Spring is Here!

Spring is Here!

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Prek 4 Class

This week we’ll have two activities to strengthen fine motor skills. We’ll use clip clothespins and colorful pompous (bunny tails) and pass the pompom around the circle, each child using his clip/pin to pass the pompom to his neighbor.

I’ll fill our sensory table with “grass” and hide Easter egg halves and lots of plastic numbers and letters. The children will  match and fill the eggs, count the number of eggs they collect and identify their contents.

X is this week’s letter and we’ll make xylophones and X-rays of our hands. We’ll identify as many X words as we can ( not easy!!) and practice writing Xs Ys and Zs and numbers  6, 8 and 9.

Ask your children about our science experiment: ” useful friction.” Friction helps your hands hold objects, makes them warm when you rub them together and makes car tires heat up and grip the road surface!

We’ll celebrate the Easter/Spring season with stories and poems that share and explain the gifts of rebirth and renewal.

Prek 3 Class

THEME- identify healthy and unhealthy meals

This week each child will  be encouraged to  share with their classmates and ask them politely for things

ENGLISH- Continue with letter “w” 

Letter “X” and its sound, naming as many “X words as we can – eg” X RAY

 MATHS- count 10 to 20 forward and backwards.  Focus on 11, 12 and 13 .

Play number identification games. Dot to dot

STORIES: 

  • “Jessica’s x -Ray” by P Zonta
  • “The edible pyramid ” by L Leedy
  • “Good enough to eat “by L Rockwell
  • The Easter story                      

NURSERY RHYMES/ SONGS:

  • “1 2 3 4 5 once I caught a fish alive”
  • “There were 10 in the bed”
  • “5 little monkeys”
  • “10 green bottles”

 

 CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES-    

  • “X” words,  number math. Months of the year. Seasons – talk about the 4 seasons 
  • We will read at least one story each day

 SCIENCE SKILLS – learning about different food groups

 

ART AND CRAFT PROJECT:

  • Decorate the letter X
  • Paint the letter X
  • Paint bones in a fish for X Ray 
  • make a plate of healthy food
  • make Easter decorations

Prek 2 Class

This week the 2’s will be learning the letter U. I have some fun letter U projects planned for your children.

Some examples are an umbrella and a hot air ballon going UP. Be sure to look for them in their back pack next week. 

We are going to explore the sense of taste by using a blindfold and many different types of snacks. Please ask your children what type of food they tasted this week. 

We also plan on identifying different types of food categories and making a food collage.  

Some books we will be exploring are:

  • Great Day for UP
  • TASTE
  • You can too

Exploring the Five Senses

5-senses-cards

 

Prek 4 Class ( Adele Leeds) 

We’ll continue learning about the five senses exploring textures,tastes and sounds.We’ll do a “blind taste test”(lemon,orange, chocolate,vanilla,banana etc).

We have been talking about healthy habits(good rest and exercise) and healthy foods( nutrients,vitamins and minerals) and this week we’ll make an edible food pyramid! We’ll prepare a healthy buffet ( fruits and vegetables) to share with our friends at snack time!

This month’s scripture verse is Philippians 4:13 — I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. We practice it each day at circle time and talk about faith and 

kindness and caring for our families and friends. With “whale crackers” we’ll sort, count and graph and do some simple math equations. We’ll make wagons, watermelons and weather wheels ( concentrating on the change from winter to spring)!

We’ll read Whistle for Willie ( Ezra Jack Keats).

 

Prek 3 Class ( Susan Adesina) 

THEME- Examine the food pyramid

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

ENGLISH- Letter “W” and its sound, naming as many “W” words as we can – eg” WET WASH WATER WATERING CAN WHALE WINDOW WHISTLE WAX WINTER WINDY WEATHER WHITE  WALK WHEELS WEB WORM  WATCH WOLF. WOOD WELL WINDMILL

MATH-

  • count 10 to 20 forward and backwards.
  • Play number identification games.
  • Dot to dot
  • put the numbers11 to 20 in order

STORIES

  • “Bears on WHEELS ” by S Berenstain
  • The Easter story
  • Jonah and the WHALE

NURSERY RHYME

  • “Humpty Dumpty sat on a WALL”
  • “WHEELS on the bus”

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES

  • “W “words,  number math.
  • Months of the year.
  • Seasons – talk about the 4 seasons and different WEATHER types

SCIENCE SKILLS –

learning about appropriate serving sizes and different food groups – show the food groups on a paper plate in proportion. How to use our 5 senses in life – do a taste test

ART AND CRAFT PROJECTS:

  • decorate a WATERING  can with repeating pattetns
  • Make a WHITE collage on a W
  • Decorate a WHALE
  • Make a WEATHER picture from a paper plate
  • decorate a letter W in WAVE patterns
  • WAX-resist picture using crayons and WATER colors

 

Prek 2 Class ( Chrissy Sunberg )

This week the 2’s will be learning the letter U. I have some fun letter U projects planned for your children.

Some examples are an umbrella and a hot air ballon going UP. Be sure to look for them in their back pack next week. 

