Friday, May 13, 2016

Week of May 16th!

May – The Study of Trees!

For the next week, 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:

     •       Pablo's Tree by Pat Mora
       Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
       A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell DePalma
       A Tree is For... by Judith Bauer Stamper 

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 the daily changes of their individual catepilliars with magnifying glasses.
Sensory Table - Sand and Water


      • School will be closed on Friday, May 27th and Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.

      • School will be CLOSED every Friday in June!

      • Pre-K 4 Graduation is Wednesday, June 22nd at 11:00p.m!  Children are to come to school at 11:00 on the 22nd

Recommended Home to School Connection:
Universal Handwriting books:
Monday – Page 38
Tuesday – Page 39
Wednesday – Page 40
Thursday – Page 41
Friday - Have a great weekend!

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