Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Week of November 27th!

Theme for the month:
All About Us!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit: 
  •  I am unique; there is no one who looks, feels, thinks and acts exactly like I do.
  •  I feel different ways at different times for different reasons. 
  •  I am part of a family and a classroom community.
  • My family is important and unique.
  • My classroom is a community. All of the people in my class are important and unique.
  •   I can help make my classroom a fun, safe and exciting place. 


Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- The student’s name cards will be available in block center.  Students are invited to write their names using blocks, discussing the lines in each letter of their name (straight, curved, etc.).
Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be transformed into "circle time".  Students can take turns being the teacher and leading their friends in circle time activities.
ArtVarious size shapes from construction paper will be cut out and students are invited to use the shapes to create their bodies. After gluing the shapes together, or to a piece of paper, children can use writing utensils to add additional details (hair, patterns on clothes, etc.). 
Science- Students are invited to use magnifying glasses to explore fingerprints, skin, hair, etc. 
Math- Small figures will be added to the math center. Students can sort and then count the figures and then use them for imaginative play.
Library- Students are incouraged to read a book with a friend. One child could read to the other or they could look at a book together. 
Writing-  Students will be able to play a matching game where they match pictures of the students in the class with that students name.  
Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.



Some of the books we will read this week are:

      I Love Saturdays y Domingos by Alma Flor Ada
      How Are You Peeling? by Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann



Reminders / Notices:


  • Our Christmas Break is from December 22nd to January 3rd.





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, November 19, 2017

Week of November 20th!

Theme for the month:
All About Us!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit: 
  •  I am unique; there is no one who looks, feels, thinks and acts exactly like I do.
  •  I feel different ways at different times for different reasons. 
  •  I am part of a family and a classroom community.
  • My family is important and unique.
  • My classroom is a community. All of the people in my class are important and unique.
  •   I can help make my classroom a fun, safe and exciting place. 


Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- The student’s name cards will be available in block center.  Students are invited to write their names using blocks, discussing the lines in each letter of their name (straight, curved, etc.).
Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be transformed into "circle time".  Students can take turns being the teacher and leading their friends in circle time activities.
ArtVarious size shapes from construction paper will be cut out and students are invited to use the shapes to create their bodies. After gluing the shapes together, or to a piece of paper, children can use writing utensils to add additional details (hair, patterns on clothes, etc.). 
Science- Students are invited to use magnifying glasses to explore fingerprints, skin, hair, etc. 
Math- Small figures will be added to the math center. Students can sort and then count the figures and then use them for imaginative play.
Library- Students are incouraged to read a book with a friend. One child could read to the other or they could look at a book together. 
Writing-  Students will be able to play a matching game where they match pictures of the students in the class with that students name.  
Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.



Some of the books we will read this week are:

      Friendshape by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
      It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr




Reminders / Notices:

  • OLQM is having our annual canned food drive.  Please consider donating any canned food for those in need. 
  • Our Thanksgiving music Performance will be on Tuesday, November 21st, at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Dismissal will be at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 21st.
  • Parent – Teacher Conferences will be on Tuesday, November  21stfrom 2pm – 8pm.  
  • School will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving.





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, November 12, 2017

Week of November 13th!

Theme for the month:
All About Us!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit: 
  •  I am unique; there is no one who looks, feels, thinks and acts exactly like I do.
  •  I feel different ways at different times for different reasons. 
  •  I am part of a family and a classroom community.
  • My family is important and unique.
  • My classroom is a community. All of the people in my class are important and unique.
  •   I can help make my classroom a fun, safe and exciting place. 


Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- The student’s name cards will be available in block center.  Students are invited to write their names using blocks, discussing the lines in each letter of their name (straight, curved, etc.).
Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be transformed into "circle time".  Students can take turns being the teacher and leading their friends in circle time activities.
ArtVarious size shapes from construction paper will be cut out and students are invited to use the shapes to create their bodies. After gluing the shapes together, or to a piece of paper, children can use writing utensils to add additional details (hair, patterns on clothes, etc.). 
Science- Students are invited to use magnifying glasses to explore fingerprints, skin, hair, etc. 
Math- Small figures will be added to the math center. Students can sort and then count the figures and then use them for imaginative play.
Library- Students are incouraged to read a book with a friend. One child could read to the other or they could look at a book together. 
Writing-  Students will be able to play a matching game where they match pictures of the students in the class with that students name.  
Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.



Some of the books we will read this week are:

      The Feelings Book by Todd Parr
      The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins




Reminders / Notices:

  • OLQM is having our annual canned food drive.  Please consider donating any canned food for those in need.  
  • Mickey and Minnie Dress up Day and costume contest will be this Friday, November 17th.
  • Our Thanksgiving music Performance will be on Tuesday, November 21st, at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Dismissal will be at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 21st.
  • Parent – Teacher Conferences will be on Tuesday, November  21stfrom 2pm – 8pm.  
  • School will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving.





