In kindergarten, we talked about the difference between real and fantasy. Having just completed our “realistic” bird images we switched our focus to fantasy or fiction. The students enjoyed hearing the fictional story “Arlo Needs Glasses” before drawing their own image of Arlo and coloring it with chalk. They are currently finishing the images with their own unique eyeglass designs.
The prek children studied famous artworks by Claude Monet and Gustav Klimt this month. We first talked about what we can see in a painting. Using marker and paint they created an image similar to Klimt’s “Tree of Life. They were particularly excited to use the gold paint! Practicing their skills at drawing triangles and rectangles they also recreated Monet’s “Haystacks in Winter” using oil pastel. To frame this famous work, the children designed a repeating shape and color pattern with marker
OSWEGO PRE-K AND ST. CHARLES KINDERGARTEN
We continue reading bilingual books and learning about Latin American cultures.
Enjoy the picture and video from the PreK classes at Oswego Road (#35).
Pre-K Song: The Mouse Under the Button
Spanish Resources for the Home
- Dodge The Ball/Rolled Ball
- Frog Jump Relay
- Skipping Relay
- Ball in a Bucket
- Agility Ladder
These activities allowed them to practice the following skills:
- Participating in relay races and understanding the rules and procedures to relay races.
- Demonstrating a frog jump (jumping from a crouched position).
- Demonstrating the skipping skill while alternating his/her feet.
- Rolls ball at a target.
- Moves body out of the way to anticipate a rolled ball
- Touches toes and stands back up without losing balance.
Kindergarten students just wrapped up "Tossing and Catching with Scarves" and played a game called "Capture The Scarf!" We also began a dodgeball unit! Students participated in a lead up game called, "Beat Ball" and "Line Run Warm-Up" to get ready to run bases quickly, understand fielding and kicking positions, and demonstrating team sportsmanship and team work!
It was wonderful to meet many of you at the Open House last Saturday! All of your children are making progress with computer navigation skills, vocabulary, and word processing skills. Please do not hesitate to ask for additional websites and resources for your students to practice these skills. Many resources are available on my webpage on the school website. I also handed out a list at the Open House.
Students in Pre-K this month learned a lot about Technology that helps us with our five senses. Students discovered that many every day objects helps with our sense of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and sense of touch. Students brainstormed ideas and we created a Padlet together as a class. Padlet is an interactive bulletin board that organizes images and other information. You can click below to see all the ideas we came up with.
Pre-K also continued to practice typing their name using the shift key.
Kindergarten students this month have been learning about a program called Max Count. This is a simpler version of Excel that familiarizes students with the parts, features, and benefits of a spreadsheet. Students practiced using the Auto Sum function to add numbers together as well as inserting data into individual cells. Students will soon learn how to insert a chart by using the data inserted in the table.
I look forward to further collaboration with your child's classroom teacher as well as their continued growth with technology.