This month the Kindergarteners learned about symmetry while celebrating one of their favorite holidays. The students drew a symmetrical heart with oil pastels using a transfer technique to make both sides the same. The hearts were painted in three colors being certain to continue the effect with matching colors on each side. In addition, they practiced color mixing to experience a different value of pink, known as red-violet.
We learned about a famous pop artist in PreK this month. The children were able to view and discuss a wide variety of his works through a Power Point presentation. They were also introduced to his idea that art can be a celebration the good things in life. Afterwards, they each created an image similar to Britto’s work “A New Day” featuring a large heart. The children also gained experience in creating a complex drawing by making images of a rocket in outer space and a cowboy/girl here on Earth.
Oswego Rd. and Tallgrass Pre K's
What a fun month! Enjoy the pictures from my Kindergarten and Pre-K classes on Friday, Oswego and St.Charles.
St.Charles K Class singing the Months of the year song
Students from St. Charles Kinder class learned about instruments from Peru and the Andes Sierra. They also listened to music played with these instruments.
Students are watching a musical video about greetings in different times of the day. Once they learn the song, they sing a long and dance. These videos are posted below.
Valentine's Day Celebration
Oswego PreK: learned the word 'amigo/amiga' and used the dolls from El Salvador to have conversations in Spanish. What a fun way to celebrate friendships!
Resources for the Home
Bartlett, Plainfield and St. Charles Schools
10:00 1st Presentation of the Jack and the Beanstalk Play
10:20-10:45 Pictures and Refreshments
Westmont and Lisle Schools
11:00 2nd Presentation of the Jack and the Beanstalk Play
11:20-11:45 Pictures and Refreshments
1. Crab Dips
2. Tummy Tightener
3. Jumping Jacks
4. Hoop Run (Agility)
5. Target Aim and Toss
Preschool: This month, preschool students participated in the game, "Crab Soccer!" Students demonstrated and strengthened his/her muscular strength, endurance, team work, flexibility, and ability to move one's body to anticipate a bounced ball. Students also participated in P.E. Stations comprised of:
1. Crab Soccer
2. Catching and Throwing
3. Alphabet Ball (Big Beachball)
4. Target Tossing and Aiming
This month students in Pre-K and Kindergarten have showcased their comfort with desktop computers by expanding their typing and computer navigation skills.
Students in Pre-K learned all about maps and the evolution of maps over time. Students were able to explore a maps of the world, a globes, and even had fun scrolling through Google Maps on the computer. Students agreed that technology is becoming more exciting as time goes on.
Students in Kindergarten continued to explore Max Count. This is a simpler version of Excel that teaches students the basics of creating spreadsheets. Students in some classes conducted surveys and recorded the data in Max Count. Other classes used Max Count to sort out words with blends, words with the long "i", or the value of different coins.
I hope you have a wonderful month of March. If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out through e-mail at Candice.Ziebart@nlcinc.com.
Students in Wheaton Pre-K work together to find the United States of America on the Globe!
Students in Wheaton Pre-K work together to find the United States of America on the map!
Students in Pre-K 2 have fun looking at the pictures of Disney World on Google Maps.
Students in Westmont Kindergarten conduct a survey with their classmates about their favorite candy using tally marks. Students later used the data to create a table and pie chart on Max Count.
Our friend from Naperville Pre-K 2 is overwhelmed with joy to have found Cinderella's castle!
Visit to China
Students had fun looking for places on the map that their relatives are from or have visited. Our friend from Naperville Pre-K 2 has fun looking at pictures of China after finding it on Google maps.