April 28th to May 2nd

This week in PreK we finished our unit on insects. We completed our bees, which are hanging outside the classroom. Throughout the unit, the children enjoyed learning facts about insects as well as exploring the insects that live in our school community.

Next week we will start our new unit on simple machines. The central idea of our next unit is  Simple machines can be used for work and play.  We will start our unit by exploring what we already know about simple machines. We will then explore the following lines of inquiry throughout our unit:

  • types of simple machines 
  • how people use simple machines at their jobs
  • how we can use simple machines

The objectives we will focus on for next week are:

  • 4 Demonstrates traveling skills
  • 5 Demonstrates balancing skills
  • 15b Notices and discriminates alliteration
  • 15c Notices and discriminates discrete units of sound
  • 16b Letter sound correspondence
  • 18a Interacts during reading experiences, book conversations and text reflections
  • 20a. Uses number concepts and operations
  • 21a Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes
  • 23 Demonstrates knowledge of patterns

We will read the following books:

  • My Neighbors and Their Simple Machines
  • A Farmer’s Life for Me

 

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Lisa

 

 

April 21 to 25

It was a great week back after spring break. We started our week by attending the play, The Ugly Duckling. The children enjoyed the interactive show. We continued learning about our unit of inquiry, insects, by discussing how and what insects eat. We also started to make bees to hang up outside our classroom. We will finish making our bees next week. Please come check out our work outside our door!

Sunday, April 21st is a professional development day. There will be NO SCHOOL for students. 

Next week will be the last week for our unit on insects. Our focus question will be “How do insects help the Earth?”. We will explore the different ways insects help us and the environment.

The objectives we will focus on next week are:

  • 4 Demonstrates traveling skills
  • 14b Uses symbols and images to represent something not present: Engages in sociodramatic play
  • 15a Notices and discriminates rhyme
  • 17a Uses and appreciates book and other texts
  • 17b Uses print concepts
  • 20a Uses number concepts and operations: Counts
  • 20b Uses number concepts and operations: quantifies
  • 21b Understands shapes

 

We will read the following books:

  • Who lives in Trees?
  • What the Ladybird Heard
  • Why Do Plants Have Flowers?
  • Bees

Thank you for a fun week and have a nice weekend!

Ms. Lisa