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April in Benjamin Preschool

Benjamin Preschool Senec

Tiger and Lion Class

This month we celebrated International Earth Day. The Tiger Class did a special recycling activity in which we learned how  to adequately recycle materials into their colored bins. We believe that young children act in certain ways in society based on what is taught to them hence the topic of recycling should be taught to them from a very  young age.  Our planet is a valuable resource that every person should value, thus we need to educate our students to throw their trash away and teach them how to adopt good habits to pass on to others. Learning that their actions and habits have a massive contribution to the Earth will make them grow to be conscious of their actions.

This month the Lion Class learned the importance of eating colorful fruits and vegetables every day through our "I Can Eat a Rainbow" activity! With this activity the Lion class simply ate fruits and vegetables of different colors! The concept of eating a rainbow is a fun way for kids and adults to remember to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day to increase health and nutrition! This activity was a fun way to introduce the concept of healthy eating. This simple concept helped with goal setting by making it fun to eat new fruits and vegetables. It is also a great way to help kids do their own planning for healthy choices throughout the day or week, by making sure they've eaten something from every color of the rainbow. 

Bunny Class

During our spring art lesson we mixed history, perspective and a little bit of geography together.

We firstly “ traveled “ with our finger on the map to Amsterdam where each year grows the most beautiful tulips. Then we were talking about Claude Monet, who he was, what kind of paintings he painted, and we were observing his art works.  We had a discussion about what we can see far away in his painting Fields of tulips and what is closer to us in the picture. We got familiar with words such as Background, Middle Ground, and Foreground. We were learning about a horizon line, on which we draw a dot - vanishing point. Then we draw lines from the bottom and sides towards that vanishing point to make a perspective effect on the painting. We created fantastic art masterpieces.

Ms. Michelle's Kindergarten Class

"Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in Science or Math, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space."

These words were said by Christa McAuliffe, an American school teacher who became part of the crew for the space shuttle Challenger. Her message is even more important now, many years later, as we grow in our understanding of the impact we have on our own planet and beyond. Teaching children about outer space nurtures their natural sense of curiosity and wonder.  

For this reason, & through an array of stories, music, art & craft activities, the Kindergarten Class dedicated time in April,to exploring & learning more about our planet, as well as a world beyond our own . When young children learn about planets and the solar system, it helps them to recognize how precious Earth is. For example,  the fact that Earth is the only planet that is known to have water underscores how important water is for all of us.  These types of conversations can help to reinforce ideas about sustainability and why it is so important to care for our planet. 

Benjamin Preschool Pezinok

Ms. Jojka's Class

The best activity this month was making handmade pasta worms. Not only did the children have fun while cutting, but after it was finished, a delicious sweet reward awaited them. This activity is very easy to prepare and the ingredients. You will only need: 400g plain flour, 4 eggs, 2 tsp sea salt. Then you make the dough from the ingredients, roll it out, cut it, and cook it in salted water until the pasta is cooked. We finally added butter and sprinkled with cocoa and sweet goodness is born.

Ms. Dani's Class

A tea party is not gender-specific and should be something all children get to experience.Tea parties have a magical mystique that embraces those of all ages. As adults, when we sit down to tea, we are transported back to our childhood. Having tea with our own children is about sharing that experience we will always hold near and dear to our hearts. 

Ms. Suzy's Kindergarten Class

April was a month dedicated to Spring and Plants - the beautiful time of growing plants and baby animals being born. Animals and plants coexist together. We can see it everyday with our class pets - African snails. We feed them with fruits and veggies and plants, too. For example they love dandelions and that allowed us to talk about the flower parts, photosynthesis and more. 



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