October 14th to 18th

Our Week:

This week we focused on the questions “What sounds do you hear at school?”. We explored and talked about different sounds at school. We also read stories that focused on sounds including Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear and Going On A Bear Hunt. Today, we went on a bear hunt on the early years playground. The children walked through different obstacles that were from the story, including tall wavy grass, a deep cold river, and thick oozy mud. In small groups, we continued to focus on identifying the letters of our names.

 

Looking Ahead:

There is no school next week, October 21st to October 25th. 

We will start our new unit on October 28th. Please read the letter we sent home today about the new unit. Our new unit is a study on buildings. The central idea is of our unit is: The construction and use of buildings can transform a community.

Our focus questions for the first week of our unit are”What do we know about buildings?” and “What do we want to find out?”

The objectives we will be focusing on are:

  • 8a Listens to and understands increasingly complex language: comprehends language:
  • 9a Uses language to express thoughts and needs: an expanding vocabulary
  • 13 Uses classification skills
  • 15c Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates discrete units of sound
  • 16b Identifies letter-sound correspondence
  • 16a Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet: identifies and names letter
  • 20b Uses number concepts and operations: quantifies.
  • 20c Connects numerals with their quantities
  • 22a Compares and measures: measures objects
  • 36 Explores drama through actions and language

The books we will be reading are:

The Three Little Pigs and Changes, Changes 

Have a great break and I look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, October 28th.

Ms. Lisa

 

October 7th to October 11th

Our Week:

Our focus questions this week were “How do we make and keep friends?” and “How can we be part of a group?”. We read several books about friendship including Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems. We also played a singing game in which the children practiced how to ask friends to play with them. We also finished painting our gingerbread men.

Looking Ahead: 

Next week we will complete our first mini-study. Our focus questions for the week are “What sounds do we hear at school?”and “Where do they come from?”.

The objectives we will focus on are:

  • 8b Follows directions
  • 15a Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates rhyme
  • 15c Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates discrete units of sound
  • 16a Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet: identifies and names letter
  • 18c Comprehends and responds to books and other texts: Retells stories and recounts details from informational texts
  • 19a Demonstrate writing skills: writes names
  • 20b Uses number concepts and operations: Quantifies

 

Our books this coming week are:

Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear 

Going on a Bear Hunt  

 

Reminders: 

Our library day is Monday. Please return your child’s book on Monday so they can check out another book.

Picture day is October 17th. Please remember to send your child to school wearing their UAS polo shirt for picture day.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Lisa

 

September 30th to October 4th

Our Week:

It was another fun week in PreK. Our focus question was “Who Works at Our School”. This week we learned about the people who work in our school. Ms. Fox, Ms. Gloria, and Ms. Karen came to visit our class. We asked them questions about their jobs and what they do at UAS.

During small groups, we focused on literacy and mathematics. In math, we practiced our measuring skills by comparing different lengths as well as making salt dough. The children helped follow the recipe to make the salt dough. We used the salt dough to make gingerbread men to go with our story from this week, The Gingerbread Man. In literacy, we continued to focus on the the letters in our first name by playing a matching game.

Looking Ahead: 

Our focus questions for next week will be “How do we make and keep friends?” and “How can we be part of a group?”.

The objectives we will focus on our:

  • 1a Manages feelings
  • 2 Establishes and sustains positive relationships.
  • 3b participate cooperatively and constructively
  • 4 Demonstrates travelling skills
  • 10a  Engages in Conversations
  • 15 Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition
  • 16a Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet: identifies and names letter
  • 17b Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses: uses print concepts
  • 18a Comprehends and responds to books and other texts: Interacts during reading experiences, book conversations and text reflections
  • 20a Uses number concepts and operations
  • 20B Uses number concepts and operations
  • 34 Explores musical concepts and expression

Our books this coming week are:

  • The Gingerbread Man  
  • Hooray, a Piñata 
  • Too Many Tamales 
  • Crazy Pizza Day

Our songs this coming week are:

  • This Old Man

 

Reminders:

Our class library day is Monday. Please send your child’s library book to school on Monday so they will be able to check out another book.

 

Thank you for another fun week and we hope you have a great weekend.

 

Ms. Lisa