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This week we got started with our All About Me theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
Everyone had a wonderful time this week learning about their body parts!
We started off with All About Me on Monday and making self-portraits, which we of course hung up on the bulletin board.
Our discussion for today focused on what we like and dislike and how we're alike and different.
Day 2 meant learning about the Head. We made an adorable Family Puppet craft and did an activity called Noodle Brain.
The instructions for the STEAM activity mentioned using cooked spaghetti noodles, but instead, we used a sensory gel with pieces of yard throughout. It was ooey-gooey fun and the kiddos enjoyed every minute of it.
Experience Early Learning added a STEAM bundle to the Member Resources for this school year and I love that we can print additional resources including inspiration photos and big questions for the STEAM Stations.
This year, there are also supply labels included, which contribute a literacy-rich environment and help make it easier for preschoolers to clean up.
Another favorite this week was the X-Ray process art activity. The children had a great time using the pre-cut pieces that came with our preschool curriculum kit to make their own skeleton art.
I love that this open-ended art activity encouraged children to use "real-life x-rays" as their inspiration. What a lovely way to connect science and art.
After all, preschoolers learn through play and this activity was a perfect example of that!
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to! We're going to be exploring our Five Sense with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and we seriously can't wait to started!