Each day this semester we will focus on a different letter of the alphabet. The high school teachers have spent the last 4 weeks (when your child was not in preschool) preparing for their lead teaching days. Each advanced child development 3 (period 3 class, the ones who do so much of the curriculum but you never really see them) students have been assigned a letter of the alphabet and has lesson planned to teach: the art activity, what snack will be served, designing and constructing a bulletin board and what large group/recess activity is planned. My child development 2 class (5th period, end of the day class) has been busy planning and preparing for their literacy projects. They were assigned an alphabet letter, had to find a children's book that incorporated this letter and create props to tie along to the storyline. They will then read this book to the class and utilize their props to actively engage the preschoolers in literacy.
The lead teacher for today was Kendall. Her art project was bubble wrap alligators, for snack the preschoolers ate apples and alligator rice krispie treats (Westview Culinary Arts will be catering for our preschool this semester), for large group we did the alligator dance (comparable to the hokey pokey) and then her bulletin board will go up by next week. You will see the bulletin boards entering our school change alot this semester. I will make sure to take pictures and post them on this blog so those who do not drop off or pick up can feel connected to your child's educational experiences.
Many of the preschool children noticed that Mrs. Chilcott was "missing". I let them know that she was on a trip to Ireland visiting her family for 2 weeks. Our sub is Mrs. Tessa and will be with us through next week.
Another literacy enrichment that will be going on throughout spring preschool is learning sign language. One of my advanced child development 3 students is taking this project on and will actually be teaching the sign for the alphabet letter each day. I encourage you to ask your children when they get home if they know the sign for the letter of the day. I will also post a picture on this blog of one of our preschoolers doing the sign for the alphabet letter.
Enjoy the photos below. I am so excited for what is planned for these next few months. There will be so much learning, growing and curiosity that will happen.