Theme for the Unit:
Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
- There are many types of lights in our homes and our cities.
- Light helps us see and stay warm.
- Light helps plants grow.
- When there is little or no light it is dark. Shadows appear when an object blocks light.
Lessons and activities for the week:
Blocks- Students are invited to explore how they might use blocks and a flashlight to create shadow letters.
Pretend Play- Sunglasses will be added to Pretend Play. Students are encouraged to discuss when and where they would wear sunglasses.
Art- Clear contact paper and tissue paper will be added to the art center in order for students to make "stained glass windows."
Science- Students will be able to sort animals into the two categories of nocturnal vs. diurnal.
Math- Students will be able to match shape manipulatives with their shadow.
Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, light.
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:
- The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
- Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
- Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Recommended Home School Connection:
Monday – Math Newsletter
Tuesday - Universal Handwriting Book pages 41 and 42
Wednesday - Universal Handwriting Book pages 43 and 44
Thursday - Universal Handwriting Book pages 45 and 46
Friday – Have a great weekend!
Reminders / Notices:
- Tuesday is Hippie Day! Children are invited to come to school dressed as a hippie.
- Thursday is Dr. Seuss Day! Children are invited to come to school dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss Character.
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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