Pre-K

Learning at UAS!

Week of February 23rd-27th

Dear parents,

This week we will begin our investigation into our new unit of inquiry: Insects.

Our students are very excited to share their knowledge and explore this new topic.

Please let us know if someone in your family has a job related to insects (e.g. nature photographer, gardener, beekeeper, exterminator) and would like to share their expertise with the class.

What you can do at home:

Talk with your child about the different kinds of insects you see. If possible, examine harmless insects you notice in your community. What features do they have? Point out interesting features, such as colors or patterns, where they live and how they move e.g. flying, crawling or jumping).

At the end of our study we will have a special event to show you what we’ve learned.

Thank you for playing an important role in our learning!

 

Questions of the day:

What is this? Show a picture of insects.

Which is bigger? (Show a picture of an animal and a picture of an insect ie- giraffe vs a ladybug)

 Did you see an insect today?

What are these? (Show two to three photos, e.g fly, earthworm, centipede.)

What insects Would you like to collect on our walk?

Objectives for the week:

15b Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition:Notices and discriminates alliteration

15c  notices and discriminates discrete units of sound

16a: Demonstrated knowledge of the alphabet: identifies letter sound correspondence

20b QuantifiesH

20c Connects numerals with their quantities

22a Compares and measures: measures objects

36  Eplores drama through actions and language

9d- tells about another time or place (taking about insect walk)

18a- interacts during reading experiences, book conversations, and text reflections

Books of the week:

 

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Week of Nov. 24th

Objectives for the week:

3a. Balances needs and rights of self and others 

3b. Solves social problems

8b Listens to and understands increasingly complex language: Follows directions

9a Uses language to express thoughts and needs: an expanding expressive vocabulary 

12a. Recognizes and recalls 

12b. Makes connections

  1. Uses classification skills

15b Notices and discriminates alliteration

21b: Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes: understands shapes

22a Compares and measures: measures objects

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics of living things
  2. Demonstrates knowledge of the physical properties of objects and materials

34 Explores musical concepts and expressions

35 Explores dance and movement concepts.

Question of the day?

What can you do with these?

How could the first two little pigs have made their houses stronger?

Who builds roads?

Books for next week:

Alternative of 3 little pigs

Build It from A-Z

Building a House

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Week of November 17th

Dear Parents,

It has been a busy and exciting week in Pre K! Next week we will be focusing on the following:

Questions of the day:

Can you build a building as tall as you?

Who builds buildings?

What can you do with a hammer?

When you grow up, what kind of job do you want to try?

 

Objectives for the week:

9a Uses an expanding expressive vocabulary

11a Attends and engages

11b. Persists

11c. Solves problems 

11d. Shows curiosity and motivation 

11e. Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking

12a Recognizes and recalls 

12b Makes connections

15c Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates discrete units of sound

16a: Demonstrated knowledge of the alphabet:Identifies and names letters

17b Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses: Uses print concepts

20a Counts

20b Uses number concepts and operations: quantifies.

23: Demonstrates knowledge of patterns

30: Shows basic understanding of people and how they live. 

34 Explores musical concepts and expressions

 

Books for the week:

 

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Week of Nov. 3rd

Objectives for the week:

3a. Balances needs and rights of self and others 

3b. Solves social problems

12a: Remembers and connects experiences: Recognizes and recalls 

15a: Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonic skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates rhyme

15c: Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonic skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates discrete units of sound

16a: Demonstrated knowledge of the alphabet: Identifies and names letters 

20b: Uses number concepts and operations: Quantifies

21a: Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes: Understands spatial relationships

23: Demonstrates knowledge of patterns

35: Explores dance and movement concepts

36 Explores drama through actions and language

 

Question of the day?

Which building is near our school?

What buildings do you think we will see?

What building did you like best?  

Have you ever seen a building like this?

