This week we will begin our new letter: F. Activities using ‘F’ will include:
*Making treats for our ‘feathered ‘friends’
Students will use pipe cleaners and cereal. This is also good lesson for fine motor development and hand eye coordination.
*Continue working on family activities (to be sent home when all pages are done)
We will also be discussing things we are thankful for and learning about Thanksgiving. We will do an activity based on this topic and an accompanying journal entry.
In Math, we will be using hands-on number worksheets with numbers 1-10. We also will continue practice writing numbers 1-5 and Thanksgiving themed number activities.
- Ten Little Fish
- Feathers for Lunch
- Thanksgiving Mice
- The First Thanksgiving
Song: ‘Six Little Turkeys’
Prek 3 ( Jennifer Polesuk )
Please remember to send back your RSVP for our Thanksgiving “Show”. Remember you may bring your child in at 11:00 on Wednesday, November 23rd even if it is not their regularly scheduled day. Hope you can all join us!!
Letters of the week: F and G
Books we will be reading:
- Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood
- The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
- Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
- Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist
- Paint with feathers
- Fishbowl craft
- Golf ball painting
- Thanksgiving “surprise”
- We will be doing more work with the numbers 1-10
- Fire truck math game
- Gumball counting activity
- Number BINGO
Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )
We have been doing a song a week for each letter and this weeks song is “No more monkeys jumping! “We are finishing the letter J as last week was an abbreviated week. We will be introducing the letter k mid week.
Leter of the week: J
Math: sorting and counting different color jelly beans
Some stories we will be reading:
- Jamberry by Bruce Degan
- Jeeper Creepers by Laura Luek
- Jack and Jill by Henry Cole
Quaker Church Location
Practicing the H sound
Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds)
This week’s letter is H and we’ll practice the H sound, name H words and create letter H houses and helicopters.
We’ll talk about what it means to be a “helping hand.” Look for our colorful “helping hands.”
At circle time, we’ll play Thanksgiving matchup and talk about the Pilgrims, native Americans, the Mayflower, the feast and what we are thankful for this year.
We are learning and having fun as we do calendar count, check the weather and sing our days of the week and our months of the year songs!
We’ll practice writing our names and the numbers 7 and 9.
We’ll read One Big Turkey by Anne Vittur Kennedy and The Story of Thanksgiving by Nancy J. Skarmeas.
Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola )
We had a fun and exciting first few days of November!
Our trip to the Shop-Rite was such an educational experience!
We learned so much about the different sections of the store –the produce, the deli, the meat counter, the dairy, the frozen food aisle, and the bakery department – it was so much fun to see all the baked goods being baked and then getting to try the sliced bread! Yummy! We could not stop eating the delicious bread!
The behind the scenes tour was so exciting , especially when we toured the giant freezer – it was so cold!!!!
The children were so excited – they loved when the seafood department offered for them to pet a lobster!
At the end of the tour, we had a delicious snack in the employee break room and discussed the tour with our Shop-Rite guides, who were fantastic!
At school. We will continue to practice our letters – A,B,C,D,E,F, and begin the letter G.
We will work on number recognition, colors, and shapes.
At circle time, we enjoy talking about the days, months, seasons, holidays, and weather changes of the year.
At art, we had fun making our turkeys for a holiday decoration.
We continue to practice our manners, taking turns, sharing, and being considerate to our friends.
November is a great month with so many things to learn – remember to wear your smile to school!!