May – The Study of Trees!
For the next 2 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
• Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie
• Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
• Pablo's Tree by Pat Mora
• 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 11th, is our Spring Show! Parents are invited to come watch the children sing a song about springtime at 9 a.m. !! Children are asked to wear yellow on Wednesday.
Recommended Home to School Connection:
Universal Handwriting books:
Monday – Page 34
Tuesday – Page 35
Wednesday – Page 36
Thursday – Page 37
Friday - Have a great weekend!