Jumping Through January in Pre-K 2!
Good afternoon Pre-K 2 families,
Another busy week at school! We enjoyed a visit from Mrs. G. This week she brought her ukulele, read us the book “Bear Snores On” and taught us a teddy bear song. Thanks for visiting Mrs. G!
Looking ahead to Valentine’s Day:
-On Tuesday, February 14th we will be having a special snack to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Please be on the lookout for a sign-up sheet in the hallway for snack items if you’d like to donate.
-The children will also be decorating mail bags in school. Your child may bring in valentines to deliver to to their friends if they’d like.
-We have 12 children total in our class.
-IMPORTANT: No food can be included with the valentines.
-Valentines should be brought to school on Tuesday, 2/14
- Please do not write the names of individual children on the cards, only sign the “from” portion. This will make delivering easier.
- Any questions? Feel free to reach out! Thanks!
This week at MORNING MEETING:
Stories: "Curious George Builds an Igloo" by H. A. Rey
Book Skills Focus: What is the title of the book? What clues does the cover give you about what the title is?
Skills: visual discrimination letter sort (Does your letter have a big line?), sorting objects by more than one attribute
Seeds of STEM: We used our new vocabulary (water, ice, hot, cold, melting) while we were playing on the playground. The children noticed that when ice melts, it turns to water. They also discovered that ice is slippery and if you bang it with something hard it cracks.
Here's what's happening at CENTERS:
Art- puffy paint snowmen, igloo art, painting snowflakes at the easel
Blocks- plastic cups, igloos, ice and water mats, snowballs, animals
Dramatic Play- Woodworking and Construction with tools, workbench, Styrofoam and golf tees for hammering, wood blocks
Writing/Library- books about winter, Handwriting without Tears materials for practicing the letter I, tracing letters, drawing and writing on the chalkboard
Playdough: blue playdough with rollers, scissors, penguins, gems and mini erasers
Math- building quantities to 10 with snowballs and ice cubes
Science- pipe builders, wooden sticks and connectors
Sensory Table- blue plastic beads, ice bergs, arctic animals, cups, shovels