Summer Vs. Fall Activities

Theme – Summer Vs. Fall Activities



Pre-k2 Class

This week we finished reading The Kissing Hand and had fun talking about summer activities vs. fall activities. The children loved the scavenger hunt on the playground. We even had a little picnic.

Your sweet children have been sitting the majority of the time during circle time and learning the morning circle routine. During morning circle time we cover, days of the weeks, months of the year, shapes and colors. I would like to work on name recognition next week and we will learn all about the letter A. 



Pre-k3 Class

Theme – Summer vs Fall activities

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

We will also practice taking turns through various games and activities.

We will be comparing differences between Summer and Fall through books and photos and outside observations.

English – We are working on letter “B” and its sound, naming as many “B” words as we can.

We are learning nursery rhymes- “Three Blind Mice”, “Humpty Dumpty” and “Hickory Dickory Dock”

Math – We will continue sorting by shape then by colour. We will be counting 1-10. We will be learning the days of the week.

Story – “Hairy Bear” by Joy Cowley

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.

 We will collect B objects to to put into a box.

 

Pre-k4 Class / Wraparound

We’re getting acquainted and reacquainted with our friends and getting back into the rhythm of school!

We are working on letters A and B and numbers 1-15. We are reviewing shapes and colors as well. Using name cards , the children are learning the spelling of their names and their classmates’ names.

Circle time activities have included Applesauce As, color match, number math(one-to-one correspondence), days of the week, months of the year, seasons and weather reviews! We read at least one story each day as well.

This week we’ll have lessons on rhyming and positional words.We’ll use colorful blocks for counting and making sets. We’ll taste apples and use slices and seeds for a math lesson. We’ll make and snack on our own apple pies!

Welcome

Welcome
Welcome

PreK 2 Class

Next weeks theme is about summer activities vs fall activities! we are going to read books about going to the beach!

We are going to have fun with sand sensory bins! Your sweet children will talk about apple picking and even do one of their art projects with an apple!

We are going to read one of my favorite books, The Little Yellow Leaf  By, Carin Berger.

The two’s class will be going on a scavenger hunt on the playground to locate essential summer and fall items like, sun glasses, shorts, sun tan lotion, sweatshirts and vests to name a few!

This sure will be fun! Make sure to ask them about it

PreK 3 Class

Theme – Welcome

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. We are learning some nursery rhymes.

Math
We will be sorting by shape then by colors. We will be counting 1-10.

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.

We will collect A pictures to make a mini collage.

PreK 4 Class / Wraparound

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We’re getting acquainted and reacquainted with our friends and getting back into the rhythm of school!

We are working on letters A and B and numbers 1-15. We are reviewing shapes and colors as well. Using name cards , the children are learning the spelling of their names and their classmates’ names.

Circle time activities have included Applesauce As, color match, number math(one-to-one correspondence), days of the week, months of the year, seasons and weather reviews! We read at least one story each day as well.

This week we’ll have lessons on rhyming and positional words. We’ll use colorful blocks for counting and making sets. We’ll taste apples and use slices and seeds for a math lesson. We’ll make and snack on our own apple pies!

Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic Awareness

Preschoolers become aware of words and units of sound as they play with sounds and create rhymes.  We as teachers nurture phonemic awareness through these developmentally appropriate activities:

  • singing songs
  • reciting nursery rhymes
  • sharing wordplay books
  • playing word games

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Through these activities children tune into the sounds of words and develop an understanding of rhyme. They recognize and generate rhyming words, segment words into syllables, substitute sounds to create new words and much more. Learning these strategies is crucial because children apply them as they learn phonics.

Increase Your Child’s Literacy

Good morning Parents! We are already began our summer camp program this week for eight weeks! There are still spots left open if you would like to join in as we would love to have your children attend.

On another note as many of you know I am pursuing my masters degree in early childhood and would love to share what I am learning with you weekly in the newsletters. I hope you find this enlightening.

These tips are to increase your child’s literacy:

  • make time daily to read with your child
  • read out loud to your children and read along with them
  • take your child to the library and allow them to select the books
  • give books and magazine subscritions as gifts that will encourage reading
  • provide materials to write with (washable markers,crayons etc.)
  • emphasize the value of literacy

 *remember together ,parent and teacher, we create a partnership to help develop the tools needed to support the child literacy development.

 

Insects Pictures

Insects Pictures

We are learning about different insects this week and will be searching outdoors with magnifying glasses to hunt for some!
We will also be creating insect pictures. We will be reviewing the letter P and making popcorn from our own fingerprints!

