“ May I invite you to rise to the great potential within you. But don’t reach beyond your capacity. Don’t set goals beyond your capacity to achieve, don’t feel guilty or dwell on thoughts of failure. Don’t compare yourself with others. Do the best YOU can, and the Lord will provide the rest.”
-President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Opening Activity: Review sight words and phonics flip chart
Practice singing songs for graduation
Lesson and Snack: Watch the movie "The Lorax" whilst eating M&M's, Almonds, Granola bars, and oranges. Then discuss the moral of the movie and how we can help to keep the Earth healthy and happy. Talk about the 3 R's- Recycle, Reduce, Reuse!
Craft: Reuse old pasta and salsa bottles to make sparkle vases by painting them with Mod Podge and then rolling them in colored Epsom salt and sparkles.
After taking time off for sick kids and moving things around for FREE field trips, our schedule got a little messed up. So, for week 28 of preschool we had two themes. Arielle did Bugs on Monday and I did Weather on Wednesday.
Monday with Arielle
This preschool Lesson was made possible by the MWS Literacy Bag from our Westmont Public Library. We had a lot of fun discussing the differences and similarities between spiders and other insects. We tried to look for bugs outside...but it is still too cold here. Instead, we hid plastic bugs and played "hot and cold" then we danced like butterflies and wiggled like worms. We did some artwork using our fingerprints to make different kinds of insects by adding 6 or 8 legs.
Wednesday with Naomi
Opening Activity: Reading exercises- Sight Words, Phonics Chart, "You Read to me and I'll Read to you" book.
Inside the weather bag was a straw and cotton ball to show how wind pushes the clouds (blow the cotton balls with the straws), a tornado tube (swirl it and watch a tornado appear), mint life savers to show how lightning works (chew them in the dark with your mouth open and see sparks), and a brown paper bag to show how thunder works (blow it up and pop it!)