Sunday, May 8, 2016

Week of May 9th!

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 11this 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!

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