Week of January 11th in Pre-K 1

Hi Everyone,


We had a great week in our classroom. So much fun that today someone said "maybe we should come to school every single day of the week, even Saturday and Sunday".


You may have heard, Our Reading Street Book this week was Miss Mary Mack by Mary Ann Hoberman & Nadine Bernard Westcott. This sing along book was a hit! The children also learned the clapping game to go along with this rhyme. Our Reading Street Song was It's Amazing. Our vocabulary words were fell, fence, jumped, people, screamed, and yard.


Our Letter of the Week was J. Our song was Jump, Jump, Jump for Joy.


We also read The Hat by Jan Brett and The Mitten by Jan Brett.


Other activities in our classroom this week were:


Discovery: Magnets-sticks and balls to build with. Houses, buildings, cars and a hose are just some of the things that were made.

Today, we had a jelly bean experiment. The children were very excited to see what happened to the jelly beans as they added water, watched and waited. There was a lot of excitement and everyone was able to check out the results but I will have it available on Tuesday for friends that didn't have a chance to do the experiment themselves.

Math: Numbered puzzle piece peg boards. .


Project Table: Snowflake craft.....coffee filters were folded and cut to make snowflakes. Some children chose to keep their snowflakes white and others used markers to create colorful snowflakes. They sprayed the coffee filter after coloring it to check out what happened.

J is for Jungle....peeling jungle animal stickers and creating a picture J is for Jewel.....gluing jewels on the letter J

And last but not least, today we had a craft to go along with our story The Mitten. There were the animals from the story which the children attached to popsicle sticks and put into the mitten. Some children filled their mitten with all the animals from the story, others picked just a couple. I told the children they could tell the story of The Mitten to their families with this craft. (It will be available again on Tuesday for anyone that did not have a chance to make one today.)


Art Easel: Water color painting. Our class sure likes to paint! Lots of beautiful snowflakes and mittens were created.

Listening Center: Footprints In The Snow by Mei Matsuoka.


Looking ahead our Letter of the Week will be D. Show & Tell will be on Wednesday.


Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Have a great weekend!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Kelley


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