We are going to explore the sense of taste by using a blindfold and many different types of snacks. Please ask your children what type of food they tasted this week. 

We also plan on identifying different types of food categories and making a food collage.  

Some books we will be exploring are:

  • Great Day for UP
  • TASTE
  • You can too

U for Unicycle

uni

 

Prek 4 Class

We’ll review letters T and U and finish our U projects (unicycles and underwater scenes).

We’ll learn about volcanoes ( we’ll watch a volcano erupt!) and violins and make vegetable soup( talking also about healthy foods and healthy bodies and different  textures and tastes).

We’ll use several pasta shapes and muffin tins for a math counting and sorting activity.

Phonics lessons will include making rhyming puzzles and a small booklet of rhyming cards.

To practice beginning sounds, we’ll make a sound stew! I’ll put objects one at a time in the pot and encourage the children( taking turns) to add “ingredients” with the same beginning sound until we have a full pot!

Using cereal boxes as game boards we’ll play letter identification lotto/ bingo with the children identifying and marking the letters on their cereal box/ boards as I draw and display the letters. This activity ( one we will repeat) encourages the children to look for and find letters and numbers on all sorts of printed material!

Look for our V art projects: flower-filled vases and volcanoes!

Prek 3 Class

THEME – explore the 5 senses through hands on experience 

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

ENGLISH- Letter “V” and its sound, naming as many “V” words as we can – eg” VAN VET VOICE VOLCANO VIOLIN VACUUM VEGETABLES VASE

MATHS- count 10 to 20 forward and backwards. Play number identification games

STORIES-

  • “Tastes good ” by S Hewitt
  •  “Smell it” by S Hewitt”
  • The Easter story 

NURSERY RHYME- “Head and shoulders”

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES

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

HEALTH SKILLS-  Blindfolded –
feel/taste/smell/listen to a variety of objects and guess what each one is 
Play various musical instruments to make different sounds- high/low, loud/soft

ART AND CRAFT PROJECTS-

  • Make a collage of things we are thankful for
  • Make a VASE of paper flowers on a letter V
  • Make a hand print VOLCANO 
  • Cut out several paper hands and stick a different textured material on each hand
  • Use a paper towel tube and dried beans to make a shaker

Prek 2 Class

This week we will learn about the letter T by making a traffic light out of torn paper and a tractor. While we are making our traffic light, I will discuss the meaning of the 3 colors in a traffic light, be sure to ask your children about it.  

We will discuss the sense of touch by touching different textures. 

Some books we will be exploring are Tick-Tock Time & I Touch. 

 

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

PreK4 & Wraparound Class ( Adele Leeds ) 

This week we’ll celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday!  We’ll read Green Eggs and Ham, Oh The Places We’ll Go, Hop on Pop and Dr Seuss’s ABCs. We’ll make hats both edible( strawberries and bananas) and decorative/wearable!!

This week’s letter is U. We’ll make colorful umbrellas and unicycles and learn about and create an underwater environment. We’ll practice making uppercase and lowercase Us and numbers 11, 12 and 13. 

We’ll practice counting numbers10-20  and play Uno to strengthen math and language skills.

We’ll learn about and create  our universe ( stars, sun, planets and galaxies). Our galaxy ( the Milky Way) is huge with over 200 billion stars! Our fastest airplane would have to travel for a million trillion years to fly across it!

PreK3 Class ( Susan Adesina ) 

THEME – Identify our 5 senses

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

ENGLISH- Letter “U” and its sound, naming as many “U” words as we can – eg” UMBRELLA UNDER UP

MATHS- count 10 to 20 forward and backwards. Play number identification games

STORIES:

  • “Tastes good ” by S Hewitt
  • “Smell it” by S Hewitt”
  • “UNDERWEAR” by M Monsell
  • “UNDER my feet” by L Erridge
  • NURSERY RHYME- “Head and shoulders”

 

 CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES-    

  • “U “words,  number math. Months of the year. Seasons.
  • We will read at least one story each day
  • We will read a variety of Dr Seuss books this week as it is DR SEUSS WEEK

HEALTH SKILLS-  Blindfolded – feel variety of objects and guess what each one is Play various musical instruments to make different sounds- high/low, loud/soft

ART AND CRAFT PROJECTS-

  • Decorate paper UMBRELLAS with repeating patterns
  • Draw round hands of child and stick on different textures for freely display 
  • Make an UNDERGROUND picture and stick on insects
  • Make rough/smooth texture collage 
  • Use paper cupcake holders to make umbrella picture 

Prek 2 Class ( Chrissy  Sunberg ) 

The theme of the month of March is “Sensational” and we are going to have fun talking about our 5 senses. We are going to start with the sense of smell. We will use 6 different strong aromas and a blindfold. Please ask your children about it.  We are going to continue keeping our bodies moving by playing indoor gross motor games. 

This week we are learning about the letter S. We are going to make a snake (letter S) using clay, paint and sequins. This project will really challenge their little fingers. We are going to decorate a letter Ss with stars and we are going to make a collage full of Squares for the letter S. 

Some books we are going to be reading are:

  • My five senses
  • Stella Star of the Sea