Friday, October 4, 2013

Highlights from PreK

This week we expanded on our discussion of trees and seeds by reviewing the growth cycle of a tree. We read one of my favorite books by Eric Carle, "The Tiny Seed", about a small seed carried on the wind that grows into a big, glorious flower. It has been very windy this week so while we played outside we were on the lookout for seeds and leaves floating on the wind to preschool. I offered a very silly (and messy) paint splatter art in which the students use their fingers to snap a rubber band in paint. The paint flew across the paper (and the classroom) creating unique patterns and sprays, much like the paint splatters in Eric Carle's opening page of "The Tiny Seed."

This week we practiced our one-to-one correspondence using surprise items in mystery boxes and adding Unifix cubes from 1 to 10. One-to-one correspondence is the ability to match numbers to objects or object to object; for example, the numbers one to five matching five blocks, or matching one sock to one shoe.

After all that counting and creating we were ready for a break. We took advantage of the warm autumn weather and ventured to the park for some rollicking fun.


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