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April Awesomeness in Pre-K 2!

Good afternoon Pre-K 2 families,


The children seem to be enjoying learning about Eric Carle's illustration process. We got to try out some new painting techniques again this week. Eric Carle's books usually have predictable text with each page having many of the same phrases. Because of this, I have been reading the story to them one day and having them "read" the story the next day. It is a great first step in learning how to read.


Mrs. G came to visit us again this week. She brought instruments and we got to play them to the Teddy Bear Song. This morning Mr. G came to read us a story outside. It was a beautiful day for a silly story on the playground. Thanks for coming!



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.


This week at MORNING MEETING:

Stories: "Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle and “Little Cloud" by Eric Carle.

Skills: handwriting the letter R, Reading Street Song for letter R, finding the letter R, print awareness and syllable counting, listening for the /r/ sound in each other's names


Here's what's happening at CENTERS:

Art- 2-step painting and cutting process for creating animals from our Brown Bear story, tissue paper collage stars and drawing with crayon bundles 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 R, tracing papers, blank books for writing and drawing

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

Math- magnatiles

Science- sink the egg challenge and puzzles

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


A reminder that there is no school next week for April Break. I hope you all have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing your little ones on Monday, April 24th!


Warmly,

Brenda Daday



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