Sunday, January 1, 2017

Week of January 3rd!

Theme for the Unit:
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:
  •    Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty
  • The Napping House by Audrey Wood

Recommended Home School Connection:

Tuesday – Universal Handwriting Book pages 74 and 75
Wednesday – Universal Handwriting Book pages 76 and 77
Thursday - Universal Handwriting Book pages 78 and 79
Friday – Have a great weekend!

Reminders / Notices:

·      School resumes on January 3rd. 
·      School will be CLOSED on Monday January 16th for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.
·      School is CLOSED on Thursday, January 26th for Teacher Conference Day.

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

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