Sunday, December 11, 2016

Week of December 12th!

Theme for the month:
Where We Live!

Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
·      Homes are the places where we live.
·      Animals and people have many different types of homes.
·      Some animals live with people.
·      People and animals make homes.

Lessons and activities for the week:

Blocks- Pictures of different types of homes and buildings will be posted in block center and students are invited to build the homes in the pictures or similar homes.
Pretend Play- Students can pretend play is a room in a home and are invited to play in and take care of the room. 
Art- Students will be supplied with popsicle sticks in order for them to create a home by gluing sticks onto paper.
Science- Multiple pictures of animals and their homes will be provided in science center for students to match.
Math- Lincoln Logs will be available for students to build homes.
Library- Students are incouraged to look at two non-fiction books about homes and compare and contrast what they see.
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:

      A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
      The ABC Book of American Homes by Michael Shoulders

Recommended Home School Connection:

Monday - Math News Worksheet
Tuesday – Universal Handwriting Book pages 64 and 65
Wednesday – Universal Handwriting Book pages 66 and 67
Thursday - Universal Handwriting Book pages 68 and 69
Friday - Have a Great Weekend!

Reminders / Notices:

·      Parents are invited to our annual Holiday Show on December 14th at 9:00 a.m.
·      There is NO AFTER-SCHOOL on Friday, December 16th.
·      Christmas Break is from December 22nd – January 3rd!

If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that can not be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the

Help Line at 888-227-8175

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