Sunday, April 17, 2016

Week of April 18th!

 April – The Study of Trees!

For the next 5 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:

• The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
• Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel
• When the Monkeys Came Back by Kristine L. Franklin
• Henny Penny by Bonnie Dobkin


   • Parent – Teacher Conferences are on Friday, April 22nd from 1p.m. to 7p.m.  Class will dismiss at 12:00!!
   • Wednesday, May 4th is Star Wars Day!  Children are invited to come to school dressed as their favorite Star Wars Character!

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

Recommended Home to School Connection:
Universal Handwriting books:
 Monday – Page 22   
Tuesday – Page 23 
Wednesday – Page 24  
Thursday – Page 25 
Friday - Have a great weekend!

Link to Weekly Lesson Plan

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