Last week we welcomed the month of February and discussed the important days; Groundhog Day, Presidents Day, two student birthdays, and of course, Valentine's Day. We decorated bags with hearts and glitter to be used next week for our Valentine's celebration.
The class really enjoyed a book with rhymes about a child who paints everything in the house then paints their entire body too. It's silly, colorful, and did I mention the rhymes? We LOVE to rhyme in PreK! After reading the story I drew outlines of everyone's body and the class was free to decorate their shape. I intended to give them paint but the anticipation was such that they couldn't wait for paint, they got started immediately with markers, crayons, and stickers instead. In the end, the creative experience was all they needed- with or without the paint.
In our sandbox area outside, students enjoyed using rocking horse toys (two of which are new from the Giving Tree contributions in December.) They have also been doing "construction" in the sandbox and lounging in the "hammocks" that Mrs. Ronda fashioned for them out of sheets.
We expanded our play with putty by first coloring on it with markers, then using scissors and cookie cutters to cut it.
It was a really busy week and I have so many more pictures than I could post for just one day, but I'll leave off with photos of students creating reactions using baking soda and vinegar. This is an experiment that we just can't get enough of.