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  • April Part One: Insects and Gardening

    April’s theme in Preschool Prep is based around gardening and insects. We have integrated this theme into our daily curriculum and are having so much fun!

    *Fine motor insect sorting

       The Very Hungry Caterpillar story retelling 

    Bug Fossils!

    Each day this month we have done a “Daily News” segment in the classroom 🙂 We first have someone introduce the news, and then we work together to figure out what month and day of the week it is. Next, we choose a student to be our “weather kid” for the day. This person gets to wear a special badge and report the weather based on what they see outside and how it feels! Lastly, we complete a feelings chart where the students pick a face that mimics how they are feeling that day (all of the children have picked the happy face so far)!

      Our weather girl reporting her findings! 

  • Science Exploration: Parts of an Insect

    We have been learning all about the nocturnal animals of the forests.  Today we learned that there are insects that are nocturnal, too!  We learned about the characteristics that make an insect and insect (head, thorax, abdomen, 2 eyes, 6 legs, and antennae) and about a special insect that sings songs throughout the night forest.  After reading The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle, we used play dough to make our own insects with all the parts!

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  • Preschool Science Day: The Praying Mantis

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    Ms. Sarah was off on one of her adventures and found this Praying Mantis!!!

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    We learned it only has one ear…and it’s located on it’s bottom.

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    It was FAST when we took it out of the Mason Jar!

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    Since we couldn’t keep it for a pet, we all wanted to color one to take home.

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    Thanks Ms. Sarah!!!

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  • It’s a Bug’s Life

    At group time we read, “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs” and talked about the body parts of a bug.

    We even made our own bug.

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    On our easel, we practiced matching colors of ladybugs to leaves.

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    In our discovery groups, we caught bugs and placed them in their cage.

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    During small groups, we matched plastic bugs to their picture.

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  • Exploring Insects of the Rainforest through Geometry

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