This week in the Sagol classroom we enjoyed a week full of friends, sun, snow, and celebration!
In more exciting news from the preschool room, we had another new friend join our class this week! We welcomed Lucy and her family to BSY and we are already having a blast playing and learning with her.
The topics we discussed this week were about feeling angry and the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim!
We have the light table back this month with more magnet tiles and translucent blocks! Large magnet letters also were found to be fun to place over the light.
We read the book Is It Purim Yet? to introduce the activities surrounding this season and holiday. I briefly told the story of Purim and everyone discussed the idea of heroes and why doing good for others is important.
Tuesday was such a beautiful day to play outside! The snow is melting all around the playground but the shovels and snowsuits were still out for playing. We are entering “Spring” in Minnesota so please continue to send full snowpants, boots, hats, coats, and waterproof mittens to school!
During group time we looked at a picture and story of an angry child whose block tower was knocked over. Everyone recognized his emotions as mad or angry because of the way his face and body looked, and because of the surrounding situation. We even talked further about when you or a friend feels angry, what can you do? Walk away, tell a teacher, or take a deep breath. The repeated moral is that even when you feel angry, it is never ok to be mean or hurtful!
Wednesday was Seth’s birthday! Happy fourth birthday to one of our newest pals. We celebrated with a fun new Purim book and a special treat.
We also had music with Shana! She is teaching us addicting Purim tunes like “The Whole Megillah” and “In Shu-Shu-Shushan!’
During group time we practiced more emotion management techniques by reading Little Monkey Calms Down and Little Dinos Don’t Hit. The preschoolers are learning more and more that everyone has to do their part to be kind and helpful even when it feels difficult.
On Thursday we focused further on the traditions of Purim by making mischloach manot gift bags and an “H for Hamen’s Hat” worksheet!
Friday Elijah will be the Shabbat helper! Next week we have our Purim parade and explore fairy tales!
Miss Maddie and Miss Kaitlyn