After reading the Dr. Seuss book "The Lorax," we decided to watch the movie! We also created a venn diagram comparing the book to the movie, and found many similarities and differences between the two!
After both reading the book and watching the movie, we reflected on how "The Lorax" was about taking care of our earth. So, in honor of Dr. Seuss and the Lorax, we decided to plant our own class plant! We took turns adding dirt to the seed, and our weekly "Botanist" will be in charge of watering it. We speak for the trees!
We had so much fun celebrating one of our favorite classroom authors, Dr. Seuss! These preschoolers came to school to find their teachers dressed as some of their favorite characters....
We then read the Dr. Seuss book "The Lorax" and painted our own Truffula trees, using forks!
And to end our day, we had a little photobooth fun. Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss!
To begin Dr. Seuss week, we read the story "The Cat in the Hat!" After reading the story, we took a vote on whether or not we would let the cat into our house if he showed up! We then colored our own hats, and built "cat in the hat structures" using paper and cups. What a fun start to this special week!
In religion, we have been learning about baptism! We learned what it means to be baptized, and then the students (and their teachers) brought in pictures from their own baptisms! It was awesome seeing these preschoolers share pictures of their families and their baptisms. Then, Father Dan was kind enough to have us over at church to show us the process of becoming baptized! What an amazing experience for these preschoolers to witness the baptism process first hand.
Since we have been learning about shadows, we decided to experiment with flashlights! These preschoolers used a flashlight to create a shadow on black paper, and then their partner traced their shadow with a white crayon. It was so fun seeing these rockstars work together and explore the concept of shadows. We also experimented using the flashlights on the ground to see our shadows.