PRE-K NEWS

APRIL 7-11

OUR CURRENT STUDY IS...

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE! We are so excited to see the kids so involved already! It is fun to watch how THEY have started to understand how Creative Curriculum works. They truly were prepared this time for "Let's talk about what we know about reusing, reducing, and recycling things." They expect conversations, lists, graphs, and hands on objects to help us learn.


We talked about the basics this week. We focused mostly on how we can reuse certain trash objects that we have collected. The kids have even been reusing some as "blocks" to build robots and different structures.

SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES

GARBAGE/RECYCLING WALK: We took a walk to see where our garbage and recycling go in the school.


VIDEO TIME: We watched some kid friendly videos about recycling, reusing, landfills, etc.


JUNK ART: What can you make from a laundry basket full of junk?? A robot! A skyscraper! A plane! A car! What else?


TALLYING JUNK: We went through our collection, tallying how many things were made from plastic, metal, and paper.

BOOKS WE READ

The Paper Bag Princess: A story about a girl who makes a princess dress out of a paper bag.


Hush! A Thai Lullaby: With this rhyming book we talked about how people can make things out of other objects.

SONGS, POEMS, AND GAMES!

Try THIS project at home!


1. Find a collection of "trash" like containers, paper, water bottles, etc.

2. Talk about how you can reuse these objects (refill water bottles, use containers for leftovers)

3. See what you can make from these objects as well (vase from a water bottle, doll bed from a box)

JOLLY PHONICS

Our most recent sound we focused on was "z". The older kids are really working hard at reading and spelling basic three and four letter words. It's great to watch as the younger kids start to make some letter-sound connections as well. We have not been as focused on the blends as we would like to touch on all 26 letter sounds before the school year is over!

THURSDAY, APRIL 17TH

It's Farm Day! Kids are allowed to dress like farmers as we visit with the high school's FFA program!