September was an exciting month for our Preschool Prep Program as children learned about apples, seeds, and the colors red, yellow and green. The Fall Season was welcomed with enthusiasm.
Children had a chance to examine apples of all shapes, sizes and colors. Each friend was greeted in the morning with a red apple and the song “One little apple round and red, fell Ker plunk on Jack’s head” etc.
The children watched teachers cut the apples using an apple slicer and celebrated the Jewish Holiday Roshashanah, by dipping the apple slice in the honey before eating. Everyone was wished a “Sweet New Year!”
Children watched as teachers cut the apples different ways so that “stars” and seeds could be easily seen. They also had fun sponge painting apple shapes which were later hung from the tree branch in our classroom.
Paint was used to make “apple prints” and apples were even used to measure children’s height! Tissue paper apple shapes were made to decorate our windows.
Our Preschool Prep children loved playing with corn, beans and sunflower seed in our sensory table and used measuring cups to pour the seeds into different size containers. This was a great way to introduce concepts like volume, noticing when the cups were full and when they were empty.
So much fun! Can’t wait to see what October will bring!!!