Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Preschool News Week of April 25-29

What we are learning:

Read it Again:  Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Print Knowledge: We are working on recognizing some common sight words including environmental print.

Vocabulary:Our target words are roots and sprouts.  

Narrative: We wrote a class story titled Buster's Favorite Tree.  We made sure to include a beginning, middle and end.

Phonological Awareness: We continue to work on producing a word that starts with a specific sound.

Additional Children's Literature:  From Acorn to Oak Tree and  Carrots Grow Underground

Jolly Phonics Letter: We will be reviewing all of our letters and letter sounds we have learned this year until the end of the school year.

New Centers:  
Dramatic Play:  Subway
Blocks:  Trains 
Sensory:  Colored Macaroni 
Discovery:  LED Light Table

Small Groups:  Rhyming Rockets Game, Number Squeeze Game, Plant Journal, and Pizza Story Problems. 

 I am sending home a May calendar this week.  Here are the important dates for May:
May 20: NO PRESCHOOL: Step Up Day for current 4 Year Old Students: Mr. Junge will be sending out more information regarding this day.  Essentially it is a day for our 4 year olds to spend some time in Kindergarten or Alternative Kindergarten depending upon what you registered for this spring.
May 25: 4 Year Old Class Preschool Graduation: 6:30 PM Keystone Elementary Gym
Enjoying an ice cream sandwich at snack time!
 Tree Planting on Earth Day!

 Playing Number Squeeze: A number guessing game.

 Thanks for bringing in such a variety of seeds!

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