Hello December in Pre-K 1!
I wanted to thank you for taking the time for conferences on Monday. It was nice to have the opportunity to discuss your children.
The children were very excited about the new centers for December. Our Pretend Center has changed to a Post Office. There is stationary, cards, envelopes, stickers and writing utensils. The children were very busy making mail to bring home and making deliveries to their friend's mailboxes. We have such a kind classroom of children!
The Sensory Table now has water beads, scoopers, containers to fill and sifters to use.
Our Reading Street book this week was Subway by Anastasia Suen. "A rush of air, a car is there, hop, hop, hop on the subway. Come along for the ride as a little girl and her mother hop on the subway. From spinning turnstiles and musicians performing on the platform to people hopping off and on and lights flashing past in the tunnels, the sights and sounds of the subway have an energy all of their own." Our song was Let's Travel in the City. Our vocabulary words were subway, hurry, stair, cars, ride and stop.
We also read The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth and The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray. The children really enjoyed both of these stories.
We reviewed the letters of the alphabet that we have learned so far this year.....L, T, F, E, H, U, C and O.
Other activities in our classroom this week were:
Discovery: Microscopes...the children were able to look at slides and even draw what they saw.
Math: How many monkeys are jumping on the bed? Counting/Identifying Numbers...put the clip on the correct number of monkeys on each card.
Project Table: On Tuesday and Wednesday there was free art. On Thursday and Friday, the children made gingerbread people.
Art Easel: Painting with Q-tips
Looking ahead our Letter of the Week will be Q. Show & Tell will be on Wednesday.
Have a great weekend!