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April Adventures in Pre-K 2!

Good afternoon Pre-K 2 families,

Happy April! This month we will be learning a little bit about author and illustrator Eric Carle. We have read a couple of his books and the children seemed to be interested in how he made his illustrations. We will learn about his paper-painting and collage process and try out some new art techniques. Eric Carle‘s stories are bright and fun, which is a great way to start our Spring season. We had two visitors this week. Mrs. Lehane came to read us a silly story on Monday and Mrs. T brought her guitar on Tuesday. Thanks for visiting!

REQUEST: We will be exploring coins (quarter, dime, nickel, penny) after our April break. If you have some extra coins that we could borrow, we would appreciate it. The amount that you let us borrow will be returned, but exact coins will not.


Stories: "10 Little Rubber Ducks" and “Do You Want to be My Friend? by Eric Carle

Skills: handwriting the letter B, Reading Street Song for letter B, finding the letter B, print awareness and syllable counting, counting and matching quantity to numeral

Here's what's happening at CENTERS:

Art- painting big water papers for our bulletin board using different painting tools, painting ducks using rubber ducks, painting with plastic eggs 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 B, read-the-room Spring vocabulary hunt

Playdough: playdough, spring cookie cutters, rollers, scissors, mini erasers

Math- counting and turn-taking with the rubber duck race

Science- kinetic sand and eggs

Sensory Table- plastic grass, baby chicks, carrots, eggs, bunnies

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. See you all on Monday!


Brenda Daday


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