Pre-K 2 Weekly Newsletter – 6.17

This week we discussed many things in nature that change or transform, including the weather and seasons, the metamorphosis of some insects, and animals that transform to camouflage themselves.  We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and compared this to non-fiction books about caterpillars and butterflies.  

At the Art Center we created butterfly blots and looked at the symmetry of their wings.

Weekly Letter 6.17.22

For our last week, we will continue to review our year in Pre-K through a series of challenges.

 

Pre-K 2 Weekly Newsletter 6.3

This week, we read the book When I was Little and discussed the many ways the girl in the book changed as she grew from baby to child. As a class we brainstormed a list of vocabulary words and ideas related to the main idea of the read aloud. We also built text-to-self connections by discussing the ways each of us change as we grow.

At the Writing Center children responded to our read aloud by drawing pictures and writing words to describe themselves “then” and “now.” Some of our ideas included talking, walking, gymnastics, eating different foods, and playing with different toys like bikes and scooters.

At the Math Center children used ribbon measured to their birth length to compare with objects around the classroom.  We really enjoyed seeing how small we were as babies and how tall we are now!    

Weekly Letter 6.3.22

Family Engagement 6.3.22

Next week, we will begin our last unit “Transformation!”

Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter 9/17/21

Weekly Letter 9.17.21

We had a great first week of school! Over the first few days we have watched students learn and actively participate in our daily routines. 

 

We read the book Chu’s First Day of School and discussed our feelings during our first few days of school, as well as some of our special skills and interests!

 

Students are slowly being introduced to our learning centers. This week in the Art Center students learned how to use glue sticks while creating free art with collage materials including tissue paper, paper scraps and foam pieces.

 

We have started to discuss school rules, including the rules we will follow during a fire drill. We have also talked about being kind, listening to friends and teachers, keeping our bodies calm inside the classroom and wearing our masks.

 

Next week we will continue to learn our daily routines. We will also be talking about our feelings during the school day.

 

Pre-K 2 Newsletter 4.30

This week we read An Orange in January by Dianna Hutts Aston. We discussed the journey of an orange from farm to home.  

In the Art Center we looked at the paintings of famous artists, including Claude Monet’s Sunflowers and Georgia O’Keefe’s Poppy and then enjoyed recreating our own versions.    

Weekly Letter 4.30.21

Family Engagement 4.30

Next week we will be discussing why plants are important to us.

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