A Look at Our Week
Mrs. Petty & Mrs. Bayn's Preschool Class - Room 206
- Please remember that the families for our classroom should be using the doors in the back of the school to enter the building - unless you are arriving after our scheduled start time and the rear doors are closed.
- Book Orders are due this Thursday 10/20. Our class activation code is H4GXP if you would like to order online.
- Please be sure to check your child's backpack each day for their folder. It has been a busy week with notes going home :-)
- Animal Safari is Monday 10/17 - I'll be sure to take some pictures!
- Picture Day is Wednesday 10/19 - make sure to make a solid color background selection and return the paper to class by the 19th.
Last week we:
- used plastic links and cubes to measure stuffed animals and compare lengths
- used Wiki Stix to create letters, numbers, and shapes
- worked to identify the first letter of our names and the sound the letter makes
- read The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, talked about what made Spookley special, and what makes each of us special
- created our own pumpkin from Spookley's Pumpkin Patch (they are hanging in our classroom, feel free to come in and take a peek!)
- used counters to practice sorting, patterning, and counting
- worked on a collage for the color pink
- visited with firemen from the Wyandotte Fire Department - they talked with us about when to call 911, how to get low if there is smoke, do not hide if you cannot get out, and Stop, Drop, and Roll. One of the firemen also put on all his gear so that we could see that he might look scary, but he is there to help us!
- we also read The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Firetruck!
Skills we worked on:
- problem solving
- fine motor skills
- phonological awareness
- alphabetic knowledge
- concepts about print
- community roles
Spookley was sad that he wasn't like everyone else, but as it turned out he was the only one that could save the day. Ask your child how :-)
This gingerbread man gets into some silly situations. Ask your child what he did on the fire truck.
This week we will
- revisit some of the things the firemen talked with us about
- read a non-fiction animal story to go along with our assembly
- work on a "My Favorite Animal" journal page
- work on fine motor skills by using chopsticks, tweezers, and tongs to move objects from one place to another
- use shape cut outs to make pictures
- color collage
- go on a "letter hunt"
- explore playdough with toothpicks - what can we make with both materials?