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Prek-4 Class

We’ll continue practicing for graduation and our show; we’ll practice our songs(words and movements) and our Bible verses.

We’ll review colors,shapes, opposites,positional words and we’ll continue working in our workbooks!

A lesson on respectfulness to all will include making friendship bracelets and booklets!

Each child will make his own “superbug,”a process art activity!

Important Reminder:
Next week we are off on Monday May 26th 2014

V for Vegetables

Prek-3 Class

Next week we will be reviewing the letter F and making a fruit collage reviewing our fruit groups. Additionally, we will be reviewing a variety of shapes. We will continue to learn about the world God has created for us.

Please note that all of our projects and lessons are abbreviated as we get ready for our preschool graduation show.

Monday May 12th is our moms breakfast from 9am-10am. Tuesday we will have a teacher from NJ swim come in a do a demonstration on swim safety with all the children at 10am.



Prek-4 Class

We’ll finish our alphabet review (V,W,X,Y and Z); we’ll review beginning sounds and practice letter formation. We ‘ll make letter V vegetables and volcanoes and W watermelons!

In circle time we’ll practice our  Bible verses,days of the week, months of the year, seasons and continue to review our name cards (all the children have learned their names and those of their classmates!).

We’ll make our own puzzles with cardboard cereal, cracker and cookie boxes and challenge ourselves to put them together.

We talk A LOT about the importance of kindness and caring and we’ll collaborate  to make our own kindness/ caring gardens!!!

Mother’s Day Suprises

Mother’s Day

The overall goal for the month of May is to learn about different animals of the world. Topics will include the book of Genesis and creation as well as where creatures live and their characteristics as well as their habitats.

This coming week we will begin in Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning” We will be making our own worlds and different types of creatures. Tuesday May 6th at 11:00 AM we also will be going into the chapel for a special music show put on by the homeschool co-op. We will also be starting our practice for Pre-k3 & 4 for our graduation show!

Upcoming dates:

  • Next week May 12th Moms breakfast (only for children attending on Mondays)
  • Tuesday May 13th at 10:00 AM, we will be having NJ swim come in and do a water safety lesson for all the children.


Month of May Supplies: 

Scotch tape, masking tape and paper towels. We are beginning to create props for our graduation and appreciate these items as well as any big lollipops or candies. Our theme for graduation is Gods love is sweet!

 

PreK 4

We ‘ll be making special Mother’s Day surprises!

S, T and U are our review letters this week. We’ll make sunflowers, submarines and tractors !!

Using blocks we ‘ll create our own town: roads, schools, shops, fire stations and parks.

In science, with hands -on activities, we will explore motion and sound!

Math Bingo and seed sorting will challenge our math skills.

K for Kite

We will be closing the month out by  reviewing the overall concept of Spring creatures and new life that is found during this time. Our lessons were cut short last week due to picture day on Thursday and Friday so we will be bringing everything to a close this coming week. we will be making a spring food surprise in pre-k cafe on this Monday.Our review letter is K this week and we will also be making spring kite crafts.

All summer camp forms are due May 1st for Prek-k3 & 4 by May 1st as there are no discounts past this point. This is only offered to early registered families. 

Due to a large amount of  requests from parents we will be having 8 weeks offered for prek-2 as well! The cost will be $145.00 per week and a discount will only be offered for four weeks or more. The ratio for prek-2 is lower so the cost is slightly higher. All details will be going home in the backpacks this coming Monday and the forms will be due back May 8th for early enrollment.

Save the date:
Monday May 12th is our mothers day breakfast! (This is only offered to the children who attend our school on Mondays as we do have room to accommodate all the families)

PreK 4 Week of 4/28/2014

We’ll review letters P, Q and R. We’ll make pompon letters and numbers, letter “p” pianos, brightly- colored rainbow Rs and queens with crowns!

In Kids’ Cafe we’ll make edible umbrellas (apples and raisins) and spring flowers ( bread, colored cream cheese, bananas).

We’ll color, cutout and put together our own spring booklets!

We’ll sort and count common household and school items ( plastic utensils, crayons, blocks and books).

In story time we’ve been reading the little men and little miss books by Roger Hargreaves. The stories are clever and silly and each one teaches valuable lessons ( kindness , truthfulness, helpfulness, good manners). Ask your child about Mr. Happy ( a favorite !), Mr. Slow, Mr. Grumble and Little Miss Naughty!