Learning at UAS!

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: 

Mrs. Waldo: 

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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