We had a great day in preschool for St. Patrick's Day. We spent some time really focused on identifying our colors since we spent so much time talking about the color green. We talked about how many of us were wearing different shades of green. There is dark green and light green and they are all called green. We started the day with a big sheet of paper and 2 drops of paint: blue and yellow. When we mixed and painted we made it into green. We started learning Mary Had A Little Lamb on the piano and it was quite a struggle for us to master the first line pattern (CBABCCC). We'll keep working on it, though it will take us longer than we originally planned for. We also worked on identifying a cylinder with two circles (one on top, one on bottom) and a rectangle that wraps around them. We continued working on our reading: practicing the short /e/ sound and recognizing lowercase b and d. We started a new game during our reading time that switches the way we've been looking at the written print. Instead of looking at the written letter and making the sound it said we said a word (starting with -at) and stretched it in the air (figuratively with our hands). Then we talked about what sounds we heard /a/-/t/ and wrote down the symbols that represented the sounds we heard. It's a different strategy that starts representing how we can figure out how to write words. We had a great day and we're learning lots!