Saturday, September 17, 2016

Week of September 19th!

Theme for the month:
Welcome to Pre-K!

Goals for student understanding by the end of the unit:
• My classroom and program are safe places where I learn, play and have fun.
• I am an important member of my classroom community; my thoughts, needs, ideas and abilities matter.
• The teachers and other adults at my program keep me safe, care about me and support my learning.
• In my classroom I use materials carefully and make choices about where I work and play.
• Classroom rules and routines help me learn and stay safe.

Lessons and activities for the theme:

Blocks- Children are encouraged to use blocks to build buildings they are familiar with such as those they live in or visit often. 
Pretend Play- Children are invited to explore the dramatic play area and use the props and clothing provided. 
Art- Children are invited to create art in the art area to decorate the dramatic play area, or home. Students can hang their art in the dramatic play area. 
Science- Mirrors will be added to the science center for children to explore and discuss what they see. 
Math- A picture of each child will be cut apart, thus creating a puzzle. Students are invited to assemble their own puzzles and their peers’ puzzles as well. 
Library- Students are able to read books from the classroom library to the puppets that are provided.
Writing/Technology- Weekly learning games on iPads are provided.  
Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.

Some of the books we will read this week are:

       On Monday When It Rained by Cherryl Kachenmeister
       Monsters Love School by Mike Austin
       Pete the Cat: Rocking in my New School Shoes by Eric Litwin

Reminders / Notices:

  • Please bring in a picture of your family for us to hang on our window!

Recommended Home School Connection!

Monday – Math News Worksheet.
Tuesday – Universal Handwriting Book pages 2 and 3
Wednesday - Universal Handwriting Book pages 4 and 5
Thursday - Universal Handwriting Book pages 6 and 7
Friday – Have a Great Weekend!

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