Guest Author: Heather Bomgardner (T/TH 3’s Teacher)
You’ll find project based learning every day in Ms. Heather and Ms. Rhonda’s preschool classes. At the preschool level we use themes to focus and drive interest in new learning. In December one of our Themes was Bells and everything we did was centered around that theme. We did art projects and played music using bell shakers that we made. Not only were the kids excited to make noise, they were developing those fine motor skills without even knowing it. We did some math by sorting out bells into different groups, and “J”, was the letter of the week. Did you know that Jingle bell, starts with the letter J? We even got in some science by using magnets to pull bells around in a plastic container. As you can see, every week our three year old students are experiencing project based learning through themes, which makes learning so much fun! With registration right around the corner, you’ll want to tell your friends about Hillside and all the great things that are going on from Preschool on up to 8th grade!