NFS Curriculum Update :: April, 2014
The pre-k students will be finshing our letter songs and learning some fun counting songs. We will be practicing our steady beat through the use of various poems, songs, dances and classroom instruments. We have enjoyed using the parachute to practice steady beat, and we will learn some new games to add to our repetoir this month. We will also be playing some circle games!
In physical education class we will continue to develop our physical fitness and work on muscular strength with a focus on core. Our floor hockey unit begins with the basic introduction of how to hold and swing the stick as well as stick handling, passing and shooting. Following this introduction to floor hockey, we will turn our attention to juggling and how to juggle with one, two and hopefully three items at a time. Also, t-ball, baseball, and kickball will be presented and students will begin to learn and practice the skills associated with those games.
In April we will wrap up our clothing unit and focus on the four seasons, particularly spring. We will learn lots of vocabulary about things found in nature, weather conditions and activities that we can do when the weather warms up! As always, we will ask and answer questions aloud and continue to review and reinforce all of the vocabulary we have learned this year!