What a delightful week we had with our preschool friends! The 3-year-olds got to meet Mother Goose this week and were fascinated with her stories, songs, and her basket of eggs!
As part of our monthly theme of “I Belong”, we learned about our friends and how to be a kind friend to others. We talked about the friends we have in our preschool class, at home, and in our neighborhood. There are so many things we can do with our friends! This class built a “friendship castle” together!
For one of our projects, we taught the children how to make a little friend out of Play-doh. For many of the pre-kindergarteners, they have often played with Play-doh, but never made a person. They did a great job! I loved seeing the many variations in their little friend figures! This was a wonderful activity to teach a new skill, expand the children’s creativity and ability, and strengthen their fine motor skills.
Another project we made during friend week was making little rowboats for us and our friends to ride in! We worked on gluing and coloring skills. The 3-year-olds colored little friends who could go in and out of their boats
The older students drew themselves and a friend in their boat! They were all so proud of their boats and people!
Then, the kids made little boats with a class friend and they “rowed” their boats back and forth as we sang “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” This is always such a fun activity that the children really enjoy!
At the end of the week, the older kids got to focus on this week’s letter: A! We learned about apples and noticed how each variety of apple looks different in color and shape. Then, the children each got to make their own apple to hang on our tree mural!
What fun, colorful counting and sorting blocks!
Role playing during centers. These kids love playing picnic together with their preschool friends!
Friends are important in the classroom and out of the classroom!