This week we learned all about Paul Bunyan.
My girls decided that for preschool this week, they wanted to pretend to be different people. So, Loku and Dash were born. We talked about how much they’ve grown since they were a baby. I measured how tall each of them are and I pointed out how tall they were as babies. They have more than doubled in height. We compared our height to the height of Paul Bunyan when he was a baby.
This week we worked a lot on something that I don’t normally focus a lot of time on doing. That is patterns. It’s something that we do for a minute each day at circle time, but I don’t plan a whole activity practicing this skill. Mother Goose Time sent cards that help the students create their own patterns. I decided to spend a little bit more time on patterns and see what they could do on their own and how I could teach and redirect. They did awesome! We made AB patterns, AAB patterns, and ABB patterns. It was exciting for me to see that they could apply what I was teaching them during circle time into an activity we were doing and show me that they know how to do this skill.
One of my favorite activities for the week was cutting up a picture and putting it back together using the numbers at the bottom as a guide. It was a fun new way to practice number order, number recognition, and I feel like it continued our week of practicing patterns. I also liked that it was a different way to put a puzzle together.
We talked about fire safety and made our own firefighter hats. We used red and yellow paint to make flames. We mixed the colors together to make a new color… orange! My daughter thought it was neat that red and yellow mixed together made orange. She wanted to mix more colors together to see what new color she could make. This activity brought out the curiosity in her and she wanted to explore it some more.
Next week is “Meet the Teacher”. I will get to meet all my new students and their moms and hopefully get to know them a little better as well.
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