Week 3

This week we started our letter of the week.  Each week the children will learn about a new letter. This week was Ff. We are discussing the difference between uppercase and lowercase, how to write the letters and what sounds they make. Each Thursday your child will be sent home with a homework activity. Please take the time to complete the activity with your child.  The idea is for you and your child to think of or find things in your home that begin with that weeks letter. Then have your child draw a picture of it on their paper as well as write the word.  Please encourage your child to do the drawing and writing!! For instance, write the word fish and draw a picture of one! The children will be presenting their homework to the class every Monday.

During small group and work time, the children built letters using connectors. This activity helped the children understand the what makes a letter (straight lines/curved lines) as well as letter identification.

 

Week 2

What a busy week!!

The firefighters visited our class to talk to the children about fire safety. They also showed us the inside of an ambulance and fire truck!

Next the children were introduced to paint as well as the water table.  What are they learning while painting? Painting allows children the ability to express their imagination while building their fine motor skills as well as hand eye coordination. These are essential skills needed in the future for writing!

And what about the water table? Here they are learning about volume and measurement as they pour water into different sizes of containers and funnels. They are also learning to work cooperatively with their classmates!

Fun in the Gym!! Here they are developing their gross motor skills as well as learning how to play cooperatively with others!

Week 1

I want to start off by thanking all of you for making this first week as smooth as possible. The children are really starting to adapt to the routine of school.  We spent much of this first full week exploring the classroom materials as well as getting to know each other. Below are a few snap shots of our first full week of school. 

 

We also began Daily 5!! Books have been sent home in your child’s very own reading bag. Please be sure to read with your child nightly and send the books back daily as they are used in class!

Thanks again for such as great first week!! Enjoy your weekend!

Welcome to Preschool!!

Hello Families,

I want to welcome you all to my blog.  My goal is to update it weekly with pictures of what we did during the week as well as information regarding upcoming events.  I am looking forward to a great school year full of learning and fun.  See you all on Monday, September 18th at 8:40 for our first parent-child meeting!!