Lots of fun was had by all with our short week. We made many crafts, enjoyed turkey activities, made Squanto’s Snack recipe, shared Thanksgiving memories and compared our Thanksgiving today to the very first Thanksgiving!
The preschoolers have been busy this month. They have been enjoying our remodeled classroom and all the new hands on activities. We have also had another interesting visit from the Cincinnati Zoo, where the children were introduced to an owl and a lizard. We ended the month of November discussing Native Americans and the first Thanksgiving.The children enjoyed beading, playing in the tee pee and dressing like Native Americans. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Did you know that a baby turkey is called a poult? Your preschooler does. This month the children have been discovering facts about turkeys during group activities, art projects, and songs. The children also have been exploring Native American culture through games, crafts, and Native American dress.
I like to try to “trick” the children each day at circle time when we are removing a link from our Thanksgiving Break Countdown Chain. I substitute other holidays or events in for Thanksgiving to make sure I have their attention. This, of course, creates lots of smiles and laughter as we begin our day at school. 🙂
The Pre-K students have really gotten into the flow of our reading/writing groups, as well as, sight word activities. Thank you for your continued work at home with these words. In the past two weeks, we have introduced “a, see, we, & can”. The students are getting extra practice during morning/afternoon message by finding the sight words in the message or writing them on the board for us. It is very exciting to see them learning to read!!
We have spent some time discussing our families, things we like to do with our family, and sharing our family photos (which is now a classroom book). The students love to share and it is great practice for improving their oral communication skills. We also discussed manners, helping out around the house (cleaning up toys got the majority vote in the class) and making our family “trees”.
As we approach Thanksgiving, we have had wonderful discussion about things we are thankful for in our lives! Some of the students answers warmed our hearts!! Make sure to have them share their answers with you!
Thank you for all the donations for our Thanksgiving Food Drive! The MEAC center will be very greatful! Ms. Bethany and I wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!!
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