Our LES preschool class went on a field trip to the Beneski Museum of Natural History. From the moment we entered the museum the children’s attention was captured. It was a morning to remember! We were delighted to have five parents chaperoning our trip and enjoying the visit with us. We hope you enjoy our slideshow.
This month has been fun filled and adventurous for us here at preschool. We have pretended to be birds migrating south, soared down the snowy hill near our playground and have just had fun sliding down the slippery slide. Playing outdoors is a learning center in itself. Ice forms on the sandbox and children are mesmerized by the shapes and sights that they find. Why does bark float in the big puddle while other things sink to the bottom?
We have been enjoying our outdoor play this week with the addition of snow!! Miss Carol and I took a few pictures to share with you. Hope you enjoy them.
It is hard to believe that three months of school have passed. We have been busy getting to know each other and learning about our differences and similarities. We enjoyed our unit on community helpers and especially liked getting to know Fire Chief John as he came into our classroom and read us a story. Our trip to Baystate Franklin Medical Center was another highlight of the Fall. We thought you would enjoy some photos of our learning, both inside and outside of school.
We welcome your feedback and questions at any time.
Ruth Love and Miss Carol
The photos in this posting will hopefully give a glimpse of preschool life over these past couple of months. From winter to spring we have delighted in the many ways that we have experienced the changing of the seasons. We hope you enjoy our children and both their indoor and outdoor activities.
We are off to a great start in the new year! Over the winter break we have grown in so many ways. Children are excited to experience the snowy ground and to learn about animals in winter. We have been busy making bird feeders as well as exploring the various senses we can use to learn about our winter environment.
Over the past several weeks we have been learning about what it means to be a community helper. We started talking about our own classroom community where we each have an important role in the class. We then made a list of people in our Leverett Community who are helpers. This list included firefighters, doctors, nurses, construction workers, bakers, artists, safety dogs, etc. We were able to visit the Leverett Safety Complex and to have a tour of the firetrucks and learn about fire safety. We also got to see a snow plow and a front loader up close. Thank you to Deanna and Kevin Shaw for coming in and sharing the work that you both do as community helpers.
We’re off to a great start this year! We have spent the first few weeks of school getting to know each other. Learning about the different centers in our room, we are beginning to move around the classroom more independently. Here are a few snapshots of preschool life so far. We hope you enjoy them.