Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Preschool News Week of February 20-24

What We've Been Learning:

Whole Group Learning:

Read it Again:  Dog Breath.  Our goals for this story are to understand and use new words describing aspects of books and print, to talk about the meaning of new words, including how words can have more than one meaning (breathtaking, breathless and 'lose your breath'), to produce words that share a rhyming pattern, and to produce a personal story that has a clear beginning, middle and end.

Creative Curriculum:  The Little Red Hen.  The goals for this reading are to recall the characters and the problem, expand vocabulary to included hoed and kneaded, and to comment on and answer comprehension questions.

Small Group Learning:

  • Jumping Beans number identification game
  • Geoboard shape building
  • Journals focusing on using jolly phonics letter sounds to write words describing our drawings
  • Counting boxes with a partner
  • Silly names alliteration game
  • Patterns
  • Jolly Phonics: Bb

Center Time Learning:

Blocks: Marbleworks
Sensory: Kidfetti
Dramatic Play: Carnival
Art: waterpainting
Library: Humpty Dumpty flannel board

Reminders: 

Preschool/Alternative Kindergarten/Kindergarten Registration is Monday, March 6 in the Keystone Elementary Library from 4:30-6:30.  You will need to bring proof of age and a copy of current immunizations.  

Parent Teacher Conferences: Yesterday a sheet with information regarding conferences was sent home.  Please sign up for a conference date at your earliest convenience as times fill up quickly.  Preschool conferences will be March 8 and March 13.  

Spring Break: March 15-19.  Classes will resume March 20.

Please Enjoy Pictures of Our Learning:

Benton County Naturalists came to visit our classroom and shared with us information about Bats. 
 I was very proud of the respectful behavior our preschoolers demonstrated and the interest they showed in learning.  

























 Building shapes with Geoboards
 Using our jolly phonics sounds to write words about our drawings in our journals.
 Playing Jumping Beans to work on Number Recognition.  




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Preschool News Week of February 13-17

What We've Been Learning:

Whole Group Learning:

Read it Again:  The Recess Queen.  Our learning goals for this story are to understand and use new words describing aspects of books and print, to understand and use new words representing feelings (intimidated, cheerful and excited), to identify when two words share the same first sound, and to produce a fictional story that has a setting and characters.

Creative Curriculum:  We are beginning a new study on Balls this week.  We read the story The Little Red Hen and will read Have a Ball.  We will participate in a discussion about different types of balls to include descriptions of each.  

Small Group Learning:

  • Valentine Measuring Activity with a partner
  • Which One Doesn't Belong Card Game
  • Same Sound Sort
  • Action Heart Valentine Game
  • Valentine Chocolates Counting Game with a partner
  • Valentine Bingo
  • Journals
  • Jumping Beans Letter Identification Game
  • Balls Discussion on chart paper
  • Jolly Phonics: Ff

Center Time Learning:

Our students are really enjoying the new Carnival Center.  Great opportunities to work together on turn taking, sharing and using caring language with our friends.  

Reminders:

February 20: No School

Please Enjoy Pictures of Our Learning: