Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Persistent Innovators and Creators; also DINOS of course

Last week in Miss Emily’s class, we finally waved ‘good bye’ to our friend Max and his Wild Things…at least for now! We are feeling excited—as we have now, jumped into a whole new heap of things! Our new book is titled “Rosie Revere, Engineer” this book is by Andrea Beaty, with illustrations by David Roberts. Additionally, your children have been tracking some paint, and glitter through the door or into your sink with them, for this I would like to offer a THANK YOU! For your tolerance and patience as we work hard on our ART SHOW projects! Your whole family is invited to our Trinity Preschool Art Show, for a viewing and very pleased/proud ;) showing of what we have been creating on our own, and together! This event will be March 22nd, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PMt Pure Order Brewery located in Downtown Santa Barbara. 

We are thankful for Rosie, because she is a character who serves to demonstrate for our students, inventing, imagining and creating. She is brave, and tries new things. However, we also learn from this book, the power that our actions and words have over others… 

When Rosie’s inventive creations are mocked and laughed at, she gets discouraged and considers giving up what she loves, inventing! Rosie’s aunt Rose, serves as an encouragement and inspiration to work hard, keep trying and persevere. She tells Rosie, “your brilliant first flop is a raging success!” Rosie learns the power and value of failure in the learning process. I think this is the most valuable thing that our class seems to be taking from this book so far. She has come up over and over during our school days, as we watch and TRY so many things ourselves. We have been relating to Rosie SO INCREDIBLY MUCH in our toddler center class! Students are using the lesson from Andrea Beaty’s story and character to practice learning from mistakes, staying focused when we want to say “Can’t” and even encouraging each other’s efforts! I am so proud of their application from this book.
Oh, and it comes with some pretty cool activities and art projects. You may have heard about both, our airplanes and our parachutes! We have been hard at work on these “Rosie inspired” projects alongside our art show efforts. We as a class have loved taking time to Thank Beaty and Roberts for this book each day at our Group times; Which seems only appropriate, given the extent to which we have been taking it along with us, ALL OVER and throughout our preschool experience. 

Well wishing, and keep reading below for Miss Lauren's blog update!
Miss Em

Welcome back to the blog! This week in Ms. Lauren’s class we continued “Dinosaur Roar.” The kiddos have enjoyed it so much that I thought why not continue it for a few more days. I mentioned in the last blog of the kids playing in a sensory tub with shaving cream and paint but I forgot to post pictures so I will post them here.

We, then, continued in the dinosaur era and started “Colorasaurus” by Megan E. Bryant. It introduces basic colors and practices observational skills. The youngsters have enjoyed pointing out different colors throughout the classroom and within the book. Activities for this included playing in a sensory tub with yellow sand and “sticky black tar” with dinosaurs (just like in the story) and using watercolor to reveal a picture of a dinosaur. I would say it was a busy and fun-filled week for us all!
Also, I can’t wait for you all to see their art projects for the art show coming up soon! It is going to be amazing and incredible!

Also, have I mentioned I enjoy your kiddos so much? They are a blessing and I love learning and growing with them! That’s all for now folks! 


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