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Week 3 in Pre-K 1

Hi Everyone,

We ended a great week with an extended recess and also a picnic lunch on our playground today! The children were very excited.

On Monday, we started our Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum. We will not be going in alphabetical order because the curriculum is designed to teach the letters by stroke. First are the vertical and horizontal letters. L was our letter this week. The children were all very excited for Show & Tell and to learn to sign letter L. Our song this week was Lazy Lefty Lion.

The Reading Street curriculum is a hit too! By request of the class, I read our book Dig! (by Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha) again today. In this story, "Mr. Rally and his faithful dog, Lightning, have a busy day ahead of them, but they don't mind. What could be more fun than using a big yellow backhoe to build a pool at the school and a drain for the rain? Follow Mr. Rally through his day as he travels around town, counting from one to five in an irresistible refrain."

Our song to go along with our book was We're Working Together. Our Amazing Words were backhoe, dig, playground, jobs, bridge and pool. A lot of building/construction was going on both inside and outside of our classroom this week. I have attached some pictures for you to see!

The other books we read this week were Preschool To The Rescue by Judy Sierra and LMNO Peas by Keith Baker.

Our Centers this week:

Writing Table: Dry Erase Boards, L Booklets & L Worksheets

Discovery Table: Magnet Building

Math Table: Measuring with cubes...what is longer, what is shorter?

Art Easel: Painting fall pictures with q-tips and then painting a Lion with forks

Art Table: Ladybug craft (threading pipe cleaners, painting plate, adding eyes and spots)

Lamb Craft (the children used the "nail polish glue" to paint glue on their paper and use cotton balls & pieces to make a lamb).

Listening Center: Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney.

I hope you all have a great weekend!


Mrs. Kelley


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