Folktales and Fables - Keeping Treasured Literature Alive in Preschool
The month of September has been devoted to Folktales and Fables and the study of literature that seems to be lacking in many preschool classrooms across the country. I was thrilled to see that our curriculum partners at Mother Goose Time devoted an entire month to activities, stories, engaging play, S.T.E.M, Creative Arts, Music and Movement all centered around the beloved and time honored Aesop's Fables.
This week we discovered the strength, but gentle kindness of Paul Bunyon,his ox Babe, his great big appetite, and Frozen Flames! We built dams, learned about fire safety, measured ourselves and our friends, and so much more!
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The Birth of Paul Bunyon
When introducing a new baby, such as Paul Bunyon, we always ask what his or her name is. Paul's name, like ours, is a very important and unique attribute and one of the very first ways we notice that letters create words. This creates value and desire in the young child to know his or her own name and how to spell and write it. It makes learning personal and unique to each child instilling pride as the task is mastered from recognition to accomplished writer.
We teach name writing and recognition in a variety of ways but these personalized name builders were such a hit and easy to make and send home for play and practice with our families!
My how you've GROWN!
One of the sweetest things we get to do as preschool teachers is to watch our little learners blossom from infant to kindergartner. All along the way our curriculum partners at Mother Goose Time provide fun measuring projects that help us gauge a student's progress. Here we cut out leaves practicing our fine motor skills to build a growing tree. Each student had a leaf on the tree as their height marker.
What a darling BaaaAAAAbbbAAAYYY!!!
Life is made of moments...
"There isn't anything more full of hope, joy and peace than a child's smile... It captures the mundane and makes it extraordinary." - LaDonna Woolsey
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