As our second week of afternoon preschool finishes, the children were full of wonder and excitement as we gathered on Friday to paint the fabric pieces of a collage sculpture that the 3-day class started earlier in the day. It was a fluid transition from one group of young minds (morning
3-day kids) to the next group of young minds (Friday afternoon kids): using the same paint, layering shades of green and blue as the wind gently blew the pieces. This will be a work in progress as we continue looking at collages and group art.
At Preucil, children move in and out spaces of with much curiosity. After we stopped to take a class photo, the kids smiled up with the same wonder they had with painting the fabric, except this time looking at the camera. Our next stop was greeting Lauren from the outside door to the music room, which was received with much excitement from the kids. She was delighted we were "delivered" to her door.
After music, we gather in our classroom. On one table is a group collage. We talk about how to use glue to make designs with beads, sequence, and other items on the table. On another table, we get to create our own self-portraits with items like rocks and yarn. Yet another table offers rainbow bears and rainbow houses.
The dress up clothes and puppet theater were so fascinating for Ayun, Anya, and Eva.
An original puppet show was performed for the whole class right before we went to Story Theater. Catharine introduced us to two new theater games: Look What I Can Do and Introductions. Each offer an opportunity to get “on stage” and share something with our preschool friends. You might think the afternoon over, but no! We listened to a couple picture books and outside we went to play, play, play! There’s a snapshot of an afternoon for us!