Welcome to Pre-K-1
We hope you have a wonderful and safe summer!
Visiting Families please look through our pictures posted below to get a sense of what we do in Pre-K!
We studied a painting by Vincent van Gogh- The Starry Night. We then made our own paintings using finger paint! It was so much fun to swirl all the paint!
In the block center we built letters and then made their shadows using a flashlight.
In Dramatic Play we made a camp site. We packed food and items to we would need and we used flashlights to create stars on top of our tent.
At the Science Center we explored light with mirrors, prisms, colored paddles and flashlights. We made rainbows with the prisms and saw how the size changed when we moved the flashlight!
We used the smartboard to make shadow puppets. We even made up our own shadow puppets and told stories with them.
We used the blocks to make bridges and roads for all types of vehicles.
In the ABC center we used cars with Capitol letters and parked them on a mat to match their lower case partner. We also made trucks by matching capital and lower case.
We used monster trucks in the sand to make tracks and we experimented with objects to see what sinks and what floats. Then we added bears to boats to see how many it would hold before it sank.
Math Center- we counted wheels on trucks, used tens frames to count cars and shapes to make vehicles.
We used shapes again on the smart board to make vehicles and then used them to create our own vehicle!
The the engineering center we used different building material to create vehicles and we learned about gears and how they move!
Dramatic Play we took turns driving the car and later dressed up as different community helpers.
In December our Unit of Study was Where We Live. We learned about our city and how big it is, we also learned more about out neighborhood. We observed the many types of homes that people and animals live.
In the block center we built a city like NYC and we made zoos for the animals to live.
In the Math center we put together puzzles in number order, counted groups of objects and matched them to their numeral. We also used cubes as people and counted how many would fit into each of the homes.
We used play-dough and toothpicks to build 3d buildings…this was really challenging.
After reading the story of The 3 little pigs and the not so bad wolf, we re-built there houses to retell the story. Then we retold the story and tried to blow the houses down!
Our favorite activity was trying to build a tree using green cups. we measured them to see how tall we could build it before it falls. Dorwens on the last day built the tallest one at 59 1/2 inches!
We spent October exploring our environment uses our senses. We learned about apples, leaves and pumpkins and played games to identify smells and sounds. We learned about preparing a healthy plate of food using the food groups.