Monday, February 19, 2018

Week of February 19th!

Theme for the Unit:
Water!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
  • Water is all around us.
  • Water changes depending on how warm or cold it is.
  • Some things float in water and some sink.
  • Some things change when you put them in water.
  • All living things need water.




Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Pictures of bridges will be added to the center. Students are encouraged to try to build bridges. 

Pretend Play- Large cardboard boxes will be added to Pretend Play for students to pretend they are in a boat. 

Art- Students are invited to draw a picture with crayons. They may choose to draw an underwater or rainy day scene. After their drawings are complete, watercolor paints will be used to lightly paint over their crayon drawings. 

Science- Students are invited to sort animals into two categories: those that live in water and those that live on land. 

Math- Seashells will be added to math center. Students will be able to match the correct number of shells to a number card. 

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, water.

Writing- Students will be asked the question, "Where do we find water?" and be asked to write or draw their answers.

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.




Some of the books we will read this week are:

  •  Float by Daniel Miyares
  •  Snow by Uri Shulevitz




Reminders / Notices:

  • School is closed on Monday, February 19th.
  • Please fill out and return the school surveys that were sent home last week. 




If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Week of February 12th!

Theme for the Unit:
Water!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
  • Water is all around us.
  • Water changes depending on how warm or cold it is.
  • Some things float in water and some sink.
  • Some things change when you put them in water.
  • All living things need water.




Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Pictures of bridges will be added to the center. Students are encouraged to try to build bridges. 

Pretend Play- Large cardboard boxes will be added to Pretend Play for students to pretend they are in a boat. 

Art- Students are invited to draw a picture with crayons. They may choose to draw an underwater or rainy day scene. After their drawings are complete, watercolor paints will be used to lightly paint over their crayon drawings. 

Science- Students are invited to sort animals into two categories: those that live in water and those that live on land. 

Math- Seashells will be added to math center. Students will be able to match the correct number of shells to a number card. 

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, water.

Writing- Students will be asked the question, "Where do we find water?" and be asked to write or draw their answers.

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.




Some of the books we will read this week are:

  • Rain! by Linda Ashman
  • Snow by Uri Shulevitz




Reminders / Notices:

  •    Our Valentine's Day Show is on Wednesday, February 14th, at 9:00 a.m.  Please dress your child in red, pink, or white!
  • School is closed on Monday, February 19th.




If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Week of February 5th!

Theme for the Unit:
Water!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
  • Water is all around us.
  • Water changes depending on how warm or cold it is.
  • Some things float in water and some sink.
  • Some things change when you put them in water.
  • All living things need water.




Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Pictures of bridges will be added to the center. Students are encouraged to try to build bridges. 

Pretend Play- Large cardboard boxes will be added to Pretend Play for students to pretend they are in a boat. 

Art- Students are invited to draw a picture with crayons. They may choose to draw an underwater or rainy day scene. After their drawings are complete, watercolor paints will be used to lightly paint over their crayon drawings. 

Science- Students are invited to sort animals into two categories: those that live in water and those that live on land. 

Math- Seashells will be added to math center. Students will be able to match the correct number of shells to a number card. 

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, water.

Writing- Students will be asked the question, "Where do we find water?" and be asked to write or draw their answers.

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.




Some of the books we will read this week are:

  • Water Dance by Thomas Locker
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister




Reminders / Notices:

  • There is no after school on Monday, Feb. 5th.
  •    Our Valentine's Day Show is on Wednesday, February 14th, at 9:00 a.m.  Please dress your child in red, pink, or white!




If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Week of January 29th!

Theme for the Unit:
Transportation!



Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit: 
  • I use transportation to get to pre-K and other places.
  • We use different types of transportation for different reasons.
  •  Vehicles move in different ways.
  • Some vehicles are operated by community helpers such as bus drivers, conductors, firefighters, police officers, and mail carriers. 
  • There are many ways to stay safe when using transportation. 



Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Students are invited to create a variety of ramps and use different vehicles to race, predicting which one will go down the fastest and why. 

Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be transformed into a fire station. Students are invited to create a fire truck using large pieces of cardboard.  

Art- An assortment of shape cutouts and pictures of vehicles will be added to the center.  Students will be invited to reference the vehicles to create their own vehicles.

Science- Students are invited to create airplanes (with teacher support) and then will be asked to predict if their plane will fly, why or why not?

Math- Students will be invited to match numbered cars to their corresponding spots in a "parking lot".

Library- Students are invited to sequence the pictures and retell a familiar story, using a felt board.

Writing-  Students will be invited to match lettered cars to their corresponding spots in a "parking lot".

