Trailblazers Spend Time in the Woodshop

Preschool Bird Houses_2_2MPBy Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director

On Monday, as I was walking up to the school, I noticed one of the Trailblazers’ birdhouses hanging from the big tree by the playground. It was lovingly created by their class last week in anticipation of wintry weather. They were constructed of wood and drilled together with the help of their teachers. The woodworking skills of the Trailblazers has increased since the beginning of the school year, with Paul Harshaw and Kelly Pfeiffer ensuring that each child is comfortable using small tools. Young children love using tools that they see the adults in their lives use (vacuums, brooms, rakes). Using real tools, not just pretend versions, helps build confidence and self-regulation in children. We look forward to observing the birdhouses throughout the winter and providing food for our friends in nature.

The Adventurers have been busy creating a wintery scene (although winter is playing hide-and-seek) on their wall with white lights and shimmery trees. The Pandas are busy exploring sensory bins filled with potato flakes and rice, painting with blue and green, and using glue (their current favorite).

Our Holiday Big Sing is coming up on Wednesday, December 20th at 9:10 a.m. This is always a festive morning for everyone.