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During the last week of our Global Passport unit with our Experience Preschool curriculum we focused on man-made wonders. We learned about pyramids, learning how they were built and what they were used for. We learned about hieroglyphics and practiced some of the drawings. We also learned about St. Basil's Cathedral, Machu Picchu, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Learning about all of these things in preschool was fun!
They constructed pyramids, recreated Machu Picchu with our Invitation to Create, Noodle City, and we made our own towers, just like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We also practiced our positional vocabulary this week. We ended our week with Kids in the Kitchen where we set up a pancake bar. It was a fun and busy week!
We worked on making rectangles on our pyramids to replicate bricks. Some said they would want to go into a pyramid while some said they would stay outside. We learned that back then they used pictures to tell stories. When we completed the hieroglyphics activity we used the pictures to complete their names instead of the letters. My preschoolers have been working on writing their names and they thought this was a funny way to do it!
We used paint, noodles and glue to replicate Machu Picchu, which we learned is an ancient stone city. We compared the buildings in our own town to the city in the picture.
The children were conflicted on whether or not they would want to visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa because, well, one side is leaning. They had fun using foam noodles, toothpicks and a damp cloth to make their own towers. We practiced our scissor skills during our Cathedral Collage activity because they had to cut out the pieces before making their collage. We talked about all of the colors that St. Basil's Cathedral is and what colors we would paint our own homes. It's so cool to see how far they have come with using scissors this year!
We practiced our positional vocabulary this week by playing a fun game. First we used one of our counters that Experience Early Learning sent us this month, and then we used our own bodies. We rolled our cube to land on a position and they had to move to where the card said. Several students said how much fun this game was, we played it several times!
We found all of the places we learned about on our map this month. We learned a lot during our Global Passport unit! This was the last week of February which means we ended our week with Kids in the Kitchen. This is a great time to talk about kitchen safety. We made pancakes this month and set out blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, syrup and whip cream. This was a great math lesson for my preschoolers because of the measuring and counting involved!
Next week we will begin our Space and Sky unit. This is one of my favorite themes for preschoolers and I can't wait for all of the learning that will take place in March!