Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Preschool News Week of February 22-26

What we are learning:

Read it Again:  A Color of His Own By Leo Lionni
Print Knowledge:  We continue to describe aspects of books (such as illustrator, author, cover, title page) and of print (word, letter, spell, read and write.) 

Vocabulary: We are working on using words to describe things and actions (adjectives and adverbs).  The students drew a chameleon and had to use words to describe how they made their chameleon look (stripes, spotted, rainbow, etc.).

Narrative: We are working on producing personal stories that have a clear beginning, middle and end.  We discussed how the chameleon found a friend and we generated ideas on what we like to do with our friends.

Phonological Awareness:  We are working on producing words that share a rhyming pattern.  We used magnet letters and built words that had the rime -ad because the chameleon was sad that he didn't have his own color.  Each student got to choose a magnet letter to put in front of the letters -ad to make new words that rhymed with sad.  We did discuss real words vs. nonsense words as well.

Additional Children's Literature:  Body in the Group (Incredible Flexible You) and Commotion in the Ocean

Jolly Phonics Letter: Zz

Special Visitor:  Sue Lovik from Grantwood AEA will be visiting on Thursday to share her experiences scuba diving with the students.  She will be bringing her gear and pictures and videos of her experiences.  We are so excited for this visit!  

Next week:  I can't believe it will be March!  We will be working on journaling, exploring movement patterns, number recognition, measuring and making comparisons and counting items to match numbers.  

Reminder:  Preschool Family Fun Night is Thursday, March 3 from 6:00-7:30 in the Keystone Elementary Gym.  Please join us for fun family activities and snacks.    

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