Before: Children observe the fertilized eggs in the incubator at our 86th Street location.
Throughout the months of February and March, there have been a variety of themes displayed within our classrooms. Interdisciplinary themes, combined with our play-based learning philosophy, were evident everywhere you went at The International Preschools!
In February, both locations welcomed twelve fertilized eggs in incubators, which produced many fluffy chicks that were born on Valentine’s Day! At 76th Street and 86th Street, the classes visited the chicks throughout the hatching process and celebrated with a “birthday party” to commemorate our feathered friends’ entry into the world.
After: A successful “chick hatch” at 86th Street!
In addition to Valentine’s Day, the Winter Olympics, and Pediatric Dental Health Month (February), our
annual literacy units began in the Green and Pre-K Rooms. Our Green Rooms studied a particular author in the weeks leading up to our two-week Spring Break, while the Pre-K Rooms concentrated on a chapter book study of their choosing. The Red Rooms worked on a color unit, focusing on a different color each week.
Blue Week “Show and Share” in the 76th Street Red Room. Children were asked to bring in an object of their choosing in the color of the week to “show” and “share” with the class.
Take a look into our classrooms at the wide range of themes and learning that’s happening at The International Preschools!
Winning an Olympic medal at 76th Street! The 76th Street children participated in an Olympic ice skating event using paper plates for skates! The 76th Street children created the Olympic rings using paint and paper towel tubes to create “rings.” Sitting with our feathered friends! Green Room students at 86th Street observe a tiny chick. A “chick exploration center” at 86th Street. We pet the chicks gently, using only one (or two) fingers. The Red Room observes the chicks playing and frolicking during our Chick Birthday Party. Chick Birthday Party at 86th Street We pet the chicks gently, using only one (or two) fingers. Ms. Tabbs speaks to a class about the chicks at 86th Street. Doing the “Chicken Dance” for our chick friends at 76th Street! We pet the chicks gently, using only one (or two) fingers. Chick-themed games at 86th Street’s birthday celebration. Ms. Tabbs and Ms. Jaya face off in an egg-on-a-spoon race during the 86th Street birthday party! 76th Street had a successful chick hatch! Petting a baby chick at 86th Street. A “chick exploration center” at 86th Street. Egg-on-a-spoon race at the 86th Street chick birthday party. Chick-themed games at 86th Street’s birthday celebration. Petting a baby chick at 76th Street. We love the baby chicks! Dancing and festive fun at the 86th Street chick birthday party! Welcoming the baby chicks was so exciting! Decorating chick cut-out cookies at the 76th Street birthday celebration. Red, pink, white, and purple necklaces were made at the 76th Street Valentine’s Day celebration. Valentine’s Day-themed play dough center at 86th Street Making valentines at 86th Street The Pre-K 2 class at 76th Street explores using a toothbrush in a different way during Pediatric Dental Health Month. Pre-K 2 students made a mouth using marshmallows for teeth during their Dental Health unit. It’s Yellow Week in the Red Room at 86th Street! A blue-themed project during Blue Week at 76th Street! Color-mixing science unit + color unit = fun! Red Week coincided with Valentine’s Day in the Red Room at 86th Street! Working on a blue puzzle during Blue Week at 86th Street!
When we return in April, we will turn our studies to Earth Day, life cycles, and of course, the spring season!
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