March 29, 2011

Spring School - Day Two

"My Five Senses" is the theme for Spring Preschool this year. Today we learned about the sense of hearing. We started off with Eric Carle's wonderful picturebook, "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?"

Then we divided the children into an older group and a younger group. The older group practiced "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" on handbells and performed it for the younger children.
Handbell Practice
Handbell Performance
The younger children played percussion instruments and danced to a song called "Every Move I Make." (The link is to a youtube video of the song.) They performed for the older children.
Percussion and Dance
We read Dr. Seuss's "Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?" and made all the sounds in the book. (Can you whisper like a butterfly?)

Then all the children made their own percussion instruments. They got some scissors practice by cutting up little pieces of paper, and more work on fine motor skills by peeling off and applying stickers.

We ended the day by listening to recordings of animal sounds and singing the Goodbye Song in animal voices. Tomorrow we'll be learning about the sense of touch.

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