Voyagers in Pre- k 4

Playing, Learning & Growing Together

December Happenings



* December 5 - Collecting small toys for our students gift bags.

*December 14 - Polar Express Day , wear your Pajamas to school

Holiday Dinner in Cafeteria

* December 15 - Wrapped Book for Book Exchange Due

Winter Holiday Party - AM 10:00-11:00 PM 2:00-3:00

* December 16 - Early Release

* December 19 - Winter Holiday Break - See you next year!

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Thematic Units

We will be spending the next three weeks learning about

Winter Celebrations and traditions around the world.

* Gingerbread Man
*Christmas
*Hanukkah
* Kwanzaa
*Ramadan
*Las Posadas

Song we are learning. "Must Be Santa"

Must Be Santa

Books We Are Reading

  • The Ginger Bread Boy , Paul Galdone
  • The Gingerbread Man, Jim Alesworth
  • The Gingerbread Girl, Lisa Campbell
  • The Gingerbread Baby , Jan Brett
  • The Gingerbread Pirates , Kristin Kladstrup
  • 10 Gingerbread Men
  • Misses Wishy Washy's Christmas
  • Santa Close is coming to Town
  • The Night Before Christmas
  • Bear Stays Up for Christmas
  • Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Together For Kwanzaa
  • On the First Night of Hanukkah
  • My First Ramadan
  • The Legend of the Poinsettia
  • Celebrations

Having fun and learning about Thanksgiving !

LANGUAGE


  • Children use books and other written materials to engage in pre-reading behaviors. Independent Reading Time
  • Compare & Contrast different versions of a story ]
  • Sequencing a story / retelling
  • Listening & Comprehension Skills. Students show understanding by following two and three step directions.
  • Hearing Beginning Sounds and Naming Letters. (a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,k,l,r,o,t,)http://www.starfall.com/ & http://www.abcya.com
  • Combining onset & rime (initial consonant and vowel consonant) to make words
  • Sight Words - Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Orange, Brown & White
  • Vocabulary - listen, ask, answer, see, feel ,touch, hear, taste, smell, smooth, rough, bumpy, soft, hard, healthy, grow, plant, celebration, present, party,
  • Song Folder Visit https://clearcreek.itslearning.com/lprice/songs/
The Gingerbread Boy

Writing


  • Hand writing - Letters G, K, R
  • Movable Alphabet - match letters, ABC order, build words (as, fast, run, pig, gift, )
  • Intentionally uses scribbles/writing to convey meaning . Understand that you can talk, draw and write about things that have happened to you
  • Uses mock letters/letter strings
  • Shared Writing
  • iPad AP - Little Writer

Mathematics

  • Calendar - Graphing the Weather, Rote Counting to 30 , Number Recognition, Patterning
  • Describe and sort by different attributes ( alike & different)
  • Sequencing Numbers - creating a number line
  • Patterns in the Environment

  • Exploring Counting Materials

  • Exploring Building Blocks

Social Skills

Making Meaningful Friends
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