Lessons on Transportation

transportation

 

PreK 4 And Wraparound Class (Adele Leeds) 

At  circle time we’ll work on taking turns talking (not interrupting!) and encouraging and praising our friends. We’ll talk about the seasons and weather and  review name cards, days of the week and months of the year!

This week’s letter is T. We’ll have lessons on transportation (trains, cars, planes, boats, roads and waterways), telling time and textures ( using our sense of touch to explore many different textures and materials).

We’ll have a tea party ( decaf peppermint tea and biscuits!!) and  practice our table manners!

We’ll practice counting by twos and writing numbers two and ten.

We’ll make tigers and tractors and for a special treat we’ll create edible palm trees ( wafer cookies, apples and grapes)!

We’ll read Tastes Good by Sally Hewitt, Trucks by Ken Robbins and I’m Taking a Trip on my Train by Shirley  Neitzel.

 

PreK 3 Class ( Susan Adesina )

THEME – Dental health

This week each child will  be encouraged to  put up their hand to ask a question- take turns.

ENGLISH

  • Letter “T” and its sound,
  • naming as many “T” words as we can – eg;
  • TRANSPORT TRAFFIC TURTLE TORTOISE TIGER TRIANGLE TIME TEN

MATH

  • Measuring TRIANGLES – put them in size order
  • focus on numbers TWO and TEN

STORIES

  • “TRUCKS” by K Robbins
  • “There were TEN in the bed” by scholastic books
  • “Three TREES” -folktale
  •  ” TWO little TRAINS” by M Brown
  • “Oi get off our TRAIN” by J  Burningham

NURSERY RHYME-

  • “TOM TOM the pipers son”
  • “TWINKLE TWINKLE little star
  • “I’m a little TEAPOT “

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES-    

  • “T” words,  number math. Months of the year. Seasons.
  •  We will read at least one story each day

 

HEALTH SKILLS-  What foods/drinks are good for our teeth? 

 

ART AND CRAFT PROJECTS

  • Make a TEDDY bears picnic picture ( also have a teddy bears picnic with the children)
  • Make a road out of black paper and use it to put TRUCKS on
  • Make a TRIANGLE picture out of pre-cut different sized triangles
  • Make and decorate a TEAPOT out of a paper plate 

Prek 2 Class (Chrissy Sunberg)

We are exploring the letter R r this week. We will create rainbows using paint and construction paper. While making our rainbows, we will also do a color match.  We will create a red rectangle robot too.  Towards the end of the week we will make “All Things R” collage. 

Math skills- continue measuring our hands against other items in our school. 

Keeping up with the February theme “Healthy Heart” The kiddos will play a Move and Grove- gross motor alphabet game by moving around while a fun upbeat song plays. They will locate upper case and lower case letters that are printed on card stock and taped to the floor.  Another big hit we have been doing in class and will continue during the cold months is freeze dance.   

Books we will read are:

  • Rock and Roll Rabbit
  • A Rainbow of My Own

Q Tip Paintings

Q-Tip-Paintings

 

Prek 4 Class & Wraparound (Adele Leeds)

This week we’ll review letters P, Q and R and introduce the letter S. We’ll practice writing S and numbers 6 and 7. To strengthen math and spatial awareness skills the children will use sugar cubes to build simple structures.

Art/craft projects will include making snowmen, starry night scenes and collages using squares of different colors and patterns.

At circle time, I’ll place a length of cotton batting on the floor (snow) and the children using toy vehicles, people, animals, buildings and cotton balls will create a snowy winter scene!

Using cinnamon, lemon, orange, garlic, mint, coffee, chocolate and perfume, I’ll challenge the children to test their sense of smell as they try and identify these scents!

Prek 3 Class (Susan Adesina)

THEME – Explore care of our teeth

This week each child will  be encouraged to  put up their hand to ask a question- take turns.

