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Creepy Critters in Kindergarten Classrooms!

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Insects! What has six jointed legs, a thorax, and compound eyes? Insects! Matt Olson with the Charleston County Environmental Education came to do an "in-house" field trip with PCA's kindergarten classes. Olson taught our kindergartners about the many characteristics of these creepy animals, including why insects are beneficial to the environment. When asked what he learned from Olson's lesson, kindergartener Ford Silvester said, "I learned that bugs have six legs and that a fly's eyes can see all around on all sides!"

To bring the fun facts to life, students worked together to "build" and act out the life of an insect. At the end of the session, Olson brought out a hissing cockroach for the students to "pet". Ava McCoy enjoyed the interaction, "I really liked when we got to pet the cockroach because I like animals and bugs and nature." It's guaranteed that our kindergartners will be "buzzing" about this event in the days to come!

Preschool Press: Bears and the Letter "B"

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Our three-year-old preschool classes have been busy learning about the letter "B" and finished our week enjoying a teddy bear picnic with some special furry visitors.

Each week, our preschoolers are introduced to a different letter of the alphabet and we immerse ourselves in learning the sound and formation of the letter and finding the letter in our everyday lives. For "B" week, we strengthened our fine motor skills by using brushes to paint with blue paint, enhanced our large motor skills by keeping balloons in the air, ordered bears by size and color, pretended to hibernate in a big box and listened to many books about butterflies, bears and bugs. 

Preschool is a "beary" special place!

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