Zoo Exploration & Army Discovery
Our Pre-K Counts class from LVCC's South Mountain discovered all kinds of animals on our field trip to the Lehigh Valley Zoo. In the big birdcage, different types of birds landed on us. We had the opportunity to pet and feed goats. We especially had a howling good time playing in the wolf den. What a cute wolf pack we make!
We asked many great questions about animal habitats and the kinds of foods animals eat. Our teachers made knowledgable safari guides too!
Back in the classroom, Pre-K Counts Assistant Teacher, Ms. Tara, brought a visitor to LVCC's South Mountain. Ms. Tara's brother, Specialist Jonathan Cericola of the U.S. Army, spent time with the children on his short leave from Afghanistan.
We asked him tons of questions about his job overseas, where he lived and slept, the Army truck he drove, the meaning of his many patches on his uniform, and what kinds of animals he saw in Afghanistan. After we sang a few songs, we presented Specialist Cericola with a flag that we made. He can take the flag with him upon deployment knowing that this group of preschoolers supports him and appreciates the hard job he has!