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Playful Discoveries in 5 Day Pre-K!

Hi Everyone,


What a great week we had!  On Monday, we were lucky enough to have Bryson's Uncle come visit our school. His name is Rick Billings and he is the author and illustrator of The Tragic Tale of Mr. Moofs. He read us his book and explained how the story of Mr. Moofs came about. He showed us sketches he drew when he was a kid and explained how making simple shapes helps in making pictures. He drew a picture of a character right in front of the children showing each shape he made. It is on display in our classroom. Some of the children in our class told him how they had made books in our classroom and what their stories were about. He suggested making a story about the character he drew for us.

Our Field Trip was so much fun on Wednesday.  The children did a wonderful job walking to and from the library. They really enjoyed looking around our city, checking out the storefronts and even the YMCA. Mrs. Brown talked to our class about the library and her job. She read The Library by Sarah Stewart. The children were able to pick out a book and check it out with their new library card! We had a picnic snack outside and then played on the play structure. I think it was a hit as one child told me "this is the best day ever". Thank you very much to the chaperones who came with us!

Our Reading Street book this week was Over In the Meadow by Olive Wadsworth. "Over in the meadow in the sand and the sun lived an old mother turtle and her little turtles one. So begins this classic nursery poem, a favorite counting rhyme for generations of children." The children had fun counting along.

Our vocabulary words were sand, hole, beehive, meadow, barn and nest. Our Reading Street Song was Living In The Meadow.

We also read Clark The Shark Lost and Found by by Bruce Hale and A Butterfly is Born by Melvin Berger. We watched our classroom caterpillars as they ate, grew bigger and all but two were in their chrysalis by the they end of school on Friday.

Our Letter of the Week was X. Our Letter Sound Song was Xavier Fox Lives in a Box.

Our Pretend Center continues to be very busy with many meals being made and babies being taken care of.

Color sorting took over at the Sensory Table with a group of children deciding they were going to hunt for blue beads and put them in the large container. 

We had putty at the play-doh table. The children loved feeling the putty and stretching it. Many things were created. We also rolled it into a ball and guess wheat? It bounced. The children were excited to see how many times they could catch the ball they created as they bounced it.

At the Art Easel it was free art...white paper, crayons and markers were available.

Wind chimes were made at the Project Table. We also created caterpillars out of pom poms. The children were able to hole punch a leaf to show the bites their caterpillar ate.

At the Math Table the children worked on pattern puzzles.

Looking ahead, Show & Tell will be on Wednesday for Letter Y.


Mrs. Kelley


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