Adios April in Pre-K 2!
Good afternoon Pre-K 2 families,
We had a great first week back from our spring break. The children went right back to the routines of the classroom and seemed to have a lot of fun playing at school again. We've been having lots of fun playing outside at recess. The children have recently been playing group games such as Red Light, Green Light and What time is it Mr. Fox?
This week at MORNING MEETING:
Stories: "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth," "The Tiny Seed," and "Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?" by Eric Carle
Skills: handwriting the letter K, Reading Street Song for letter K, finding the letter K, print awareness and syllable counting, print awareness, letter sounds, counting syllables
Here's what's happening at CENTERS:
Art- painting and practicing cleaning the paintbrush, cutting and gluing and spring dot art at the easel
Blocks-wood blocks, cars, garage, dollhouse and dolls
Dramatic Play- Ice Cream Shop with ice cream cart, ice cream, cones, popsicles, dishes, menus, cash register
Writing/Library- Eric Carle books and books about Spring, Handwriting without Tears materials for practicing the letter K, tracing papers, blank books for writing and drawing
Playdough: putty with little people and animals to hide inside
Math- visual discrimination practice: using pictures as a guide to build with magnetic shapes
Science- fidget toys
Sensory Table- water beads, cups, shovels
It's hard to believe that the next time I see you it will be May! With a new month comes lots of new materials and activities. I can't believe this will be my last month with these kiddos. There is a lot of fun and learning to pack into this last month, and I can't wait to get started!