ENGLISH- Letter “S” and its sound, naming as many “S” words as we can

MATH- Measuring-Decorate SNAKES of various lengths and then put in order.

STORIES-  ” The SEASHORE” -scholastic books

  •  “The SPACE shuttle” by J Zuehlke
  • “The tiny SEED” by E Carle
  • ‘ If you take a mouse to SCHOOL” by L Numeroff
  • ” The very busy SPIDER” by E Carle
  •                         “6 STICKS” by M Coxe

NURSERY RHYMES- ” Incy Wincy SPIDER”

                                    “Twinkle Twinkle little STAR”

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES-    

  • “S” words,  number math. Months of the year. SEASONS.
  • We will read at least one story each day

HEALTH SKILLS- Teeth- How do we look after our teeth?

ART AND CRAFT PROJECTS

  • Make SEASIDE picture including SEA horses
  • Make a SPIDER picture on a web
  • Make a picture out of 6 sticks ( based on the above story)
  • Make a SIX and SEVEN collage on an S

Prek 2 Class (Chrissy Sunberg)

The pre-k 2’s are going to learn the letter Q q this week. 

We will do quarter crayon rubbings and Q tip paintings. 

Towards the end of the week the two’s will make a Q collage.

We will try writing the letter Q with shaving cream and paper

We are going to review and practice sharing, taking turns and listening in our classroom and during free play. 

We are going to learn a new song with many Q’s in it. Please ask your children to sing it.

Math Fun:

  • We are going to practice counting numbers 1-20.
  • Measuring- hands & feet and comparing length.

The books we will be reading are: 

  • It’s Mine by Leo Lionni
  • Quiet Please (itty bitty phonics reader)

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George Washington and Abraham Lincoln Stories

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Prek 4 Class and Wraparound ( Adele Leeds )

We’ll learn about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln with stories and poems and we’ll create our own presidential “portraits.”

We’ll make rain forests and rhinos, practice the R sound and uppercase and lowercase letter formation and identify and learn as many R words as we can!

We’ll use raisins to play uppercase and lowercase letter match Bingo and heart-shaped valentine candies for a math sorting, counting and graphing activity.

At story time I’ll read Caps for Sale ( without showing the children the cover ) and then encourage the children to create their own book covers which challenges them to recall  story details, characters, setting and plot!

Our science lesson will be a ” strength test.” We’ll use printer paper, tissue paper, aluminum foil and wax paper to see how strong these materials are (i.e. how many marbles can each hold before it tears). This simple activity encourages estimating, predicting and counting.

We continue to practice writing our names with uppercase and lowercase letters and this week we’ll practice writing letters 8, 9 and 10.

Prek 3 Class (Susan Adesina)

Theme – Importance of Black History/ Understanding Gods love. This week each child will  be encouraged to  put up their hand to ask a question- take turns.

English – Letter “S” and its sound, naming as many “S” words as we can – eg “SUN SNOW SEA SAND STAR SNOWFLAKE SEED SIT SUNDAY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER SIX SEVEN SNAIL SNAKE STARFISH SALAD SKELETON

Math
Measuring-Make SNAKE out of play dough- long/short

Stories:

  • ‘ If you take a mouse to SCHOOL” by L Numeroff
  • ” The very busy SPIDER” by E Carle
  • “6 STICKS” by M Coxe
  • ” The SEASHORE” -scholastic books
  • “The SPACE shuttle” by J Zuehlke
  • “The tiny SEED” by E Carle

Nursery Rhyme

  • ” Incy Wincy SPIDER”
  • “Twinkle Twinkle little STAR”

Circle Time Activities

  • “S” words,  number math. Months of the year. SEASONS.
  • We will read at least one story each day
  • Talk about famous black people in society.

