Thanksgiving Stories

Thanksgiving

 

Prek 4 – ( Adele Leeds) 

We’ll read Thanksgiving stories and have fun with our Thanksgiving songs and poems.

Look for our Pilgrim and Mayflower art projects!

We’ll make an edible “fruit” turkey to share with our friends  and miniature turkey vegetable snacks( feathers of green, yellow, red and orange peppers )!

A through H letter review this week ( letter writing practice ) and we’ll use candy corn for a math counting and graphing activity. We’ll practice writing numbers 3 and 8.

I’ll complete progress reports/information for the children and send them home on November 30.

 

Pre K 3 –  (Susan Adesina)

THEME – Explore the history of Thanksgiving

This week each child will be encouraged to listen to instructions and wait in turn to talk and respond during story and circle time. They will also be encouraged to play with each other in a kind and respectful manner.

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

MATH-  We will be developing our number use through games and activities.Connect numerals to the quantities they represent.

STORIES – “JACK and the Beanstalk”, Variety of Thanksgiving stories.l

RHYME-“JACK and JILL”

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES-    “J” words and sound, number math, days of the week, 12 months, shapes and colors.We will read at least one story each day.

Discuss what we have to be thankful for.

 ART AND CRAFT

  • Decorate a paper turkey
  • Make a hand puppet turkey
  • Make a thankful picture

 SCIENCE -Talk about  Germs and how we can keep clean

Our Growing Spot

Prek 4 – ( Adele Leeds )

Ask your children about our “Growing Spot.” Miss Wendy started our indoor garden in a jar with a narcissus  bulb, small stones and water. The children have been fascinated watching the roots and stems grow. We’re expecting a blossom any day now!

This week’s letter is H and we’ll make helicopters, hippos and hand-print turkeys. Please ask your children to practice the H sound and identify H words.

At circle time we’ll continue to talk about thankfulness, family and friendship and the importance of kindness to all. Our Scripture this month is Colossians 3:20— Children, obey your parents in all things.

We’ll use turkey “feathers” for a math counting and sorting activity and an A through H letter review.

Look for our hibernation worksheets that we’ll complete after a lesson and story at circle time.

We’ll do scissor skills/ paper cutting practice and begin writing names in uppercase and lowercase letters.

Prek 3 – (Susan Adesina)

THEME: Identify and explain feelings

This week each child will be encouraged to join in and participate during singing, story time and circle time. They will also be encouraged to play with each other in a kind and respectful manner.

ENGLISH: Letter “I” and its sound, naming “I” words

MATH:  We will be developing our number sense through games and activities. We will be counting to determine how many objects are in a set.The child, given two sets, each containing 10 or fewer concrete objects, will identify and describe one set as having more, fewer, or the same number of members as the other set,  using the concept of one-to-one correspondence.

STORIES about igloos and insects, both fiction and non- fiction

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES:

  • “I” words, shape recognition
  • Number math, days of the week and months of the year ( November)
  • We will read at least one story each day.
  • Discuss variety of feelings.

ART AND CRAFT PROJECTS:

  • Make a ” feelings ” picture
  • Make INSECT picture
  • Decorate an IGLOO

SCIENCE:

  • Germs. Where do they live? How do we prevent them from living?
  • Use glitter on hands to represent germs and the shake each other’s hands to show spread of germs.

Bingo with Safety Signs

Bingo with the signs


Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

Letter of the Week G

Look for our art projects: colorful bunches of grapes and gorgeous giraffes!

For a special treat we’ll make granola ( oats, raisins and Cheerios ). We’ll measure, mix and share our snack!

We’ll use grapes and graham crackers for math activities: simple fractions and sorting and counting.

At circle time, we’ll talk about thankfulness and sharing with others. We’ll learn the poem/ finger play “The Turkey” and the poem/ song “Let’s be Thankful for This Day.”

Please practice the G sound ( hard and soft ) and ask your children for G words! 

To develop prereading skills and enviromental awareness we’ll play  Bingo with  the signs we see all around us that keep us safe ( Stop, Exit, One Way etc.).

We’ll read Give Me Half ( understanding halves ) by Stuart Murphy and Goodnight, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann.

Prek 3 ( Susan Adesina)

THEME – understanding that families are different

This week each child will be encouraged say “please” and “thank you”. Also,we will work on giving a response during circle time.

ENGLISH- Alphabet review of A to H , revising what we have covered in the previous few weeks.

MATH-  We will be continuing to practice counting 1-10 and putting the numbers in order. Connect number words and numerals to the quantities they represent
Writing numbers 1 to 5. pointing to each object as we count- idea of one to one correspondence
Collecting objects to match number : eg give me 5 yellow bears, 4 red bears, etc

CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES:

  • A to H review, shape review, number math,days of the week and 12 months.
  • We will read at least one story each day.

ART AND CRAFT PROJECTS:

  • A to H collage
  • Number collage
  • Shape collage
  • Make a germ

SCIENCE: Germs

Nutritious Treat

nutritious treat

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll review letters D, E and F this week: beginning sounds and D, E and F words. We’ll do an uppercase and lowercase matchup.

We’ll make fruit salad: identifying, preparing and combining apples, oranges, grapes and bananas for a tasty and nutritious treat!

At circle time we are reviewing days of the week, months of the year (ask your child to sing our songs) and we will play a name recognition game. Each child will say his/ her name and its beginning letter and then with help spell it out for our class.

Wednesday 11/4 is Show and Tell ( an activity we’ll do every 2-3 weeks on alternating days ). Please have your child bring in something special beginning with letter D, E or F!

Using ears of corn and yellow kernels ( pompoms) we’ll do a math counting and comparing sets activity.

With aluminum foil we’ll create stampers and use colorful paints for a unique art project!

In our workbooks and on worksheets we are working  with letter and number recognition and formation.

Our Fall Party