Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Preschool News Week of March 28-April 1

What we are learning:

Read it Again:  The Very Sleepy Sloth
Print Knowledge: We continue to work on assuring students recognize the difference between letters and words.

Vocabulary: We are working on words that have more than one meaning.  Our target words are spring and swing.  

Narrative: We are working on producing a personal story that has a clear beginning, middle and end.  

Phonological Awareness: We are working on producing a word that starts with a specific sound.  

Additional Children's Literature: Spring Changes and  Mouse's First Spring

Jolly Phonics Letter: Yy

New Centers:  
Dramatic Play: Kitchen 
Blocks: Cardboard Blocks
Sensory: Fun Foam
Discovery: Kaleidoscopes
LED Light Table: Construct a Letter

Small Groups: 1.  Beginning sounds file folder games with partners (students match a picture with a letter that has the same beginning sound 2. Counting boxes with partners: we placed numbers in order and counted objects to match each number 3. Eye color graphing 4. Jolly Phonics Book (4yr. old class) 5. Read it Again  

 Next week: Foot Measuring, Letter Sounds Matching Game, and Name Writing Assessment.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Preschool News Week of March 21-24

IMPORTANT:  School will be dismissing early on Thursday, March 24 at 1:00 for Professional Development.  The preschool schedule will be as follows: AM class will meet from 8:15-10:15 and the PM class will meet from 11:15-1:05.  Buses will still run, but at different times.  *****PM class should bring a sack lunch to school on this day!*****

What we are learning:
Children's Literature: Jelly Bean and the Unbreakable Egg, Happy Easter, Little Critter, Happy Easter Mouse!  

New Centers:  
Dramatic Play: Kitchen 
Blocks: Dinosaurs
Sensory: Alphabet upper and lower case eggs matching in Easter grass. 

Small Groups:
1.  Easter measuring with a partner 2.  Counting Eggs Sight Reader (we continue to practice number writing) 3.  Eggcellent Rhyming match ups with a partner 4.  Easter Math Roll and Record Game 5.  Easter Playdoh Mats 6.  Cooking: Rice Krispie Eggs

Next week: We will resume Read it Again and Jolly Phonics next week.  We will continue to work on identifying Beginning Sounds with partner games and working on counting boxes and number identification.
Easter Measuring Activity

Working on our Counting Eggs Emergent Reader

Eggcellent Rhyming Match Up Game

Easter Roll and Record with Numbers, Ten Frames and Dice