Body & Senses: Eyes and Sight
Today we are learning about sight and the parts of the the eye. Your student should be able to tell you all the outer parts of the eye and maybe a little bit about the iris and pupil too! We read the book Close Your Eyes by Kate Banks and used magnifying glasses to explore the classroom and get a closer look at some frogs and butterflies. We also used our eyes to play some matching games and practice the letter "E." Ask your preschooler what letter the word 'eye' starts with; it's tempting to say the letter I...
In the afternoon, we explored what it would be like without sight, blindfolding and guiding each other around the classroom. With our new-found appreciation for sight, we then experimented with colors and other fun visuals. Everyone is grateful to have their sense of sight!
We have started two new routines in our classroom this week. The first is a behavior chart with 4 levels- green, yellow, red, and blue. Everyone starts with their clothespin on green at the beginning of the day, but if they get a warning for not following directions or for being a bucket dipper, they may be asked to move their clothespin to yellow, which is a warning. If they need further reminders, they may be asked to move their clip to red, which means a time out, and no sticker for their bucket at the end of the day :( We have been doing really well so far and no one has ended up on red!
The other routine we have added this week is art portfolios. Instead of sending work home every day, we are going to put all your student's work from the week in a folder and send it home on Fridays. We hope this makes it easier to get all the awesome projects we do home!