Classroom Feature: Meadowlark Preschool Classroom

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Here's this week's glimpse into what's happening in and out of our classrooms here in the day school! These feature lessons, activities, centers, and saunters from a different classroom each week.

Today's feature: Meadowlarks’ Thankful Circles and Thankful Leaves

Thankful Circles

Last week was all about being thankful for the things that we have and the people in our lives. We started the conversation by talking about the upcoming holiday and the different things that each Meadowlark does on Thanksgiving. Then every day, during our Lunchtime Lesson, the Meadowlarks took turns sharing something that they felt thankful for that day. We talked about how some people might be thankful for the same thing every day, while others might be thankful for very different things every day.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss students’ home traditions

  • Demonstrate community building skills

  • Participate in classroom rituals

  • Describe personal preferences and interests

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Thankful Leaves

To prepare for the Thankful Feast, the Meadowlarks spent the week creating decorations. Each student painted their very own watercolor leaf. We then wrote what each Meadowlark said they were thankful for on those leaves. These leaves were hung around the Museum/Explorer Room for our Thankful Feast. After our leaves were dried, we also shared our artwork with the whole class during our Lunchtime Lesson. We talked about what things were the same on each leaf and what things were different.

Learning Objectives

  • Notice and describe how items are the same or different

  • Gain control in grasping a paintbrush to mark paper 

  • Participate in classroom rituals

  • Demonstrate community building skills 

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