C for Carrot

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Prek 4 Class ( Adele Leeds ) 

C is  the letter of the week. We’ll practice letter formation, identify C words and explore our “C” box.

At circle time we’ll use carrots and carrot tops for an alphabet and number ( 1-15 ) identification and review activity.  Ask your child about our carrot patch!

Each day at circle time we review days of the week, months of the year, seasons and weather. We use our name cards for attendance and identifying names.

Look for our “circle cat” and corn on the cob art projects and our “cloud counting ” booklets!

With white chalk, food coloring, paper and water we’ll investigate chalk: how it looks and feels and what happens when it gets wet. We’ll watch it change color as we dip it into colored water. This simple experiment encourages sensory, observational and predicting skills.

We’ll read Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington and do a coloring and sequencing activity.    

Prek 3 Class (Susan Adesina )

THEME – All About Me

This week we will  continue to develop our  listening skills and our ability to sit still when appropriate. We will try to improve our focus.
We will  continue to practice taking turns through various games and activities.

ENGLISH- We are working on letter ” C” and its sound, naming as many ” C” words as we can.

MATH-

  • We will be counting 1-20
  • This week we will be focusing on repeating patterns

STORY- ” The very hungry CATERPILLAR” by E Carle

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES-

  • “C”  words, color match, shape match, number maths and days of the week , the month and four seasons .
  • We will read at least one story each day.

ART AND CRAFTS:

Self Portraits:

  • 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, crayons, various colored construction paper scraps and yarn pieces and glue.
  • Then let the children use the materials to create self-portraits
  • Make repeating patterns using colors and shapes

5 things about me:

Ask each 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.

HEALTH-
Encouraging washing of hands when using the bathroom and before eating food
Sing ” This is the way we wash our hands “

Bees and Bears

beesAndbears

Prek 4 Class ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll make Bees and Bears and have a teddy bear (graham crackers) sorting and graphing math activity. We’ll practice writing the letter B and the number 2.

We’ll make “name constellations” to help us continue to recognize and spell our own names and those of our friends.

We’ll read Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and do two activities with story content to challenge comprehension and math skills. Look for the “wise owl” worksheet which we’ll do together  to encourage the children to wait for and follow oral instruction and direction.

We’ll play catch with a soft ball decorated with numbers and letters. This activity strengthens gross motor skills and challenges letter and number identification.

To develop and strengthen small motor skills we’ll use plastic “tweezers” to pull pompoms from a very stuffed box! 

The children were very proud of their Alligator and Sunflower projects! 


PreK 3  – Week of 9/21/15

THEME – Lets be friends, let’s share

This week we will focus on learning to share, take turns and make new friends.
They will develops self awareness and social awareness. They will gain insight into who God has created them to be and how they fit into the social environment.

ENGLISH

  • We are working on letter “B”and its sound, naming as many “B ” words as we can.
  • Nursery.nursery rhymes/ songs ; ” A B C” ALPHABET , ”  When Goldilocks went to the house of the BEARS”

STORY: ” Goldilocks and the three BEARS”

MATH- We will be counting 1 – 20 and Classifying objects

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES

  • ” B” words, color match, shape match, number maths and days of the week.
  • We will read at least one story each day, often related to letter B

HEALTH:

  • washing hands, hygiene in school.
  • Play  keeping clean game

PROJECTS:

  • Letter B collage on a BAG
  • Goldilocks sizing and  sequencing activity

Name Cards at Circle Time

circletime

Prek 4 Class (Adele Leeds) 

We are getting acquainted and reacquainted! We’re using our name cards at circle time to recognize and learn to spell our own names and our friends’ names. At circle time we are talking about the days of the week, months of the year, weather, seasons and reviewing colors and shapes with hands-on activities.

We are also practicing numbers 1-12 ( identification and counting ) and reviewing the alphabet with concentration on letter A these first two weeks of school.

We’ll make applesauce and use animal crackers and acorns for sorting and counting activities.

I’ll begin workbook and worksheet lessons and I’ll observe and correct ( if necessary ) the childrens’ pencil/crayon grip and strength. 

We’ll read Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? and do two story-related activities: 1) familiarize the children with spelling their first names and 2) a “book review” that challenges the childrens’ story comprehension and recall skills.

We’ll do an apple science experiment and put together night/day and four seasons booklets.

Prek 3 Class ( Susan Adesina )

THEME -Summer/Fall

Story: “Spot Starts School” 

This week we will focus on learning to share, say” please” and”thank you”, listen during story time and sit still when appropriate.

Each child will become familiar with teachers, peers and school environment.

ENGLISH-We are working on letter “A” and its sound, naming as many “A” words as we can.

Nursery.nursery rhymes/ songs ; “A B C” ALPHABET 

STORIES:

  • ” ANIMALS ”  Non-fiction books,
  • ” Autumn is for APPLES” by M Knudsen,
  • ” Is it ALIVE?” by K Graves,
  • ” I am an APPLE” by J Marzollo,
  • “AMAZING APPLES” by J Bauer

MATHS-  We will be sorting by shape then by color. We will be counting 1-20

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES-:   ” A” words, color match, shape match, number maths and days of the week. We will read at least one story each day, often related to letter A.

HEALTH: washing hands

PROJECTS:

  • Letter A collage.
  • Make a shape sort picture
  • Summer and Fall picture, comparing both