Things were a little different at Woodland this morning as little kids could be seen walking down the hallways. The preschool class in room 114 held their annual preschool party this morning.
During this party children between the ages of 2 and 5 were invited to come and spend time doing different activities with the students enrolled in the preschool class.
Prior to the event, students in the class had to take time to plan things for the children to do. One student, Heather Eustace, came up with the idea for a craft which included coffee filters,a spray bottle with water, pipe cleaners, and markers. When put together these items created flowers.
The students each had to take one coffee filter and color on it with a variety of different colors in any way they liked. Once the child was happy with the amount of color on the coffee filter they had to spray water onto the coffee filter. Using the water allowed for the colors to spread and blend together.
Students and children then had to set the coffee filters aside and wait for them to dry before completing the actual flowers. While the students were waiting for the filters to dry a lot of different activities were going on.
Some students were building with blocks, some were doing puzzles, and others were more interested in reading books. While the students had planned to bring the children outside and have a scavenger hunt they were unable to do so because of the rainy weather outside. Since the weather was not cooperating students had to come up with other tasks to keep the children busy.
Rather than have the children go outside and look for items in nature, the preschool teacher Mrs. Laurie Warfield, brought in plastic easter eggs and put a sour gummy worm inside each one. Each of the children then had the ability to search for an egg and then eat the gummy worm inside of the egg.
Children who attended the party all had different levels of ability and different personality types. Although, the children may have been varied their was something for everyone to do that was able to keep them happy and occupied while learning. Both the students and children had fun and once again the preschool party was a success.