Saturday, September 24, 2016

Week of September 26!

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 week:

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:

      Chu’s First Day at School by Neil Gaiman
      It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw
      If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff

Recommended Home School Connection:

Monday – Math News Worksheet.
Tuesday – Universal Handwriting Book pages 8 and 9
Thursday - Universal Handwriting Book pages 10 and 11
Friday – Have a Great Weekend!

Reminders / Notices:

      School is closed this Wednesday, September 28th for teacher conference day.

  •    Picture day will be Monday, October 3rd.  Students can wear dress up clothes for their pictures!

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