Sunday, April 10, 2016

Week of April 11th!

 April – The Study of Trees!

For the next 6 weeks, students will learn about trees.  As we investigate this topic, we will work together to find the answers to our theme questions.  Some of the questions include: What food comes from trees?  Who lives in trees? Who takes care of trees?

Some of the books we will be reading this week are:

• Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel
• Trees Count by Trish Holland
• The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
• Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger

Lessons and activities for the theme:

Math – Students will have leaves to measure their height.
Art – Children will have access to paint materials, leaves, and pinecones to draw trees and make leaf or pinecone prints.
Blocks – Students will be able to create trees from the different types of blocks in the block center.
Pretend Play– Students will have materials to create a home from trees.
Writing/ iPad- Students will be able to play learning games related to the theme on the iPad.
Library- Students will have access to books about trees.
Science - Students will be able to observe sample tree materials with magnifying glasses.
Sensory Table - Sand and Water


 Parent – Teacher Conferences are on Friday, April 22nd from 1p.m. to 7p.m.  Class will dismiss at 12:00!!

Recommended Home to School Connection:

Universal Handwriting books:
 Monday – Page 18  
Tuesday – Page 19 
Wednesday – Page 20   
Thursday – Page 21  
Friday - Have a great weekend!

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