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A Week Before February Vacation in Pre-K 2!

Hello Pre K Families,

We had a great week! The children had a fantastic time celebrating friendship and loved exchanging Valentines on Monday!

This is what went on in the centers this week!

Dramatic Play- Grocery Store

Play dough- This month the playdough is bright purple with glitter. There are empty valentine chocolates containers to be filled with creations.

Discovery table- 10 Locks and many many keys…how many can you get open?

Art Easel-Water colors and dot paint markers.

Sensory Table- Valentines themed items to search for.

Art Table- This week at the art table the children could make a B-Bee, B-Binoculars ( the children searched our classroom for words with a letter B in them!) and B- Beaver

The Reading Street book this week was –Miss Mary Mack by Mary Ann Hoberman.

( Description of book from scholastic books)

“Everyone knows some version of this popular hand-clapping rhyme, in which Miss Mary Mack borrows 50 cents from her mother to watch an elephant jump so high over a fence that he reaches the sky and doesn't come back until the Fourth of July. But who has stopped to think what might happen when the ultimately gravitationally controlled elephant lands? Well, popular children's poet Mary Ann Hoberman thought about it, and her clever adaptation of the rhyme is a marvelous extension of the nonsensical fun. Appearing in the sky like a UFO, the elephant disrupts the neighborhood picnic (and makes a big hole in the backyard), but wins the heart of young Mary, who begs him to stay. The two live happily ever after in a world filled with hay dinners and peanut tea, and they jump the fence together, parachuting gently down into the backyard, which now sports an elephant-shaped swimming pool. “

The second time I read the book, the children were helping with the repeating part. They did a great job. We talked all about real vs pretend. I asked the children to come up with their own ending for the story, and we were amazed at the different endings they came up with!!

Have a wonderful vacation!!

**We will be moving on to diagonal letters when we return… next letter will be- R.

Show and tell will be on Tuesday.





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