Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Preschool News Week of January 30-February 3

What We've Been Learning:

Whole Group Learning:

Read it Again: The Mitten.  The learning objectives for this story are to understand and use new words describing aspects of books (illustrator, cover, title page) and print (word, letter, spell, read, write), to understand and use words representing thinking processes (think, decide), to identify when two words share the first sound, and to produce a fictional story that has a setting and characters. 

Creative Curriculum: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We focused on identifying and sequencing the major events in the story as well as exploring new vocabulary words and discussing various comprehension questions.  We also will read A Pocket for Corduroy.  In this story, we will discuss the title and make predictions on what the story will be about.  We will also discuss pockets on our clothing and why they are important.

Small Group Learning:

  • Memory Game
  • What's Missing Game
  • Alphabetical Order letter beads with a partner
  • Number Bingo
  • Number writing on magnet boards
  • Matching upper to lower case letter game
  • Measuring objects using non standard measuring tools
  • Making comparisons between objects using the following terms: bigger than, smaller than, and equal to.
  • Beginning Sounds Letter Chart
  • Jolly Phonics: Ll

Center Time Learning:

New Centers:
LED Light Table: color prism cubes
Blocks: Lincoln Logs
Flannel Board: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Sensory: Kinetic Sand/measuring and molding tools
Art: Water painting
Dramatic Play:  We will be voting on our new topic of study which will determine our next dramatic play center.


4 year old students: Please remember to return the Read it Again at Home books and baggies with activity cards upon reading the books at least three times with your students.  There are several who have not returned their first book that was sent home after Thanksgiving.  Upon returning, you will receive a new book to read with your child with activities shown to increase literacy skills. 

Upcoming Dates:
Feb. 10 No Preschool
Feb. 14 Valentine's Parties
Feb. 20 No School

February snack calendar is posted on our blog.

Valentine Card Exchange:  We will be having a class Valentine's Party on Feb. 14. Students may bring cards to exchange with their classmates.  Please, please, please do not write names in the to: space, only write who it is from.  This will make it so much easier to hand out. 

****Preschool is collecting cleaned, empty water bottles for an upcoming activity.  If you are able to donate, it would be appreciated.  I will need 42 water bottles.

Please Enjoy Pictures of our Learning:

Painting in Preschool!

 Small group learning: making trail mix!
 Alphabet game with Mrs. B
 Fine motor development with playdoh

 Practicing number writing on magnet boards

 Matching upper to lowercase letter game with a partner
 Number bingo with Mrs. Mehlert


Please have a great rest of your week and thank you so much for reading and viewing our blog!  Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

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