Preschool Press

February 18-28, 2013

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Wow! Thank you everyone for donating food for our food drive! We had a generous amount of food to donate to the food pantry. The children were proud to bring food to school and were excited to share it with the families who need food.
During the next two weeks our theme will be the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. We will focus on the sequence of the story and comprehension of the beginning, middle and end of the story. We will use the story to address other skills like letter recognition, social/emotional skills (helping others and feelings) and number concepts as we see how many coconuts are in the book.

Weekly Skills

During the two weeks we will work on a variety of preschool skills. These skills are modified to make sure they are appropriate for the variety of ages we have in our class. Below is a list of some of the skills we will work on during our theme of the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  1. Capitol and lowercase letter recognition
  2. Letter and shape writing approximations.
  3. Turn-taking/waiting your turn
  4. Print awareness
  5. Counting objects-demonstrating one-one correspondence.
  6. Labeling numbers 1-10.
  7. Understanding number concepts of some, none, all and more/less.8. Demonstrating comprehension of story being read. Maintaining topic of conversation while making comments.

Home Activities

As we work on a variety of skills during the next two weeks we look for further reinforcement of skills at home. This continued encouragement of concepts will increase understanding and application of those skills. Below are activities to do at home.
  1. Please send pictures to school of objects that begin with letters Uu and Vv. Emphasize the sound the letter makes.
  2. Practice recognizing letters in print. Have children circle a particular letter when looking at an ad, catalog or magazine. Emphasize capitol and lowercase letters.
  3. Go on a letter search in your home. Hide letters in your home and have the children help you find them or search for letters that may be on things around your home, like the refrigerator, on food packaging, magazines and books you have around the house.
  4. Which number is bigger, which is smaller? Who has more? Who has less? Give each person a set of number cards. As you turn them over decide who has the bigger or smaller number. You can also play with a particular set of objects like Legos. As you play discuss who has more or less as you build.

Reminders

  1. Wednesday, 2/20 is our Parent Night with Scott Long, comedian and parent of a child with Autism. Please call Missy Cox, Early Childhood Secretary at Brooks School Elementary to RSVP. The phone number is 915-4256. Childcare is provided.
  2. Wednesday, 2/27 is a Late Start Day. There will be no PM Class. AM Class will attend in the afternoon.