Friday, March 12, 2021

March 8-12, 2021

On Tuesday, we read about leprechauns and the students participated in a directed drawing activity to make their own leprechauns! Between drawing, coloring, and painting, this was an intensive art project for the children. They worked hard to listen to and follow the multi-step directions given and created some beautiful artwork that we displayed in our classroom.

For our science lesson this week, we investigated light and darkness. First, we watched a great video from Sid the Science Kid called "Discovering Darkness." The students discussed how darkness makes them feel and the overwhelming response was "scared." The boys and girls shared with one another the reasons why they felt scared.Then, like Sid, we learned that the only thing that changes in the dark is that there is no light; everything else stays the same, so there is really nothing to be afraid of! We learned that we can use our other senses in the dark to help us discover things around us!

The students paired up and took turns "discovering darkness." One student was blindfolded and tried to find their way around the classroom and discover things around them using their other senses. The other friend was there to guide him/her and ensure that he/she stayed safe. 

Next, the friends took turns exploring items in the classroom using only their sense of touch. 

The Pre-K students had so much fun discovering darkness with this activity! They will be bringing their blindfolds home today, so be prepared to have some fun this weekend! 😉 

Pre-K reminders:
  • Please be sure to sign up for parent/teacher conferences on either March 25 or 26. Click the link to sign up for a time slot:

  • Are you following us on Instagram? Be sure to follow the EC account: @hcadrexelhillec

  • Scholastic Reading Club catalogs were sent home. All orders are due by Tuesday, March 16.

  • Show and tell will be on Tuesday, March 16. The topic will be something that begins with /n/.

HCA Reminders:
  • Summer camp registration is open! You can find more information on our website

  • March 17 will be a St. Patrick’s Day dress down day - be sure to wear your green!

  • Spirit Week will kick off on March 19 and will continue into the next week. Stay tuned for more information!

  • Spring/Easter break is from March 26 through April 5. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 6. Please refer to the guidelines sent by Mrs. Fox-Tully if you plan to travel during the break.

  • March is Women’s History Month when we will be celebrating Women in history.  If you or someone you know would be willing to share with a class, a division , or multiple groups to enhance our celebration in any way, please email , and we will make it as easy as possible. 

  • Looking forward, April is Arab American Heritage Month, and May is Asian and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month. If you have ideas or suggestions for our celebrations for those months, please email

Have a great weekend!