PK 4.4 Newsletter

Learning is a process that creates and inspires

Dear parents,

This week our children have been exposed to a variety of activities, stories and songs that help support our understanding of who works at our school. We discussed how we can help each other in our family and our school. We had a visitor from our school come in to our class to talk about their job and how they can help us. The children took the opportunity to make comments and ask the visitor questions.

We worked on describing shapes and spatial relationships by using geoboards, lids, and pattern blocks. In addition to this, we delve into measuring and comparing quantities as we cooked and used play sand. They had a great time exploring the materials, using them in different ways and observing the results.

In Literacy, the children used alphabet cards, foam and magnetic letters and to identify letters in their names. The also enjoyed listening to the Gingerbread man story and coming up with ideas of where he could run off to. Songs, rhymes and games were an important part of our daily routine as it gives us an opportunity to reinforce language development.


Objectives of the week

Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses

Compares and measures.

Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet

The Gingerbread Man

This week we read and did several activities basted the story "The Gingerbread Man" which students absolutely loved. They specially liked how the gingerbread man was able to out run so many people.

Students played Gingerbread Memory, went on a scavenger hunt looking for the Gingerbread man to get to know their school and made gingerbread cookies!

The Gingerbread Man - Animated Fairy Tales for Children

Scavenger Hunt

We went on a scavenger hunt to find the gingerbread man that escaped from our classroom! Students solved riddles in order to find his parts and pur him back together.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Students also enjoyed this classic. It went well with reviewing the concepts of length and measurement that we talked about last week. It was good tool to measure reading comprehension and concept understanding.

Welcome Pablo!

This week we welcomed a new student, Pablo Gimenez, into our school family! Pablo is from Mexico and loves to play sports, especially soccer. We look forward to a great year with his company!

Happy Birthday Emma!

Emma turns 5 on Saturday and she brought cupcakes to celebrate with her classmates in school. Have a happy birthday Emma!

Reminders

  • Peace day will be celebrated on September 21. Please send your child to school wearing a white shirt.
  • Conscious Discipline Workshop Wednesday September 21st at 8:30am.
  • Math Night! Thursday September 22nd
  • No School on September 30th.
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