OUR CURRENT STUDY IS...
It is called "Beginning the Year." We have been working on learning our friend's names, our classroom rules and routines, and about our environment here at school. The teachers have been spending time in each area of our classroom, talking about the materials and suppiles availiable at choice time.
We have also been discussing families and family structure. The kids sure like talking about special people in their lives.
BOOKS WE READ
A World of Families
Peeny Butter Fudge
All of these books talk about the differences and similiarities between families.
SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES
Modeling clay (making it, making balls, making snakes)
The Name Game (letter recognition and classroom names)
Can You Find It (using positinal words to locate objects in our room)
SONGS AND POEMS
Little Miss Muffet
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Played Jack in The Box
Played Are You Ready?
Played Moving to the Beat
These "games" are all little movement/literacy activities.
We would like to invite you in to be a Mystery Reader! If you would like to participate at any time, please contact your classroom teacher. We prefer to have readers come at 8:30, 10:30, 12:30 or 2:30. You job would be to pick a favorite story you would like to read, don't tell your child, and come on in and read to us! We will give clues to the kids and have them guess who our reader is. Grandparents, other relatives, or family friends are always welcome as well.
Remember: If the weather ever gets cooler...NAMES ON ALL NEW JACKETS!!!
We had "visitors" in our room this week. We all rotated classrooms to make sure the kids get to know our entire PreK staff. They had questions ready for each one of us!!