This week in preschool we are mainly focused on our routines, participating in our centres, and acquainting all new students to our preschool classroom.
Next week we are moving on to our Fine Art unit. While we do a fair amount of art in this unit - we introduce them to some new materials that they may not have used before, like charcoal, pastels, and watercolours - the thinly veiled focus of this unit is on our emotions, working toward respecting each others feelings, and self-regulation. We use a number of wonderful books to illustrate this point: The Color Monster, In My Heart, and My Many Colored Days, as well as Peter H. Reynolds' series on art, The Dot, Ish, and Sky Color.
We have Victoria from Seek Yoga coming in on September 12, she is going to be planting the seeds of self-regulation for our little ones, as well as exploring physical movement and discussing emotions.
It's going to be a great (and messy) unit! I'm looking forward to it!