Carmel Mountain Preschool Blog

Child Education

Artist Study of Vincent Van Gogh

While planning this lesson, I was inspired by the recent immersive Van Gogh exhibition here in San Diego!

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Messy Art

Painting at preschool is most often a full body sensory experience. Children’s first instinct is to touch and feel the paint usually resulting in finger painting.

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Stages of a Butterfly

This week is the last week our caterpillars will be in chrysalis and emerge into a butterfly!

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The Tiny Seed

Classroom 4B had so much fun learning about all things Spring, for this lesson, we began by reading The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.

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Celebrating Earth Day

The classroom 4B learned all about Earth Day & Recycling this past week! They began on Monday with brainstorming things that they can do to keep our Earth safe.

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Social Stories in Early Childhood

From behavior management to changes in routines and everything in between, Social Stories are a powerful tool for connection.

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Monet’s Lilies

Claude Monet was a French painter and founder of impressionist painting, he is famous for his paintings of nature as he perceived it – especially his art portraying water lilies.

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Paper Mache @ Tinker Hollow

To continue with our exploration of paper, we created Paper Mache Sculptures with paper and flour paste. This was another messy project. The sensory table had flour and water to play with. The children could weave with yarn, fabric on cardboard. They had some fun with boxes, first just hanging out in our box car [...]
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