There are four seasons in preschool: summer

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The children started off each season by drawing bare trees. Each tree was created on a different day – not all at one time:)

For summer, the children tore up strips of green construction paper and glued it to the branches of their trees.

I didn’t make into the classroom in time to catch them gluing on the leaves which is always disappointing to me. I love watching the children engage in their work! I did catch some of the other seasons in action which you can see if you click on the different season links above.

What makes each of these activities so awesome is the unique interpretation of how the tree should look. Although the children followed the same processes, each child’s tree ended up with a very unique result.

I loved how this teacher created a plan for presenting all four seasons to the children that lasted over several days and incorporated opportunities to explore the seasons through a variety of art materials.

Another wonderful addition to the four seasons art wall!

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

Let me tell ya...

With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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