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Feeling Thankful in 5 Day Pre-K!

Hi Everyone,

Our Reading Street book this week was another book from our Transportation Unit. We talked alot about the 3 ways to land, by air or by sea. Our story was The Big Trip by Valeri Gorbachev. "What could be more fun than a big trip? Pig can't wait to go, but Goat is worried. How will Pig get there? Bicycles are unsteady, horses can throw you off. Cars can break down and trains get stuck in tunnels. A trip can be no vacation at all...but leave it to Pig to send Goat's worries packing and turn tricky travel into smooth sailing!"

We also talked about "big trips" that we had been on and what way we traveled to get there.

Our Reading Street song was Let's Take A Big Trip. Our vocabulary words were land, plane, ship, hot-air balloon, trip and tunnel.

Mr. G (Mrs. Renoni's Dad) was in to visit with us on Monday. He read the book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

We also read Around the Table That Granddad Built by Melanie Heuiser Hill and Give That Back Jack by Phil Roxbee-Cox. We were lucky to have Madison Lay, a Jack and Jill alumnus, come read to our class!

It was our second week learning about Letter C. Our song was Can You Sit on the Cot? We continued talking about how making C strokes will help us to draw circles and make other letters too. These letters are O, Q, G & S. The children were very excited to meet the Magic C Bunny. We practiced making the letter C in the air and sang along to the Magic C Song with the bunny.

Math Table: Sorting transportation vehicles

Art Easel: Transportation stamps & markers

Transportation stickers and crayones

Discovery Table: This table was closed again this week for assessments.

Project Table: Turkey Puppets-brown paper bag, pieces for face and feathers. The children were excited to make their own puppets after meeting the Magic C puppet this week.

Coffee Filter Turkey-The children turned a clothes pin into the turkey's face. Then they colored on a coffee filter with markers. Next, they sprayed the filter with water & there was much excitement watching what happened. The following day they clipped the clothes pin to the filter.

Turkey Hat-each child made a turkey hat to wear for our Friendship Feast on Monday.

Listening Center: Thanksgiving For Emily Ann by Teresa Johnston

Looking ahead to next week, we will only have school on Monday and Tuesday. Because of the short week, we will not be having a Letter of the Week or Show & Tell.

Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Kelley


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