Welcome Preschoolers!

I am delighted to announce we have just concluded our first month of preschool! The ladybugs and I had an awesome time jumping, hopping, and skipping right in with our theme of Community. This is a special theme that really focuses in on your preschooler and all the communities that they belong to, including the new school environment. The purpose behind this topic is to recognize and assert connections with others by looking within ourselves, family community, and the outside world community. We want your preschooler to know they belong and are a very valued member of all these groups! We established our sense of self through emotion and puppet play as well as discussed our biggest support system, family. We enforced preschool code of conduct with a student-made proclamation and theatrical participation during circle time. We also looked to our bigger- picture surroundings to discuss the grand scheme community we belong to here in Brooklyn along with all the helpers who make it so extraordinary. All in all, it was a fantastic month!

                                               Signed the preschool way!

                                               Signed the preschool way!

                                            Preschool science - parts of the body! 

                                            Preschool science - parts of the body! 

                                             If you're happy and you know it...

                                             If you're happy and you know it...

                                              Playing with our emotions!

                                              Playing with our emotions!

                                         Conceptualizing ourselves with Play-Doh

                                         Conceptualizing ourselves with Play-Doh

                                        Getting into character : Community Helpers!

                                        Getting into character : Community Helpers!

                                             Firefighters are here to help!

                                             Firefighters are here to help!

                                           Who's hiding in our family sensory table?

                                           Who's hiding in our family sensory table?

                                                   Meet Pete the Preschooler!

                                                   Meet Pete the Preschooler!

                                                        Home is where the heart is

                                                        Home is where the heart is

                          Very important member of the community : Garbage Truck Drivers!

                          Very important member of the community : Garbage Truck Drivers!

                              Piecing together our community map with color coding

                              Piecing together our community map with color coding

Here are some super special specialists that will be supporting and enriching our learning journey this year. Each one brings an individualized and exceptional early childhood schooling approach that stimulates our mind, body, and overall happiness. We are some lucky ladybugs!

                                    Teacher April

                                    Teacher April

                                     Sensei John

                                     Sensei John

                                     Senora Michelle

                                     Senora Michelle

                                      Teacher Cassie

                                      Teacher Cassie

                                  Farmer Corey

                                  Farmer Corey

 

Other conceptual themes we tackled were the color red, circle shape, and letters F and C. Artwork, sensory exploration, and games all played a big part in our understanding! 

                                                        Communal Red Banner

                                                        Communal Red Banner

                                                      "C" is for cuties!

                                                      "C" is for cuties!

                                                        Scouting out the letter "C"

                                                        Scouting out the letter "C"

                                              Invitation to play in our red sensory bin!

                                              Invitation to play in our red sensory bin!

                                                       Sensory writing with rice

                                                       Sensory writing with rice

                                                        Mesmerizing Circle Art

                                                        Mesmerizing Circle Art

                                                            Hooray for Red Day!

                                                            Hooray for Red Day!

 

Next month we will embrace the lovely spirit of Fall. Apples, leaves, pumpkins, and of course Halloween are on the agenda. Stay tuned for a spooktacular October post! 

All the best,

Erica