Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Learning Tales Aug 28

Learning Tales edition 1 August 28,2017
written by Suzanne Self
THE BEGINNING...Our first week of preschool was filled with smiles, confidence and discoveries! Your child’s transition from home to school can be compared to our monarch caterpillar’s transformation into many, green jelly bean chrysalises… both were done with ease and were critical parts to future BIG adventures and discoveries!  007.JPG
After observing the physical characteristics of a monarch caterpillar, preschoolers described what they noticed…
“I SEE white stripes.
“I SEE many little legs.
“I SEE a long body. It is a rectangle!
“I SEE a pattern… white, black, white,
Since our observations involved noticing colors, shapes and size, it was the perfect opportunity to introduce more complex shapes and two new vocabulary words; TUBE and CYLINDER. The webster dictionary defines a TUBE as a long, round hollow shape and a CYLINDER as a solid geometric figure. In preschool we define a CYLINDER as the shape of a monarch caterpillar!

Below is a glimpse of our attempt to transform paper TUBES into CYLINDER shaped caterpillars.   

Throughout the month of September,  we will prepare various quick breads and enjoy them during snack/lunch time! Besides fueling our growing bodies with healthy food, cooking experiences will provide us with an opportunity to;
  • Develop pride and confidence in our skills and abilities.
  • Follow directions, problem solve and read.
  • Chop, squeeze, spread, and mix and develop small muscle control and eye-hand coordination.
  • Sharpen our curiosity, thinking and problem solving.
  • Make predictions and observations.
  • Measure and use one-to-one correspondence, numbers, and counting.

Picture Day will be on September 14th and 15th.
If you would like to purchase photos, please complete the form found in your child’s Home School folder and return it to school.
Please remember to label your child’s
Backpack and lunchbox. We will start our days outdoors...please dress your child for chilly mornings.
Flour and salt for upcoming baking projects. Sunflower blossoms for dissecting (the bigger the better)!

THANK YOU for all of the school supply donations! Our project drawers are overflowing! Your generosity is very much appreciated!  

Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar
Fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar into a corner will creep,
She’ll spin herself a blanket and then fall fast asleep,
         Fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar will wake up by and by,
To find that she has grown two wings,
Now she’s a butterfly!


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