Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Preschool News: Week of Oct. 20-23

What we've been learning:  This week in our Read it Again series, we are reading the book: Clifford Goes to Dog School.  For our print knowledge lesson we learned that we start on the left when we read and go to the right.  We used color coding by placing a green dot at the beginning of a sentence to reinforce this concept.  In vocabulary, we worked on understanding and using words which describe things and actions (adjectives and adverbs).  Students looked at pictures of different kinds and sizes of dogs and used adjectives to discuss how dogs were alike/different.  For phonological awareness we focused on identifying when two words share a rhyming pattern with the -og word family: dog, hog, log.  Many are grabbing the concept of rhyming which is exciting to see.  For narrative we used concept mapping to identify key features in our story.  We identified characters, setting and what happened in our story.  Students were asked to recall events to add to our web focusing on what happened in the beginning, middle and ending.  In our Incredible Flexible You series, we are finishing up our Body in the Group which has been great to remind kids of where they need to be when they are a part of a group.

Here is a picture of our narrative activity (concept mapping):

Jolly Phonics Letters: N  

Halloween Party:  We will be having a Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 29 in order to allow both 3 & 4 Year olds to participate in the fun.  On this day, students are allowed to wear their costumes to school.  They will be wearing them the entire preschool day.  We will not be changing into costumes or changing out of costumes.  So please have your students wear their costumes to school if they would like to wear it the entire day, but they are not required to do so.

Monday, Oct. 26: I have a class at Grantwood AEA in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Oct. 26  that I am taking with the Atkins preschool teachers and will not be at school.  My substitute is Katie Kiebach.

Here are a few pictures of finger painting pumpkins this week.  We mixed the colors red and yellow to make orange!


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