During the month of March, the toddlers will be focusing on St. Patrick's Day and the color GREEN. One activity we will be doing is dropping "magic" rocks in vinegar and finding treasure inside! We will continue to learn through our play by building with blocks, playing in the kitchen area/pretending to shop, and singing lots of songs and doing finger plays.
In April, as Spring approaches, we will go outside and talk about the leaves and grass growing again. We will focus on different animals such as caterpillars, bears, and bunnies. We will be reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Eric Carle.
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When February was drawing to a close, we were working on an ocean theme. Since this is a progressive theme, we are continuing through March and adding to our "ocean". We have made a mermaid, fish, a whale, and jellyfish. We are going to include pirates in our adventure! Projects this month will also involve St. Patrick's Day and hopefully Spring!
We will start to do a lot of letter and name recognition both in the projects and with our games. The "Arthur Adventures" reading exercise will begin again. Also, we should again be able to enjoy the outside as there will be opportunity to start with our science projects.
I am trying to include the Ipad into our routines using many different preschool games. These games allow me the chance to observe how well they can use their eye/hand coordination and fine motor skills, as well as their need to follow simple directions. The games have been focusing on shapes, colors, puzzles, matching and finding the odd one out.
Preschool 1 teacher:
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We are so looking forward to Spring as everyone around us is as well! The children can't wait to be able to go outside!
In the beginning of March, the preschool children will be learning about disabilities, focusing on Muscular Dystrophy. We have done this every year during the first week of March and then we end the weeklong series with a "Hop-a-Thon". The children raise money by hopping for 2 minutes and all donations go directly to the MDA.
During the months of March and April we will talk about St. Patrick's Day and focus on some fun Spring themes:
- bumblebees, pussy willows
- Spring songs and fingerplays
We will also be making "worm" pudding.
We will be doing projects and stories about the letter N - projects will include noodles, numbers, and we will practice writing names
Learning about the letter M - projects will include a mail room, mice paintings, magnets, and the moon.
Nancy and Renee
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