Friday, April 26, 2013

Celebrate Spring!

Flower week celebrates the rebirth of flowers and plants, and the arrival of Spring! During circle time we introduce the topic of flowers to our preschool students by reading books to help explain the varieties and how they grow. We discuss with the children the parts of the flower and use manipulatives and games to reinforce learning. Walking trips outdoors show children real life examples of daffodils, hyacinth, forsythia, and tulips. Art is an integral part of our preschool curriculum so flowers were painted at the easel. Although light blue paint was used for the sky to unify all the paintings, each child picked their own flower to paint using a book to guide them. I believe children learn best by "doing". As the week progresses the topic of flowers is presented in many different ways ensuring that learning is occurring.