We have begun our study of The First Thanksgiving in preschool this past week. We have learned a little about how the pilgrim children were different from us, that the big boat they traveled on was not called Jimmy (haha), but actually the Mayflower and that the Indians taught them how to plant seeds and hunt for food. We love this time of year in preschool!
We went on a bear hunt in the PM Preschool and Preschool Prep classes! We read the story, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” and reenacted it by going on our own classroom bear hunt!
Through the grass “swishy swashy, swishy swashy”
Through the water “splish splosh, splish splosh”
Through the mud “squelch squerch, squelch squerch”
Through the forest “stumble trip, stumble trip”
Through the snow storm “hooo wooo”
Through the cave “tip toe, tip toe”
We ended the day with a bear “hunt and color” sort!
We embraced our October theme whole heartedly this month! What’s better than giving academic time a Halloween twist?? Here’s a taste of what we did this month!
Building letters with pumpkin seeds
Letter building with candy corn
Halloween cutting center
Feeding the Alphabet Zombie (he loves his letters!)
Acting out the Five Little Pumpkins
Spider swatting and number recognition!
Fall Number Mats
Wicked letter find and sort!
Silly Monster Craft!
We have been learning about sorting in preschool this month. We are teaching children to find matches and things that are the same. We also practice using language to describe what makes those things similar, ie color, shape, size, etc. We have been sorting many different materials and working hard to find their common attributes. Our favorite were definitely these Halloween creatures!
Last week we learned all about the letter D and got to have fun with a lot of dinosaur activities. I am pretty sure if you are a child at the age of 3 or 4 you just love dinosaurs… no matter what! Our students LOVED everything we did this week and had a ton of fun! Part of our focus this year is to keep our curriculum very concrete and playful. We did just that and had a blast learning about the letter D while doing so!
Does your child use scissors at home? We have been learning all about scissor safety and how to use and hold scissors in preschool.
Tips for Holding and Using Scissors
We are working hard on this skill and our goal is to have this skill mastered by mid-winter!!
Creative Tots has specialized in the private education of both toddlers and preschool age children for over 15 years. We began in the heart of Madeira and now also have a new Mason location. We are specifically designed to focus on early childhood development for children ages 18 months to 5 years.