on our first nature walk around the Westview campus to collect Fall leaves. Next week will be our last week for squares on our shape board in the classroom...please look for this shape around home and bring them in to preschool on Tuesday. Don't forget to do the science extended learning activity over the weekend....we can't wait to see how these will turn out!
Today during literacy time, Mrs. Weisenfluh read the book called All the Colors We Are. In this book preschoolers were able to learn about skin color and how melanin creates how light or dark our skin is. Each preschooler received a People Color Crayon to help color our "Flat Stanley" with all of the different skin colors. Each skin color also had a name such as: Cinnamon, Peach, Mahogany, Ebony, Sand, Mocha, Toast, ect. This book was a great way for preschoolers to learn that we all have differences about us, including our skin color, and that is one of the elements that makes us unique!
The theme of this week is "All About Me". Mrs. Weisenfluh read the story: This Is Me! during literacy time. After reading the preschoolers shared what they liked about themselves to the whole class. During Art they were able to make themselves; choosing a skin color for the paper, drawing on a face and a shirt, and then cutting string to resemble how tall they were.