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 Jenni, Ms. Brenda, and Ms. Gina. WE rotate our rooms according to the subject. We will have a MATH, READING/literacy, 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 TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY each week.
PARTY DAYS will also land on a Tuesday and Wednesday
schedule for day:
7-9: Free time for all Pre-k children. Our theme table will be set up during that time for children to come and cut out their letter, catch up in their workbook, have computer time, or any other lesson if needed.
9-9:30: Home room base (Ms. gina rotates to all rooms as they clean up and come together to their team color (green, blue, or red). Circle time begins. Our letter of the week, sign language lesson, spanish lesson and stretch for the day).
9:30-9:50: Snack time for each room
9:50-11:00: 3 centers begin (Literacy, Math, and Creative Center)
11:00-11:15: Second circle time and refresh of days lesson
11:15: Red and Bluebirds clean up for lunch
11:15: Green birds do pm lesson then head outside
11:30-12: Lunch for Red and Blue and Green birds outside
12:00: Green birds go home
12-12:45: Leapster and quiet time for Blue and Red Birds
12:45-1:30: Pm lesson/craft time
1:30-2: Clean up and Snack time
2-2:45: Free time or outside time.
3:00: pick up time for 3:00 friends
3-5:30: Aftercare (playdoh, creative art, puzzles, free time inside or out, and story time)
November focus: Letter I, J, K, and L. Writing, phonics, and sentence building. Comprehension short stories along with story telling in journals. Graphing and measuring and the concept of giving thanks. The true meaning of Thanksgiving will be shared as well as the children acting the story out for families on November 19th.
LITERACY: Letter Ii, vowel usage, writing and phonics. Letter Ii search and concept of giving thanks and what does that mean.
SCIENCE: Clouds and what do they do? Where do they get their water? and what makes rain change to snow.
MATH: Flash card Math and putting the alligator amount with number
SOCIAL: Thanksgiving play and beginning the unit on Pilgrims/Indians
CRAFTS: iguana, icecream and thanksgiving placemats
LITERACY: Letter Jj, sounds and search. Using our journals to make stories with pictures and words.
SCIENCE: What is a ruler and how doe we use it? Allowing children to measure items with ruler and determining if a tape measure is needed if too big or too small.
MATH: Jelly bean math. Sorting, graphing, and counting. Plus tasting!
SOCIAL: Continue practicing for the play and songs
CRAFTS: Jelly fish, jacket, jack in the box, jet, and jaguar
NOVEMBER 19-20. no school from 21-23. Childcare on 21 only.
LITERACY: Letter Kk writing and cutting.
SCIENCE: Continue ruler and new measuring techniques
MATH: Kangaroo joey pouch math and alphabet
SOCIAL: THANKSGIVING SHOW ON MONDAY THE 19TH.
CRAFTS: Koala, King, and Kites
LITERACY: Letter Ll, sounds and search.
SCIENCE: LAUGH center. Putting our laughs into stories and finding out what makes us laugh. Videos of laughing people and what makes them react.
MATH: LADYbug math and matching spots and number recognition
SOCIAL: What is Christmas? What is the act of giving? Etc…
CRAFTS: ladybugs, lion, lamp, and lamb
DECEMBER WILL BE REVIEW FOR THE PAST 3 MONTHS. Going over A-L and the numbers 1-11. Concepts as well. We will also be preparing for the Holiday season by making gifts for our families and practicing our songs and plays. Our classrooms will be turned into elf centers. Holiday classic stories and movies will be shared the entire month.