We are so thankful to have had such a great month of November. We spent time down by the barn in preparation for our Thanksgiving Harvest at the end of the month. We studied the farm animals, learned about the wealth of produce that the farm is known for, and even got hands on when it came to the farmyard chores! Mooove over Farmer Brown, we've got this!
An oink, a moo, a cock-a-doodle doo! Who's in the barn playing peek-a-boo? We mastered these very vocal farm animals through preschool approved crafts, play based match-ups, life-like movements, and more! We even learned some special Spanish vocabulary that helped to reinforce this topic. From spelling to building, we became farm experts!
Most of us have visited a farm at some point, but we wanted to go deeper into the environment.
We were curious to learn that aside from their telltale noises and adorable appearance, the animals have some important and essential roles on the farm, which brings us to our next adventure....
Things got wild in our classroom when a cow and some silly silky sheep wandered over to our school for some hands-on play based-fun! We've never been more ready and eager to help! You can see us shearing and milking like true professionals. Here at Ladybug, we bring the farm to us!
Math has never been more fun filled. We practiced one to one correspondence and number match-ups with farm friendly manipulatives. We also couldn’t keep our hands off the very tactile soil boxes for storytelling math! We dictated our own creative tales which placed emphasis on adding up or taking away farm animals. This was one activity that left us not wanting to take ourselves out of the equation!
Thanksgiving always proves to be wonderful learning experience, especially at the preschool age. We lead discussions on thankfulness, the act of giving, displaying kindness, and our favorite: food! We worked on some food related crafts and even found new painting styles by recycling old vegetables and using them as paintbrushes! Food is also a great way to introduce science concepts and brainstorm our own hypothesis as a class. Butter from scratch and popcorn from kernels had jaw dropping and mouth watering results! We were so proud we couldn’t wait to dig in!
From feather hunts to turkey sing-a-longs, we were so happy to create our own traditions and celebrate as a preschool family. I hope you all enjoyed the holiday as we prepare for even more joy and celebration in the month of December. See you then!