Preschool Lesson Plan 2, Theme: Nature, Letters: D, E, F
Today's class was focused on the Earth and all of the nature it holds. The letter D is for Dirt, the E is for Earth and the letter F is for Feather. We discussed with the three three year olds about nature being made up of everything that is not man made. "Something that Mommies and Daddies can't make." How's that sound for a three year old? I actually got a couple laughs with that one.
We giggled about how we can't make dirt and how funny it would be if we tried and we let the kids ask questions (they didn't have many) and we gave examples of what kind of nature the earth holds. For instance Lorelei brought up nature is when you go hiking. Well, she got that pretty...kind of...close to right. Yes, nature is all around yes and a prime example is when we go hiking!
The kiddos had time to cut, color and write the three letters while gluing feathers and other fun stuff to them. Sheri brought out some brown paper rolls and cut large pieces of "dirt" for the kids to glue other natural objects to. There was green felt for grass, dark brown felt for mud, light blue felt for clouds provided by Jenn and natural objects such as sticks and leaves provided by Sheri. Lorelei and I brought in some handfuls of feathers.
I only got a shot of Lorelei's project and I have to say she was more interested in dumping the glitter once that came out rather than really focusing on her picture. She has really enjoyed making art lately, but mostly taking it apart.
Please note throughout the kids very serious crafting faces! They mean business. It's always nice to see the kids taking it seriously.
Sheri read a book about leaves that the kids really enjoyed. After the book and snack time we discussed the seasons with the kids and what happens with the leaves and why they change.
My goal by the end of the school year is to help Lorelei learn social interaction skills she can use within the years as well giving her a warm and comfortable place to flourish that peaks her interest in learning. I would also like to watch Lorelei and learn about her and what she needs as a person; who she wants to be and what interests her to better equip me for the upcoming years (yes I said me. Is that selfish?). As far as specifics for class I guess you'll have to keep on reading as the year goes on!
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