V for Volcano

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Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

This week’s letter is V. We’ll make a volcano and watch it erupt! (Baking soda, vinegar and red food coloring).

We’ll make colorful vases and listen to violin music.

We are tending to our vegetable “garden” and we’ll use carrots, celery and peppers  for a math sorting and counting activity.

Look for our water cycle project. We’ll talk about precipitation, collection, evaporation and condensation.

This week’s sight words are up and down.

Prek 3 (Nellie Westpy )

Letter of the week : X

Theme of the week :healthy versus unhealthy foods

Books we will be reading:

  • Be good to your body by Roz Fulcher
  • Choose good food by holly Conger
  • Eat healthy and feel great by Chrissy Kelly

Projects we will be doing:

  • Xylophone for the letter X
  • Placing different foods on paper and discussing which ones are healthy and which ones are not
  • The letter X with tissue squares to reinforce fine motor skills

Math: we will be using m&m math cards and counting while matching the correct number

Please send a reminder out that next week is early dismissal on Friday at 1130 and then we are close from April 4 through the eight.

Spring is Here

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Prek 4 (Adele Leeds)

We’ll welcome Spring and Easter week!

We’ll start an indoor vegetable garden ( peppers , beans and tomatoes ) and tend to it and chart it’s growth!

We’ll make bunnies and chicks and use colorful plastic  eggs for math and language activities.

This week’s sight words are A and funny.

We’ll read Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand and Wake Up, It’s Spring by Lisa Campbell Ernst.

Prek 3 ( Nellie Westpy )

Letter of the week is W

We’ve been learning about our five senses as well as different food groups the past couple weeks.

This week will be making a worm in hot cocoa dirt for different textures for our senses.

We will also be making a variety of Easter projects and learning about the real meaning of Easter.

For our children who attend on Thursdays we will be having a small Easter party and Easter egg hunt. If your child does not attend school that day you need to be signed up no later than tomorrow with a parent volunteer alongside of them.

We will also be making eggs for our food group protein.

 

Good Enough to Eat

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Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds )

Letter of the week is U. We’ll create underwater and underground environments and make colorful umbrellas.

We’ll learn about the food pyramid and the nutritious foods we need to keep our bodies strong and healthy!

We’ll read Good Enough to Eat by Lizzie Rockwell.

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day  we’ll make shamrock wreaths and play a shamrock matching game that will challenge visual memory.

Ask your child to share our March verse and finger play ( Mrs. May introduced us to it !).

The wind blew thru my 10 tall trees

and made them bow and bend

It rushed about to pick them up

and make them straight again

5 tall trees reached for the sky

5 bent in an arch

Up and down they blew around

In the windy month of March!!

We are busy with workbook pages and reviewing numbers 1-20, letters A-U, days of the week, months of the year, the seasons and weather changes!

Prek 3 ( Nellie Westpy )

This weeks theme is the food pyramid. We will be learning about all the different food groups and the portions we should be eating on a daily basis. Please encourage your children while they’re eating their meals at home to review what they been learning.

Projects:

  • V is for Vause
  • V is for volcano and they will be painting their own volcano!
  • V is for veggies this is one of our food groups and we will be doing a project with vegetables.

Books we will be reading:

  • Eating the alphabet by Lois elert
  • Why should I eat well? Mike garden
  • Alphabet soup

Letter of the week : v

We will continue reviewing the alphabet up to the V. We’ve also been working on number recognition and please continue to practice at home as well.

Math: for math this week will be counting and taking away different food items. We are also going to be introducing the concept of counting by twos.