Saturday, January 2, 2016

Week of January 4th!

Welcome Back!

Happy New Year!!!  I hope everyone had a peaceful and relaxing break.  School resumes this Monday, January 4th!

January – The Study of Balls!

For the next six weeks, students will learn about balls.  As we investigate this topic, we will work together to find the answers to our theme questions.  Some of the questions include: Do all balls bounce?, What makes balls move?, Who uses balls?, and What are balls made of?

Some of the books we will be reading this week are:
       The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone
       The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
       Bounce by Doreen Cronin

Lessons and activities for the theme:

Math – Students will be able to sort different sizes of balls.
Art – Children will be able to draw balls or construct a sphere out of paper.
Blocks – Students will have balls of various sizes and be able to construct ramps to roll the balls.
Pretend Play – Students will have balls added to pretend play to 'play ball' with he dolls and each other. 
Writing- Students will be able to draw a picture of what they learned from the classroom read-aloud regarding balls.  
Science - Students will be able to construct ramps of different heights to see how fast a ball will roll.

       On Thursday January 7, there will be a PreK Parent Workshop regarding ‘Positive Parenting’.  Ms. Nancy Dubin MSW from Thera-Care will be doing the presentation in the Parent Conference Room.  Please let me know if you are coming so that appropriate seating may be arranged.
       This Friday January 8th, UPK classes will be dismissed at 3:00.

Recommended Home to School Connection:
Universal Handwriting book:
Monday – Page 49
Tuesday – Page 50
Wednesday – Page 51
Thursday – Page 52

Friday - Have a great weekend!

I have attached the link to my lesson plans if you would like to view them at home! Link to Lesson Plans

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