Prek 4 Class ( Adele Leeds)
Y and Z are this week’s letters. We’ll make yaks and zebras and use yellow yarn ( rulers and yardsticks too) for a lesson on measurement.
To celebrate spring we’ll create spring flower gardens using sticky dots and hole reinforcers( good for fine motor strength) and crayons to add petals,stems and leaves!
Using thumbprints and handprints we’ll show the growth of a tulip: bulb, roots, stem, bud and bloom!
We’ll read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? (Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle) and do a counting and sorting math activity. After reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar ( Eric Carle ) we’ll make edible caterpillars with cucumbers and grapes!
Our science lesson will introduce the children to the water cycle with a simple condensation experiment.
Prek 3 Class ( Susan Adesina )
THEME – explore the 5 senses through hands on experience
This week each child will be encouraged to put up their hand to ask a question- take turns.
ENGLISH- Letter “V” and its sound, naming as many “V” words as we can – eg” VAN VET VOICE VOLCANO VIOLIN VACUUM VEGETABLES VASE
MATHS- count 10 to 20 forward and backwards. Play number identification games
- “Tastes good ” by S Hewitt
- “Smell it” by S Hewitt”
- The Easter story
NURSERY RHYME- “Head and shoulders”
CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES- “V”words, number math. Months of the year. Seasons.
We will read at least one story each day
HEALTH SKILLS- Blindfolded – feel/taste/smell/listen to a variety of objects and guess what each one is Play various musical instruments to make different sounds- high/low, loud/soft
ART AND CRAFT PROJECTS:
- Make a collage of things we are thankful for
- Make a VASE of paper flowers on a letter V
- Make a hand print VOLCANO
- Cut out several paper hands and stick a different textured material on each hand
- Use a paper towel tube and dried beans to make a shaker
Prek 2 Class ( Chrissy Sunberg)
Spring has Finally Sprung!! This week we will be learning about the letter W. In honor of Spring our group will make worm crafts with pipe cleaners and sticks.
We will also make bird feeders so we can welcome all the birds back to NJ. We will have watermelon and do a watermelon craft too. The them for this week is characteristic of water.
We are going to discuss the importance of water.
As always, we will practice sitting in a circle and listening to our teachers during circle time and not speaking while others are.
We will also practice keeping our hands to ourselves.
Some books we will be reading are:
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Caterpillar Spring Butterfly Summer
- Splish Splash Spring