Welcoming 2023 in Pre-K 2!
Good afternoon Pre-K 2 families,
Happy New Year! I can't believe 2023 is already here. I hope that you all had a wonderful winter break. We got right back to work at school this week. The children did a wonderful job remembering the rules and routines of our classroom. This month, we will be focusing on our second unit in the Seeds of STEM science curriculum: Ice and Water
MORNING MEETING will look a little different moving forward. The children are able to attend for a longer period of time, so I will be teaching specific literacy, math, science and social/emotional skills during our meeting. THANK YOU for making an effort to get your children to school on time. I truly appreciate it!
This week at MORNING MEETING:
Stories: "Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice" by Steve Metzger, "Plenty of Penguins" by Sonia W. Black
Book Skills Focus: What is the title of the book?
Skills: letter recognition, extending patterns, numeral recognition
Here's what's happening at CENTERS:
Art- winter process art with paint, glue and glitter, fingerpainting 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 H, winter vocabulary word hunt, drawing and writing on the chalkboard
Playdough: blue playdough with rollers, scissors, penguins, gems and mini erasers
Math- shape matching snowflakes at the magnet board and counting/patterning with wooden pegs and pegboards Science- arctic animal matching sensory bins
Sensory Table- water, icebergs, penguins, cups, water droppers
Thank you for taking the time to read about our week. If you ever have any questions, please reach out. Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing your little ones on Monday!