Pre-K's Got Talent!
After discussing various types of bread and the dough they were made from, a couple of our sweet moms volunteered to help us with a “special tasting.” I was amazed at the diverse assortment of food they brought to share with the children. The tasting included: Italian, French, Sesame Seed French, Banana Nut, and Raisin bread. Blueberry bagels, butter croissants, Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, pretzels, shortcake, biscuits, and waffles added to our menu as well. A variety of muffins were also offered to the children which included poppyseed, blueberry, and strawberry. To say the least, the boys and girls had a smorgasbord to choose from! Thank you Jamie and Mary for helping to make it such a fun experience!
The following day we made a chart and tallied our favorite foods from our “special tasting.” This year we have learned to count a group of objects using tally marks. The objective is that the child will understand that one mark is equal to one object. They’ve also been introduced to the concept of grouping tally marks into sets of five. After tallying, we came up with a first, second, and third place winner. They were waffles (first), biscuits (second), and pretzels (third).
After many weeks of rehearsing for our talent show, both Pre-K classes entertained a gym full of parents, grandparents, friends, and fellow students. Creative expression is a great way to build self-confidence and can be particularly beneficial for introverted or reserved children. Students also learn the value of both positive and constructive feedback. To watch the children perform with such enthusiasm and poise was truly a joy to see! Mind you, they’re 4 and 5 years old! Mrs. Tracy and I are extremely proud of all the children and their accomplishments.
I can’t believe May is already here. However, we still have quite a bit to do before school is out. Looking forward to Muffins for Moms on May10th. Be sure and check back with us in a few weeks for more Pre-K adventures!