Hello Rivendell Families,
The preschool classes are diving into our first school-wide thematic unit of oceans. We not only get to learn about oceans during whole group academic circles but it is incorporated into all of our specials throughout the day. Recently we learned where the salt comes from in our oceans and how that affects buoyancy.
We use hands on materials for our academic circles.
Tina playing an instrument used during the time of sailing to keep sailors occupied while on long voyages.
Our first time using instruments-rhythm sticks-to keep the beat to our pirate song.
As we continue learning about oceans we will study sea turtles and whales, shorelines, and deep sea diving.
Most of the preschoolers have completed their first self-portrait. During this project we are starting to have an understanding of our body parts, where they are located on our bodies, and how to draw them with detail using life-like colors. Each student sits down with a teacher to complete this project. We will draw self-portraits two more times throughout the year to see how our concept of our body changes.
We take pictures of the student with their drawing to see what they were wearing and how they looked that day.
And now a look at outside recess…
We run laps to get out some of our energy and to prepare for our Fall Fundraiser-Fun Run.
Recess is a great time to explore with our imaginations while also working different muscle groups.
We dump the sand out of our shoes to strengthen our small motor skills and gain independence.
Ask your preschooler to share something they have learned about oceans-we would love to hear their answer!
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