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, November 5, 2017

Week of November 6th!

I would like to thank all the parents who donated to our class Halloween party!  The children had a wonderful, fun-filled day thanks to your generosity!


Theme for the month:
All About Us!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit: 
  •  I am unique; there is no one who looks, feels, thinks and acts exactly like I do.
  •  I feel different ways at different times for different reasons. 
  •  I am part of a family and a classroom community.
  • My family is important and unique.
  • My classroom is a community. All of the people in my class are important and unique.
  •   I can help make my classroom a fun, safe and exciting place. 


Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- The student’s name cards will be available in block center.  Students are invited to write their names using blocks, discussing the lines in each letter of their name (straight, curved, etc.).
Pretend Play- Pretend Play will be transformed into "circle time".  Students can take turns being the teacher and leading their friends in circle time activities.
ArtVarious size shapes from construction paper will be cut out and students are invited to use the shapes to create their bodies. After gluing the shapes together, or to a piece of paper, children can use writing utensils to add additional details (hair, patterns on clothes, etc.). 
Science- Students are invited to use magnifying glasses to explore fingerprints, skin, hair, etc. 
Math- Small figures will be added to the math center. Students can sort and then count the figures and then use them for imaginative play.
Library- Students are incouraged to read a book with a friend. One child could read to the other or they could look at a book together. 
Writing-  Students will be able to play a matching game where they match pictures of the students in the class with that students name.  
Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.



Some of the books we will read this week are:

      I Love My Hair by Natasha Tarpley
      Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato





Reminders / Notices:

  •  Picture Day is on Tuesday, November 7thStudents may wear regular clothes to school. 
  • School will be closed on Friday, November 10th, for Veteran’s Day. 
  • OLQM is having our annual canned food drive.  Please consider donating any canned food for those in need.  
  • Mickey and Minnie Dress up Day and costume contest will be on Friday, November 17th.
  • Our Thanksgiving music Performance will be on Tuesday, November 21st, at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Dismissal will be at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 21st.
  • Parent – Teacher Conferences will be on Tuesday, November  21stfrom 2pm – 8pm.  
  • School will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving.





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, October 29, 2017

Week of October 30th!

Theme for the month:
My Five Senses!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit: 
      There are five senses. They are smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing.
      We use our senses to understand our bodies, learn what they need, and keep us safe. 
      We use our senses to learn about the people, places, objects, and environment around us.
      We experience and interact with the world differently when our senses, such as vision or hearing, are impaired. 



Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Children are encouraged to use blocks that are covered with green and/or brown paper to make them look like tree parts. Students will be able to explore how they feel and look compared to the other blocks in the block area.

Pretend Play- The dramatic play center will be transformed into an apple orchard.  Students will be able to explore apples with their senses.

Art- Play-doh will be added to the art center as children discuss how the play-doh feels, looks, and smells

Science- A "Feely Box" will be added to the science center.  Students are invited to put their hands in the holes of the box and identify the object using only their sense of touch. 

Math- Students will be able to sort objects by color, size, shape, and texture.


Library- Students are invited to look at our classroom books and discuss what they see with their peers.


Writing- Students will be able to write letters in shaving cream and discuss how it feels.


Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.




Some of the books we will read this week are:


  •            Press Here by Herve Tullet
  •       Building Shapes by Tracy Moncure


Reminders / Notices:

  •    Children are invited to wear their Halloween costume to school on Tuesday, October 31st!
  • On Tuesday, there is a Halloween Parade beginning at 8:30 am. Parents are invited to join.



Link to Weekly Lesson Plan

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, October 21, 2017

Week of October 23rd!

Theme for the month:
My Five Senses!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit: 
      There are five senses. They are smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing.
      We use our senses to understand our bodies, learn what they need, and keep us safe. 
      We use our senses to learn about the people, places, objects, and environment around us.
      We experience and interact with the world differently when our senses, such as vision or hearing, are impaired. 



Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Children are encouraged to use blocks that are covered with green and/or brown paper to make them look like tree parts. Students will be able to explore how they feel and look compared to the other blocks in the block area.

Pretend Play- The dramatic play center will be transformed into an apple orchard.  Students will be able to explore apples with their senses.

Art- Play-doh will be added to the art center as children discuss how the play-doh feels, looks, and smells

Science- A "Feely Box" will be added to the science center.  Students are invited to put their hands in the holes of the box and identify the object using only their sense of touch. 

Math- Students will be able to sort objects by color, size, shape, and texture.


Library- Students are invited to look at our classroom books and discuss what they see with their peers.


Writing- Students will be able to write letters in shaving cream and discuss how it feels.


Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.




Some of the books we will read this week are:


  •            My Five Senses by Aliki
  •       Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley


Reminders / Notices:

  •  Please fill it out and return the parent questionnaire that was handed out as soon as possible.
  •    Children are invited to wear their Halloween costume to school on Tuesday, October 31st!



Link to Weekly Lesson Plan

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