PRESCHOOL PRESS

MRS. HENDERSON'S ALL DAY CLASS

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WHAT HAVE WE BEEN DOING IN 2016??

BUILDING STUDY

WINTER/WHAT DO ANIMALS DO IN WINTER?

LETTERS I, U C, O, Q

BOOK NOOK

*BUILD IT FROM A TO Z *BUILDING A HOUSE

*THE THREE LITTLE JAVELINAS *CITY 1-2-3

*WHEN A LINE BENDS, A SHAPE BEGINS

*JACK'S HOUSE *SNEEZY THE SNOWMAN

*HOW FULL IS YOUR BUCKET? *BUILD, DOGS, BUILD

*THE FORT ON FOURTH STREET *IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO SCHOOL

*THE HAT *PLEASE, MR PANDA

*A HOUSE FOR HERMIT CRAB

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HANDS ON LEARNING AND FUN

The preschoolers enjoy getting their hands dirty while they learn. They are provided with various opportunities to explore each week. Some of the different things we have done so far this winter in preschool include:

*rice table*moon sand trays*following a recipe to make our own play dough*snow in the water table*snow outside*creating art with paint and wheels with different textures*science - water jelly crystals*bubble show with the omaha children's museum*

making structures with different materials - cardboard, gingerbread houses, gum drops and toothpicks, foam, etc*ice castles*

ALL ABOUT THAT BOOK.....

Since the beginning of the year, we have discussed literary elements such as title, author, illustrator, characters, setting, etc. The students have many opportunities to be the author of their own stories by telling teachers about a picture they have drawn or an idea they have for a story. I have also been having them work on recalling things they have done earlier in the day or the previous day. We read stories and then try to retell them or recall the main parts of the story.


*JOURNALS

*ALPHABET BOOK

*CREATING OUR OWN BOOKS

TOOLS and SIMPLE MACHINES WITH MR. DAN

Our building study took a different turn and the preschoolers became very interested in simple machines and tools. We decided that since we have a resident expert in our building, Mr. Dan Hackett our custodian, we would see if he would mind letting us come down to his office to talk about these things. Dan was very kind and glad to chat with us. He was full of information as well. We asked about tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, ladders and simple machines - levers, pulleys, screws, wedges, inclined planes, wheels and axles. We made field drawings of these items before and after we talked to Dan. We have really enjoyed this study and look forward to learning more about buildings, tools, machines, and beyond!!
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HOW FULL IS YOUR BUCKET

About the Book

Every moment matters.

Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it's empty, we feel awful. Yet most children (and many adults) don't realize the importance of having a full bucket throughout the day.

In How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids, Felix begins to see how every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket. Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well.

Follow along with Felix as he learns how easy it can be to fill the buckets of his classmates, teachers, and family members. Before the day is over, you'll see how Felix learns to be a great bucket filler, and in the process, discovers that filling someone else's bucket also fills his own.

How many buckets will you fill today?

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LIFE SKILLS

We recently started learning about five life skills that will be important as we grow up and become productive members of our community - BE PATIENT, BE HELPFUL, BE CAREFUL, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE. The first one we focused on was being responsible. Each preschoolers talked with their family about chores they could do to help them feel like they are an important part of their household. The kids really seemed to enjoy this! =) If you haven't sent back the paper with your child, please do so when it's complete. They love getting the chance to talk about what they did and what they thought about it. Thank you so much for helping your child learn about these very important life skills!

visual phonics

I have sent home sheets showing you how we make the hand shapes for each sound. I am working on creating a video so you can see how each one is made so you can work on them with your preschooler.

preschool skills

We are always working on and learning some of the basics in preschool such as colors, shapes, numbers, and letters. One way that you can work on these with your kiddos is to talk to them about the things you see out in our world. Example "Look at that red circle over there. Can you find a shape on that sign?" Talk about the letters that make up their name, name them and have them keep working on writing their name. Some are still practicing writing their name in all upper case letters while others have moved on to writing the first letter upper case and the rest lower case. Each child moves at their own pace. Please try to find some time each night to read with your child.
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