WELCOME to a new year of Pre-Kindergarten. WE have 3 classes of Pre-k. One greenbirds class, redbirds, and bluebirds. The teachers are Ms. Sarah K., Ms G., Ms. Brenda, and Ms. Gina. WE rotate our rooms according to the subject. We will have a MATH, READING, CRAFT, AND circle time center each day. Your children will have all of us as their teachers. Their main class will be one of the colored rooms above. After a few months of school we will then developmentally place your child in the center group that most fits their learning needs or strengths. This is what we do daily:
Our center bases their curriculum on the 5 areas of development and so does our focus on each child. The physical, creative, emotional, cognitive, and social child.
Notes: Workbook will always stay here until Parent review. Share and tell is always Wednesday and Thursday each week. Student of the day will begin in October or late September. Please bring a family picture for our family classroom tree to hang. A copy of one is fine.
April will focus on all review for the year and continuing building our Pre-k Kindergarten skills. As of now, only half of the children have been screened but we are finding that we need to work on the following with the children and hope you can be practicing at home as well:
1. Rhyming: listening to the word and finding a rhyme.
2. Identification of rhyme. Hearing the two words and distinguishing if they do rhyme
3. Picture rhyme: looking at a picture and finding a rhyming word
4. Corresponding number: keeping our finger with the count.
5. Practicing the copying of shapes and numbers.
6. Simon Says and other directive games. Having your child gear into the direction without being told the directive again. Have them repeat it back.
APRIL: REVIEW of letters, sounds, numbers, and our basic concepts. Workbooks are reviewed and sent home. SCREENING CONTINUES along with assessments sent home. Graduation practice begins the entire month.
APRIL 2-6: SEA ANIMALS AND REVIEW. Learning about the wonderful world of the ocean and all its creatures. Math centers: octopus legs/matching ocean animals and putting numbers in order from 1-10 and 10-20. Reading center: identifying picture cards and finding them in the sentence. Noun search.
APRIL 9-13: FRIENDSHIP WEEK: bringing in homemade cards for special friends and having friendship games (connection/directive games with pairs). Caring and sharing games.
ZOO VISITS ON WED THE THURSDAY THE 11TH AND 12TH at 10:00
FIRE DEPARTMENT VISITS ON FRIDAY AT 9:30
Both will focus on age appropriate lessons on animals and fire safety.
APRIL 16-20: REVIEW CONTINUES AND WEATHER UNIT
Math: bead sequence games, patterns of 3, and corresponding
Reading: putting our color words in our new books and making books about friends.
Storms, weather, planets, clouds, sun and stars. The Universe and how it works.
APRIL 19-23: WHO ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?. Learning about different jobs and how the world works. Parents can sign up this week to share their job. Please call the school to set up your day. WE are taking these volunteers on Mon-Thursday that week at 9:30. We will have centers with different occupations set up for learning.