Health Skills
Heart health – talk about good foods to eat- eg: SALAD

Art And Craft Projects

  • Make a SNOWMAN  out of doilies
  • Paint a SNOW SCENE and decorate with SNOWMEN
  • make a SNOWFLAKE using paper- fold and cut out bits
  • Make a SIX and SEVEN collage on an S
  • Make a SPIDER out of kitchen roll tube
  • Make a STAR picture
  • Draw chalk SKELETON

Prek 2 Class (Chrissy Sunberg )

This week we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Pre-k 2’s class. We are going to focus on sharing and taking turns with our classmates. We will practice measuring different types of red liquids to see which cup has less or more liquid in it.  We are going to learn and review numbers 10-20. 

Are group is going to learn all about letter P by making a paper penguin and writing the letter p on paper.  We are going to decorate picture frames. We are going to learn some new children’s songs and add them to our music box for circle time. We will continue playing different gross motor games to keep us active indoors. 

The books to be read this week:

  • I love you through and through
  • I love you Stinky Face
  • Picnic at the Park (itty bitty phonics reader)

Healthy Hearts and Holidays

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Prek 4 and Wraparound Class (Adele Leeds)

This week’s letter is Q. We’ll make letter Q quilts using fabric squares. I’ll show the children quilts and we’ll talk about texture, design, decoration and their practical use ( especially warmth in winter)!

We’ll make queens with jeweled crowns, using the jewels first for a math sorting and counting activity. We’ll use Qtips for painting a winter snow scene and review shapes by creating them with Qtips of different sizes.

To review and match uppercase and lowercase letters we’ll use fruit loops and make a colorful quilt.

I’ll make a question box  and the children will choose questions about family, friends,school, numbers,letters, weather etc.to challenge their practical and creative thinking!

We’ll talk about keeping ourselves ( mind and body) healthy with nutritious food and lots of exercise and helping our family and friends to be healthy as well.

Prek 3 Class (Susan Adesina)

Theme – Healthy Hearts

This week each child will  be encouraged to wait their turn.

English – Letter “R” and its sound, naming as many “R” words as we can – eg” RAIN RAINBOW RIGHT RAT RIP RING ROSE RED RUN RIDE RECTANGLE

Math:

  • Measuring-Use body parts to measure- eg: hands, feet.
  • find something smaller than your finger, bigger than your hand, longer than your arm. smaller than your foot, bigger than your body
  • Place cut straws in length order.
  • Build a brick tower taller/ shorter than you.
  • Put shapes in size order

Stories-” Little Red Riding Hood” 

Nursery Rhyme:

  • “RING A RING O ROSES”
  • “ROW ROW ROW your boat”
  • “Hokey Cokey” -RIGHT                

Circle Time Activities:

  • “R” words,  number math.
  • Months of the year.
  • Seasons.
  • We will read at least one story each day

Health Skill

  • “Healthy me” – heart health
  • Promise your heart activity- think of ways to exercise
  • Do some exercises to increase heart rate.

Art and Craft Projects:

  • RED collage
  • Make paper ROBINS
  • Make hand print RED ROSES
  • ROCKET out of squares with name on 
  • RAIN picture from cupcake holders and pipe cleaners

Prek 2 Class ( Chrissy Sunberg )

This week the Pre-k 2’s will be focusing on the letter O. We will make owls using  different paper shapes, paint with an orange and practice writing the letter O on paper. We will continue practicing numbers 6-12 by playing math games using heart manipulatives. 

The theme for this month is “Healthy Hearts and Holidays.”  We are going to marble paint on a heart using a variety of paint colors. The pre-k 2’s will learn about the meaning of Valentines Day.  We will learn some easy yoga positions to keep our bodies moving and relaxed during the cold winter month of February.  We are going to act out the book called, The Barnyard Dance. This oldie but goodie keeps the kids attention and keeps them moving as well. 

  • The books we will be reading are:
  • The Barnyard Dance
  • Snuggle Puppy (A Love Song)
  • Dan and Dot (short o itty bitty phonics reader)
  • Jill’s Toad (long o itty bitty phonics reader)