Week of January 25th in Pre-K 1

Hi Everyone,


We had a great week at school. We were able to play outside in the snow on Wednesday and Thursday. The children had a lot of fun sledding, making snow angels & snow balls and shoveling. As we came up the stairs to the playground on Thursday it was actually snowing and one of the children exclaimed "it is a winter wonderland". We were able to enjoy Mrs. T's music on Thursday too. It was too cold to play outside today but we had a lot of fun doing an indoor obstacle course.


Our Reading Street Book this week was A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle. "A hermit crab who has outgrown his old shell moves into a new one, which he decorates and enhances with the various sea creatures he meets in his travels." Our Reading Song was I'm a Little Hermit Crab. Our vocabulary words were crab, decorate, empty, shell, inside and outgrown.


Our Letter of the Week was P. Our song was Pip the Parrot.


We also read Winter Rabbit by by Patrick Yee.


Other activities in our classroom this week were:


Discovery: Keys and locks...the children worked hard to find the correct key to unlock each lock.


Project Table: Snowman crafts.....we made name snowmen. The children wrote each letter of their name on a snowball and made a snowman out of them. They really enjoyed this and we went from name snowmen to snowmen out of all different size snowballs. It was great to see what everyone came up with.

Hermit Crab Craft....the children painted their shell with sponges & stamped their hand to make a hermit crab. These were drying today and will be put together on Monday.


Art Easel: Finger painting and cookie cutter painting. The children dipped snowflake and snowmen cookie cutters into white paint and created a winter scene.

Math: Shape Sorter...the children were sorting by shape, color, or making a pattern.

Listening Center: William's Winter Nap by Linda Ashman.


Sensory Boxes: The children's sensory boxes were filled with all different materials (textured paper, straws, pipe cleaners and shredded paper) to cut.


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


Valentine's Day Info ❤


Valentine's Day is on Sunday, February 14th. We will be celebrating at school on Friday, February 12th. We will be exchanging valentines in our classroom. We have 9 children in our class. As far as delivering cards it is easiest if you send in the valentines just signed by who it is from and leave the "to" blank. We are a nut-free school and are asking that food and candy not be sent with the valentines. Stickers, tattoos, pencils, etc are a good alternative if you would like.


Also, please send in a Valentine mailbox for your child. The children can make this out of a box (tissue box/shoebox) or bag. Please make sure to put your child's name on their mailbox. Feel free to even put their picture on it. Have fun making it! If you have any questions, just let me know.


I hope you have a great weekend!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Kelley


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