• Ms. Danielle Hulme

ECC Weekly News - 3/13/2020

1) The Early Learners had another fun week learning about colors.  We mixed two different colors to make one in a baggie full of shaving cream for a Sensory/Science experiment.  We made cool paintings on paper towels using water colors.  They loved watching the colors spread into each other to create a new color. To get ready for the upcoming holiday we made Shamrocks by rolling marbles through green paint.  We had a blast playing outside on the beautiful days.

2) Preschool 1, 2 and 3 continued working on our colors and incorporated them into St. Patrick day activities. We made our own rainbows and necklaces. Both of the projects helped the children focus working on their fine motor skills. They ripped cotton balls to put on their rainbows and they strung colorful cereal for their necklaces. The preschoolers also worked on color patterns and classification skills as well.

3) Preschool 4 had a lot of fun talking about St. Patrick's Day. They worked together to create a hand print rainbow and had a great time experimenting with color mixing.  They were able to use gold coins to work on counting skills and used shamrocks to create and extend patterns. After listening to the story,  How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace, the children put their heads together and brainstormed ways to catch a leprechaun.

4) Pre-K 1 and 2 have been busy with their St. Patrick's day crafts and math activities. They created leprechauns by using popsicle sticks and shamrock sun catchers. Their favorite activity was creating a simile rainbow. They compared the colors of the rainbow to different everyday objects. They are hoping for a leprechaun to visit their classrooms!