D for Dandelions
PreK 4 and Wraparound Class
This week’s letter is D and we’ll make dinosaurs, dominoes and dandelions!
We’ll have sequencing ( story ordering ) and sequencing ( math and language ) activities.
We’ll explore gourds and pumpkins and use both for classifying and sorting and counting.
Science activities will include hands-on lessons on sink or float and push and pull.
At circle time we are talking about the weather and change of season, reviewing letters and numbers, learning to recognize and spell our names and listening to stories!
PreK 3 Class
Theme – All About Me
This week we will continue to develop our listening skills and our ability to sit still when appropriate. We will continue to practice taking turns through various games and activities.
We are working on letter “D” and its sound, naming as many “D” words as we can. We are learn songs “Old MacDonald had a farm” and ” 5 Little Monkeys”
We will be sorting by length and height. We will be counting 1-10. We will be continuing to learn the days of the week.
“Elmer” by David McKee Dinosaur dreams by Allan Ahlberg
Circle Time Activities
“D” words, color match, shape match, number maths and days of the week. We will read at least one story each day.
Give children small hand mirrors and encourage them to examine their reflections, noting such things as hair colors and styles, eyebrow and eye colors, skin color and nose and mouth shapes.
Set out paper plates, crayons, various colored construction paper scraps and yarn pieces and glue. Then let the children use the materials to create self-portraits
Have each child take off one shoe. Place the shoes in the middle of the room.
5 things about me
Have the child place one hand on a sheet of construction paper and trace around it. Then ask the child to think of five special things about his or herself. Example: The child could say, “I have blue eyes”, “I can stand on one foot”, etc. Write each thing the child says on one of the fingers on the hand print.
Later, let each child hold up their hand prints, while they tell what is written on each finger.
Ask each parent to bring in pictures as them as a baby, toddler etc. Let each child share with the class.
Encouraging washing of hands when using the bathroom.
PreK 2 Class
We had another successful week in the Pre-K 2’s class. We learned about the letter B and the sound it makes. Please make sure to ask your children what sound it makes. Next week we will continue to work on sharing, sitting during circle time, the days of the week and the months of the year. I will also introduce the letter C and start some cool fall projects.