June was an important month for our Preschool Prep Group as our toddlers and their parents prepared to graduate and leave our program. Our unit theme was “Beginnings and Endings”. We reflected on our progress, looking back at the simple activities our toddlers engaged in last Fall and reflected on the more complicated activities our toddlers are able to tackle now, including: the use of scissors for cutting playdoh and working together to create something wonderful!
Skills that were emphasized included listening, following directions, sharing space, materials and time in our play room.
Toddlers learned some new songs. The favorites were: “I can Measure Myself from Head to Toe, Everyday I seem to Grow.” And “Hurry, Hurry Drive the Firetruck”.
Together children created their own version of Elmer the Elephant after reading the story. Working together as a group they created a mural of car tracks of all colors.
They worked together in the dramatic play area and became a fire fighting team, taking turns “driving” the card board fire truck we made from a box and putting out fires using our pretend hoses made from paper towel tubes. Each child created a fire fighter self-portrait.
And they all participated in planning the snack menu for Graduation Party. Teachers made each child a keepsake photo book that they could take home along with a video of favorite pictures set to music. It was a memorable graduation celebration that parents and teachers will cherish. Here are some photos:
Bye bye Preschool Prep Group 2016/2017. We hope you have a great time in Preschool in the Fall!