After Spring Break, we were all ready to get back to Preschool and see our friends! March was a busy month as we continued to work on our class topics, focusing on Canadian animals. The children learnt about so many animals, from Polar Bears, Beavers, Belugas and Geese, the list goes on!! They learnt about their bodies, how they live and how they adapt to the challenging weather we have in Canada. They thought about the question ‘Where do animals go during the winter?’ ‘Do they hibernate, migrate or adapt to our harsh winters?’ We also had a mini Dinosaur topic in class! From dinosaur digs to excavating bones the children had lots of fun! They even made dinosaur volcanos that erupted!
Over the past few months we have been spending lots of time in class practicing our fine motor skills through lots of fun activities. We have been using playdough, teaching the children to stretch, roll, squeeze, pinch and cut. In the secret garden we have used water spray bottles to spray the walls, the trees and the ground, practicing squeezing the trigger. In class we use tongs to pick up lots of different objects and drop them into buckets. All of these activities help build the muscles in the children’s hands and promote hand/eye co-ordination. All such important skills needed for writing.