Saturday, September 16, 2017

Week of September 18th!

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 
       Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes by Eric Litwin 

Reminders / Notices:
  • School will be CLOSED on Tuesday, September 19th, for a teacher conference day.
  • Friday, September 22nd, is class picture day!  Students are to wear full Pre-K For All Uniform.
  • Please bring in a picture of your family for us to hang in our classroom!

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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