April 21, 2017
Happy Friday Families! It was good to get back to school and our regular routines. The preschoolers have continued to look at different kinds of weather. This week we talked about wind. The children learned that wind actually moves the clouds in the sky. We experimented with cotton ball and styrofoam clouds and used our own wind to blow them across our blue carpet sky. : ) We then used rulers to count how many inches the clouds traveled. Can you believe 2 friends moved their clouds 19 inches! Amazing wind power! We also watched a video that showed just how strong the wind can be. Everyone was surprised that the wind can move heavy things like trees and even cars! I hope you found a place to hang the windsock that your child made on Thursday. The boys and girls worked very hard on making such colorful pieces of artwork.
Now that we are getting close to the end of the year, I’m seeing a greater interest in learning about letters. I have begun to incorporate more activities that include recognition and “letter building.” These young children are impressing me so much. Most of them find letters in puzzles, books and around our classroom and point out that they see their friend’s letter for their name.
At the beginning of the week, the children made beautiful tissue paper kites with Ms. Terry. Currently they are hanging on our windows in the classroom. They are brightly colored works of art. Ms. Schenck worked on practicing games for the Island Day festivities that occurred on Friday. The kids played musical chairs and the limbo.
All of the preschoolers that attended the Island Day festivities truly enjoyed the fun and craziness. Mrs. P really knows how to have a good time. : )
Have a great weekend.