Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Break

Christmas Break 


I hope you take the opportunity to enjoy and relax with your families over break.  I would also like to encourage you to continue to practice rhyming words, upper and lower case letter recognition, letter sound recognition, syllables, counting and number recognition.  Preschool will be completing the winter IGDIs testing for 4 year old preschool students the week of January 24.  We will be assessing rhyming, picture naming, which one doesn't belong, sound identification, and alliteration.  Alliteration will be new this time around.  For alliteration, we will be asking students to find the picture that starts with the sound that I say.  For example there may be a picture of a fox and a dog on a page and I will say, which picture starts with the sound fffff and they will need to point to or say that picture.  I am so excited to see the growth we have made and want to make sure that they practice over break to prevent losing any skills.  :)  If you have any questions regarding the testing, please let me know.

Please enjoy pictures of our cookie decorating: 
















Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Preschool News Week of December 19-22

What We've Been Learning:

Whole Group Learning:

We read the books: The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, and Llama Llama Holiday Drama.  In our readings we identified concepts of print, rhyming words and focused on identifying the sounds that words start with especially those we have learned in Jolly Phonics.  


Small Group Learning:

  • Cooking: Decorating Sugar Cookies
  • Christmas playdoh mats
  • Creating Pattern strips by cutting and gluing paper.
  • Christmas roll and record graphing

Center Time Learning:

We will be moving on to a new topic of study in January....clothing!  A letter will be sent home explaining more in January!


Reminders:

Early out schedule on Thursday, December 22.  This is a pajama day!

8:15-10:15 AM Class
11:15-1:00 PM Class (Please bring a sack lunch).

Christmas break will be from December 23-Jan. 2.  Classes resume Jan. 3.  

Please have a safe and blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!  


Enjoy Pictures of our FUN!  

Ice Skating with paper plates for Indoor Recess last Friday.







 Math Christmas Roll and Record Game with a partner.


 Creating patterns!
















  Jolly Phonics: Letter D





 Christmas Playdoh Mats!