Monday, May 2, 2016

Week of May 2nd!

May – The Study of Trees!

For the next 3 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
       Growing Trees by Judith Bauer Stamper
       Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel
       Henny Penny by Bonnie Dobkin

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


        Wednesday, May 4th is Star Wars Day!  Children are invited to come to school dressed as their favorite Star Wars Character!  There will be a costume contest in the gym at 9:00 a.m.  Parents are invited!
        Wednesday, May 11th, is our Spring Show!  Parents are invited to come watch the children sing a song about springtime!!

Recommended Home to School Connection:
Universal Handwriting books:
Monday – Page 30
Tuesday – Page 31
Wednesday – Page 32
Thursday – Page 33
Friday - Have a great weekend!

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