This week, the Pre-K teachers had many conversations with students on the proper way to wash their hands. We showed them how to sing the birthday song while washing their hands to make sure they have cleaned all the germs from their hands. We also showed them where to find all the hand sanitizer spots around the school and made a game of seeing who could find them. Have a great spring break
This week, the Pre-K classes really took the piazza by storm! They used different materials to build all kinds of structures to support their play. Pre-K Blue students gravitated towards the blocks and worked together to build a detailed tower in which they wanted to live while Pre-K Green students used different colored Solo cups to make pyraminds on top of which they wanted to climb.
This week, the Pre-K classes finished making their sea turtles and dinosaurs for their hallway displays. They worked really hard on researching what sea turtles and dinosaurs look like and how to make them from Model Magic and pieces of cardboard. They then painted what they made using different pictures they saw so that their creations would look as lifelike as possible.
Pre-K students celebrated the 100th day of school! They put the last Unifix cube on the tenth stick of cubes and colored in the hundredth square on the grid. After hearing 100th Day Worries, by Margaret Cuyler, students celebrated the day by decorating crowns with 100 stickers before filling the goody bags with 100 snacks, ten each from ten different baskets.
This week, the Pre-K classes went on their first field trip of the year. The excitement of getting on a bus and going to see a dinosaur exhibit at the Morris Museum was almost too much to handle! Students explored the museum where they were able to touch dinosaurs bones and to learn what it was like to live like a dinosaur. They also got to interact with a train exhibit in which they got to push buttons and watch the different parts of the display move and light up under their command. Furthermore, Pre-K students got to touch and feel different types of rock and crystals that were excavated in New Jersey. Hopefully, this trip will continue to pique their interest in many areas including all things dinosaur!
Pre-K students are learning more and more about one another each day. This week, they continued to explore the ways in which they are alike and what is important about each one of them. Children used mirrors to examine their faces more closely as they drew their second self-portraits. They focused on the shapes of their facial features. Pre-K Green used black sharpies to draw themselves and Pre-K Blue mixed paint colors to match their different shades of skin and hair color.
This week, the Pre-K classes have been talking about germs and how we can prevent being sick. They brainstormed ideas on what they could do to help themselves and their classmates not to get sick. They decided that washing your hands, keeping hands out of your mouth, trying not to chew on our clothes, sneezing and coughing into our arms instead of our hands, and using the hand sanitizers in the hallway are the best ways. Hopefully, with this knowledge, we can beat those germs!
In anticipation of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Pre-K students heard several stories about the life and work of this important leader in American history. After hearing all about his dream, they shared their dreams for a better world as well as ways in which they could make this world a better place.
Pre-K students returned from winter break with renewed enthusiasm! As we changed the calendar to reflect the arrival of 2020, students looked back at and used a 2019 calendar to review and count the months in an entire year. They also shared their hopes and dreams for what they would like to learn to do in the new year with their third grade buddies.