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.



Some of the books we will read this week are:

  •       Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper 
          Subway by Christoph Niemann




Reminders / Notices:
  • Monday, January 29th, is our Open House.  Parents may visit the classroom beginning at 9:00 a.m.
  • Dismissal is at 12:00 noon on Friday, February 2nd. 
  • Parent - Teacher Conferences are on Friday, February 2nd. 





If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Week of January 22nd

Theme for the Unit:
Transportation!



Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit: 
  • I use transportation to get to pre-K and other places.
  • We use different types of transportation for different reasons.
  •  Vehicles move in different ways.
  • Some vehicles are operated by community helpers such as bus drivers, conductors, firefighters, police officers, and mail carriers. 
  • There are many ways to stay safe when using transportation. 



Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Students are invited to create a variety of ramps and use different vehicles to race, predicting which one will go down the fastest and why. 

Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be transformed into a fire station. Students are invited to create a fire truck using large pieces of cardboard.  

Art- An assortment of shape cutouts and pictures of vehicles will be added to the center.  Students will be invited to reference the vehicles to create their own vehicles.

Science- Students are invited to create airplanes (with teacher support) and then will be asked to predict if their plane will fly, why or why not?

Math- Students will be invited to match numbered cars to their corresponding spots in a "parking lot".

Library- Students are invited to sequence the pictures and retell a familiar story, using a felt board.

Writing-  Students will be invited to match lettered cars to their corresponding spots in a "parking lot".

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.



Some of the books we will read this week are:

  • Whose Vehicle Is This? by Sharon Katz Cooper
  • Things That Go! Collection by National Geographic Kids




Reminders / Notices:
  • Dismissal is at 12:00 noon on Friday, February 2nd. 
  • Parent - Teacher Conferences are on Friday, February 2nd. 





If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175

Monday, January 15, 2018

Week of January 16th!

Theme for the Unit:
Transportation!



Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit: 
  • I use transportation to get to pre-K and other places.
  • We use different types of transportation for different reasons.
  •  Vehicles move in different ways.
  • Some vehicles are operated by community helpers such as bus drivers, conductors, firefighters, police officers, and mail carriers. 
  • There are many ways to stay safe when using transportation. 



Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Students are invited to create a variety of ramps and use different vehicles to race, predicting which one will go down the fastest and why. 

Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be transformed into a fire station. Students are invited to create a fire truck using large pieces of cardboard.  

Art- An assortment of shape cutouts and pictures of vehicles will be added to the center.  Students will be invited to reference the vehicles to create their own vehicles.

Science- Students are invited to create airplanes (with teacher support) and then will be asked to predict if their plane will fly, why or why not?

Math- Students will be invited to match numbered cars to their corresponding spots in a "parking lot".

Library- Students are invited to sequence the pictures and retell a familiar story, using a felt board.

Writing-  Students will be invited to match lettered cars to their corresponding spots in a "parking lot".

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.

Some of the books we will read this week are:
  •  What Do Wheels Do All Day by April Jones Prince
  • Transportation in My Neighborhood by Shelly Lyons





Reminders / Notices:
  • A parent workshop, "Who's the Boss?", will be held in the library on Wednesday, January 17th, at 8:30 a.m.  All pre-k parents are encouraged to attend.





If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Week of January 8th!

Theme for the Unit:
Transportation!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
  • I use transportation to get to pre-K and other places.
  • We use different types of transportation for different reasons.
  • Vehicles move in different ways.
  • Some vehicles are operated by community helpers such as bus drivers, conductors, firefighters, police officers, and mail carriers.
  • There are many ways to stay safe when using transportation.



Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Students are invited to create a variety of ramps and use different vehicles to race, predicting which one will go down the fastest and why. 

Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be transformed into a fire station. Students are invited to create a fire truck using large pieces of cardboard.  

Art- An assortment of shape cutouts and pictures of vehicles will be added to the center.  Students will be invited to reference the vehicles to create their own vehicles.

Science- Students are invited to create airplanes (with teacher support) and then will be asked to predict if their plane will fly, why or why not?

Math- Students will be invited to match numbered cars to their corresponding spots in a "parking lot".

Library- Students are invited to sequence the pictures and retell a familiar story, using a felt board.

Writing-  Students will be invited to match lettered cars to their corresponding spots in a "parking lot".

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.



Some of the books we will read this week are:

  • The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom
  • The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper



Reminders / Notices:
  •   School will be CLOSED on Monday January 15th for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.
  • A parent workshop, "Who's the Boss?", will be held on Wednesday, January 17th, at 8:30 in the library.  






If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175