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Hey May in Pre-K 2!

Good afternoon Pre-K 2 families,


Despite the gloomy weather this week, thankfully we were still able to get outside. Mrs. G came to visit us on Monday to paint our hands. She is working on a special Jack and Jill quilt! The children enjoyed exploring the new center materials surrounding our May Theme: Spring Things!


DRINKS: With warmer weather, comes thirsty children. We do have some bottled water at school but it might be a good idea to send your child with a separate drink for snack and lunch. This is especially important if your child does not drink water, as that is the only extra drink we have at school. On very warm days, I let them bring their water bottles outside during recess because they run a lot and get thirsty. Thanks for your help in keeping them hydrated!


THANK YOU to Vada's and Catherine's moms for helping to make our classroom door so beautiful! Thank you to all our wonderful families for making the teachers feel so special this week. We truly appreciate our Jack and Jill Family!


This week at MORNING MEETING:

Stories: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle, "A Butterfly is Born" (a nonfiction book) by Melvin Berger

Skills: handwriting the letter A, Reading Street Song for letter A, finding the letter A, learning the difference between letters, words and sentences, matching 3-D shapes


Small Group Activities:

* Matching dominos to numerals.

* Sorting coins.

* Sorting 3-D shapes (geometric solids)


Here's what's happening at CENTERS:

Art- using paper and glue to create caterpillars, butterfly collages and watercolor butterflies and Hungry Caterpillar coloring at the easel

Blocks- magnatiles, wood blocks, emergency vehicles, wooden people, ponies

Dramatic Play- Camping with sleeping bag, grill, campfire and smores, and lots of yummy picnic food

Writing/Library- books about caterpillars, butterflies, lemonade, watermelon and other spring things, Handwriting without Tears materials for letter A, mazes

Playdough: purple playdough, flower cutters, rollers, scissors, butterfly and flower gems

Math- pattern practice with fruit counters and fruit pattern mats

Science- fairy garden sensory bins

Sensory Table- planting flowers with split peas, shovels, pots, fake flowers, rakes, watering cans


There is a lot happening this month, so please make sure to read Mrs. Lay's May newsletter (went home in backpacks on Monday). If you have any questions, please reach out to me so I can help! Have a fabulous weekend!


Warmly,

Brenda Daday



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