Books for next week:

Chair for my mother

House, Sweet House

Buildings, Building Building

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Week of October 13th

Next week we will begin an exciting new unit of inquiry into our ‘Buildings Study’.

As we study buildings, we will learn concepts and skills in science, social studies, literacy, math, the arts and technology. We will also be using thinking skills to investigate, ask questions, solve problems, make predictions and test our ideas.

To get started, we are gathering all sorts of pictures of buildings. We could really use your help! We welcome pictures from any source, such as newspapers or magazines, postcards, printouts and your families photo collection. It would be wonderful if you could include pictures of buildings in other parts of the world, too.

What Can You Do at Home?

Study your home with your child. What materials were used to build it? How many rooms, windows and doors does it have?

Talk with your child about the buildings that you see together.

At the end of our study, we will have a special event to celebrate what we have learned.

Thank you for playing an important role in our learning!

Objectives of the week:

8a Listens to and understands increasingly complex language.

9a Uses language to express thoughts and needs.

13 Uses classification skills.

18c. Retells stories and recounts details from informational texts.

20a Counts.

20b Quantifies.

20c Connects numerals with their quantities.

22a Compares and measures: measures objects.

36 Explores drama through actions and language.

Questions of the week:

What do we know about buildings?

What things did we see on our building tour?

How many windows and doors are in our classroom?

What would you use to build your house: straw, sticks or bricks?

Books of the week: 

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Week of October 6th 2019

Objectives of the Week

4-Demonstrates traveling skills

5- Demonstrates balancing skills

6- Demonstrates gross motor manipulative skills

15c- Notices and discriminates discrete units of sounds

15b-Shows awareness that some words begin the same

21b – Understands shapes

23- Patterns

Question of the Week

Can you make this shape with your hands?

What do you like to do with your friends?

What book would you like to read today?

What do you do if you and your friend what the same toy?

 

Books of the Week

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Week of Sept. 29th, 2019

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Looking at our week ahead:

Objectives for the week:

16a Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet: identifies and names letter

15b Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills and word recognition: Notices and discriminates alliteration.

18a Comprehends and responds to books and other texts: Interacts during reading experiences, book conversations and text reflections

21b Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes: understands shapes

22c Compares and measures: measures objects and represents and analyzes data.

30 Shows basic understanding of people and how they live

36 Explores drama through actions and language

 

Questions of the week:

When do things happen at school? (Sunday- Monday)

Who works at our school? (Tuesday–Thursday)

 

 

Books of the week: 

The Gingerbread Man

The Neighborhood Song

Colors of Us

It’s OK to be Different

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Mrs. Waldo and Mrs. Elizabeth’s Pre-K classes!

We are so proud of how well our Pre-K students have settled and adjusted into their new school environment! Our students had a very busy first two weeks at school learning new routines, making friends and becoming more independent.

Thank you to the parents that came to ‘Back to School Night’, it was lovely to meet with you and discuss our goals and expectations for this school year.

If you were unable to attend, I have attached a link to our presentations below:

Mrs. Elizabeth: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gmr9GF-UWgWNmoioo8gxDy5Idk0jrGD_ 

Mrs. Waldo: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mq4gRG4SmtNa1CGH7Re6Ms8H_zjW2z9UTodki0Ft-oU/edit?usp=sharing 

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Looking at our week ahead:

Objectives for the week:

1(b) Follows limits and expectations.

8(a)-Listens to and understands increasingly complex language: comprehends language.

11(a) Attends and engages.

16(a)-Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet: identifies and names letters.

18(a)–Comprehends and responds to books & other texts:  interacts during reading experiences, book conversations, and text reflections.

21(a)- Explores and describes spatial relationships: understands spatial relationships.

 

Questions of the week:

What song shall we sing today?

How many fingers are on your hands? Two or Five?

Have you ever seen someone ___? 

Do you know how this is used?

What do we do after snack?

 

 

Books of the week: 

 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

We are excited for this wonderful school year ahead!

 

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