Integrating the Arts in Pre K is very easy to do. During our morning meeting, we start our day by singing the "Wish You Well" song and "This is My School Family" to promote a sense of community. We also use GoNoodle and YouTube to practice the alphabet and other Pre K skills. I also like to incorporate scarfs and rhythm sticks during our music and movement time.
During our reading block, we do many craftivities to practice fine motor and scissor skills. I usually use craftivity components as a form of assessment. Here's an example of one of our latest craftivity:
Special thanks to the amazing Ashlyn from The Creative Classroom for sharing the FANTASTIC Thanksgiving Thankful Book Freebie! It is adorable and my students LOVED creating their Thankful book. During this craftivity, I assessed scissor skills, writing, beginning sounds, students writing their names, one to one correspondence when they read to their 2nd grade reading buddy, fine motor, drawing and detail, and their creativity.
During our math block, we created a Thanksgiving glyph.
The feathers represented how old they are and the bow/bow tie represented if they are a boy or a girl.
Here's a picture of the finished product: