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)
August: the next two weeks will be focused on friendships, routine, new songs, and acclimation. Tons of getting to know one another games and much more. So much to learn as they begin. Where do I put my snack? Potty time? Where is my home group? The more practice with smaller centers, the easier this transition becomes. Tons of playtime and fun beginnings.
SEPTEMBER 3-7: CLOSED ON MONDAY 3RD
Literacy: Letter Aa, sounds, search, and writing. Writing tables and write off boards. Matching Aa pictures and upper to lower case. Stories that begin with Aa.
Science: The different types of apples. (Tasting, graphing, and learning about them)
Math: Apple counting and matching. Alligator Math numbers
Craft/creative: Apple painting, Alligators, aardvarks, and animal art
SOCIAL: Share and tell is every Tuesday and Wed. Please have your child bring something to SHARE those days.
Literacy: Letter Bb, sounds, search, and writing. Writing tables and write off boards. Matching Baby animals with their mothers. Learning about GRAPHIC words that begin with B.
Science: How to bubbles grow? Blowing bubbles on the table. What makes blue, black, and brown. Mixing colors and finding solutions.
Math: Bear matching and bean table set up. MEASURING beans.
Craft/creative: bears, baby, balls, and much more
SOCIAL: Teddy bears to come in on Tuesday and Wed so we can have a Teddy Bear picnic with our share and tells. Babies are welcome or Batman. Whatever begins with B.
Literacy: Letter Cc, sounds, search, and writing. Writing tables and write off boards. C cards and spanish words. Learning about the sounds Cc makes and its cousin Kk.
Science: The life cycle of a caterpillar. Cocoons in the room and begin our habitat for them.
Math: Caterpillar body math. Counting the carrots and candy bowl.
Social: Share and tell, fun play time, friendship game, and Cat game
September 24-28 and October 1-5
Literacy: Letter Dd, sounds. search, and writing. Writing tables and write off boards. Dino cards and D word searches. Dogs drawings that require matching.
Science: Dino bone digging in the classroom. Meat eater vs. plant eater. LEARNING ABOUT THE LIFE OF A DINOSAUR. TWO WEEK LESSON. Hands on…movies, books, bones, and much more.
Math: Dino counting, dino search. Dog bone matching and counting.
Social: Paleontologist bone center