February 3rd to 7th

We will continue to focus on our music unit. Our focus questions for the week are:

“What different styles of music are there? How do they make us feel?”

The objectives we will focus on this week are:

  • 2 Establishes and sustains positive relationships: Responds to emotional cues
  • 12b Remembers and connects experiences
  • 15 Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates rhyme
  • 21a Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes: Understands spatial relationships.
  • 36 Explores drama through actions and language

In small groups, we will also continue to focus on storytelling and bookmaking.

We will read the following books next week:

  • Giraffe’s Can’t Dance
  • Olivia Forms a Band
  • Rap a Tap Tap

We will also prepare for our Sing-A-Long that will take place on February 21st at 8:15 on the early years playground. We hope you are able to make it!

 

 

 

January 6th to 10th

Our Week:

Welcome back to PreK! It has been a great start to the new year. This week we started our new unit of inquiry. Our study topic is Music Making. During this unit we will be exploring how music is made, what can be used to make instruments, and how music makes us feel.

Our central idea: Music can provide inspiration and an outlet for expression

The lines of inquiry are:

  • How instruments are used
  • Why people make music
  • How music makes us feel

 

Looking Ahead:

We will continue to investigate our new study topic on music making. The objectives we will focus on next week are:

  • 13 Classifying
  • 15a Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition:Notices and discriminates rhymes
  • 15b Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates alliteration
  • 15c Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates discrete units of sounds
  • 20 Quantifies
  • 22a Compares and measures: Measures objects
  • 35 Explores dance and movement concepts

We will read the following books:

  • Olivia Forms a Band
  • Pepi Sings a New Song
  • Giraffe’s Can’t Dance
  • Five Little Ducks
  • Today Is Monday

 

Have a great weekend!

Ms Lisa