Acting out the butterfly life cycle!
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
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!
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!
At group time we read, “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs” and talked about the body parts of a bug.
We even made our own bug.
On our easel, we practiced matching colors of ladybugs to leaves.
In our discovery groups, we caught bugs and placed them in their cage.
During small groups, we matched plastic bugs to their picture.
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.