What a wonderful Thursday it was in the classroom with the preschoolers!
Today we learned about our bones! We learned that our bones are what shape and support our bodies and without them we would look like spaghetti noodles. Some of the kiddos also took a guess as to how many bones we have in our body. Some of the guesses were 2, 4, 5, 7 and 100. When the kiddos found out the real number they were shocked and wondered where all of the bones were.
Here were our centers for the day:
Sensory: We continued to use shaving cream. The children are really starting to enjoy it and want to spend more and more time in this center. I saw many of the preschoolers making the letter “L” with their fingers in the shaving cream.
Writing: We used our dry erase boards to practice making our letter “L” as well. Some of the preschoolers used the letter shapes to help them and others wanted to practice on their own. After some time was spent making letters, the preschoolers were able to free draw and make their own creations.
Art: The preschoolers used Q-Tips and glue to make skeletons with bones. Our four year olds were able to use the glue bottle on their own while the three year olds had assistance with the bottle. These “Bone-y Skeletons” looked great.
Blocks: At the blocks center, the preschoolers used unifix cubes to show the bones in the human body. There was a picture up on the Smartboard that the students were encouraged to look at for inspiration.
Dramatic Play: The preschoolers were able to use the kitchen, dress up and babies today. I encouraged them to pretend that they worked in a hospital and were taking care of people with broken bones.
During Jesus time we brought out our puppet friend Zippy and talked with him about how after God created the world, he looked out at what he had created and rested. We compared that to how we rest after working hard at something.
The preschoolers are learning so much each day. 🙂
See many of you tomorrow!