Dearborn Public Schools

We Went On a Nature Hunt

and guess what we found?! With the change of season and introduction of our 5 senses, the children decided we should explore outside.  On our nature walk, the children used their eyes, ears, nose, and hands to describe the world around them.  They looked up, down, and all around. The blue group was getting ready …Continue reading

Pumpkin Exploration

We had a fun week of exploring with pumpkins.  On Monday, the children were given pumpkin play dough and pattern shapes to create their own jack-0-lantern.  Look at how different each one is made.  The children learned the names of many shapes: triangle, square, hexagon, trapezoid, and diamond (or as one child taught us: rhombus!) …Continue reading

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles

Last week, the children were bubbling over with excitement because they were scientists!  They were asked to make a prediction (guess) about what would happen when they used the straw to blow into the liquid.  Some children said, “It will explode!” “It will go up into my eyes.” “It will turn colors.” “A big bubble …Continue reading

The Three Bears

A Day in PreK

We hope you all enjoyed a day in preK.  The children were very eager to show you what they do when they are at school.  As you can see, we have a busy day of learning and fun! They are becoming quite independent by hanging up their belongings, putting their folders in the green bucket, …Continue reading

Daily 5 in Action

The children have been very excited to practice Read to Self.  They were given a book bag that holds their books to be read during this part of the day.  Throughout the school year, they will be making books to add to their bag.  The children have learned the expectations for Read to Self: Stay …Continue reading

What is Daily 5?

Glad you asked;)  Daily 5 is the literacy curriculum used in preK – 5th grade throughout the entire district. The 5 components include: Listen to Reading, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work, and Work on Writing.  As preschoolers, the children are introduced to these 5 areas in a developmentally appropriate way.  As they enter …Continue reading

Welcome to our preK room:)

Hello everyone, We are now going into our 3rd week of school and the children are beginning to understand the daily routine and what is expected.  We have a busy, busy day!  Here is our daily schedule: Welcome Time/Breakfast Time Puzzle or Book Time Greeting Time Small Group Time Planning Time Work Time/Clean Up Time Recall …Continue reading

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