The end of the year is quickly approaching. It seems like only yesterday we were meeting for the first time. It has been wonderful watching your children grow! The past two weeks we were learning about Nursery Rhymes, such as, ‘Humpty Dumpty’, ‘Jack and Jill’, and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.
Science- We performed some pretty cool experiments with eggs. In a large group, we predicted what would happen to a raw egg when placed in tap water and another raw egg in salt water. The results were very interesting. Both the eggs stood up, however, the egg in the tap water floated and the one in salt water sunk! As a large group we hypothesized if ‘Humpty Dumpty’(raw) falls off a “wall”(table) will he crack/break. Did he crack/break? Yes, he did! It was very “egg”citing to watch!
|What will happen to the eggs in the water?|
Math- The children were practicing fine motor skills as well as counting using tweezers to place beans in an egg carton and plastic cups with numbers on them. They would place a certain number of beans in a slot in the carton, or plastic cup, that corresponded to a number written on the carton. Some even worked as a team! The children were very fascinated with using the cotton ball as a pillow for their “sleeping” fingers. We also played with a number activity using pegs and boards. The children had to put the correct number of pegs in the boards of numbers that matched. Number puzzles were another enjoyable activity the children participated in.
|Counting with beans and working on fine motor|
|How many beans are in the carton?|
|Creating pictures using shape tangrams|
|Building houses with magnatiles|
|I made a cat!|
Art- We have been working on a special project that the children will take home in a few weeks. We know you will be so proud of your creative artists! The children really enjoyed putting Humpty Dumpty together. First, they ripped the paper egg and next they glued the egg on a piece of construction paper. Stickers! Stickers! We love Stickers!! The children have really enjoyed making creative works of art using stickers.
|Can you guess what we are making?|
|We are trying to put Humpty Dumpty together again.|
|Creating masterpieces with markers and stickers.|
Language Arts- The children played a matching game by matching uppercase letters to lowercase letters. They did a great job working together to find a match. We did a large group activity on sequencing. Four children were randomly chosen to hold up one action of a story. Together we put the story in chronological order. Then the children had the opportunity to work with the sequencing cards individually or with a partner.
|Alphabet matching activity|
Gross Motor- The children just love going to the gym! A few of the activities we played were running (always a favorite), obstacle courses and animal movements. The children also rolled like an egg.
We have enjoyed working with and spending time with your children this year!
Ms. Denise and Ms. Sandy
Monday, May 22- Last day of Preschool