Monthly Archives: February 2020

Weekly Update 2/24-2/8

This week we talked about what makes balls move and who uses balls. We got to experiment with water and got to go to the gym to practice how to use a variety of balls (basketball, volleyball, soccer ball, etc.).

In our small groups this week students practiced making their name with magnets, used straws to try to blow different balls on the table and carpet, and worked on their recall skills by playing the game What’s Missing? This game is easy to play at home and can be done very quickly. You find 3-5 items, show them to your child, put a blanket on top, take 1-3 items away and see if they can tell you what’s missing! It’s a great way to practice memory and recall skills.

Our social emotional curriculum focused on how to invite friends to play and how to join friends in their play. We talked about how students could give a play idea to a group of friends or ask to join or help them with what they are already playing. We also talked about how to be kind to all friends all of the time in the classroom. Take some time to talk to your child about kind words and actions that they can display in the preschool classroom.

Reminders

March 3 & 5 — Parent Teacher Conferences

March 9-13 — No School (Spring Break)

Weekly Update 2/18-2/21

This week we continued to experiment with balls and tried to answer the question, do all balls roll? The students had the opportunity to test that theory with various types of balls and practiced working in partners.

In small groups this week students practiced making 3-D shapes with playdoh, used ramps to see which balls rolled faster than others, and explored environmental print and got to make their own sign.

Our social emotional curriculum focused on how to appropriately invite a friend to play and how friends feel when they are included in play.

Reminders

February 25 — No School (PLC)

March 3 & 5 — Parent Teacher Conferences

March 9-13 — No School (Spring Break)

Weekly Update 2/10-2/14

This week we continued our Balls Study and explored various sizes and types of balls and started exploring whether or not all balls bounce.

During small groups, students practiced their guessing and counting skills, how to tally, and got to bounce balls and count how many times they bounced.

Our social emotional curriculum focused on our fair ways to play in the classroom. We talked about how students can play together, trade, and take turns with materials.

Reminders

February 17 — No School (Plan day)

February 25 — No School (PLC)

March 3 & 5 — Parent Teacher Conferences

Weekly Update 2/3-2/7

The preschoolers had a fun time celebrating the end of our clothing study. They got to enjoy a “fancy” lunch and got to strut their stuff for some Kloefkorn students and staff! We also began our Balls Study this week.

 

In small groups this week, students practiced how to use a graph, sorted buried treasure in the sand table, and got to build shapes using pipe cleaners.

 

Our social emotional curriculum taught the students a new strategy for waiting. We discussed that you could count while you are waiting to wash your hands, or for your turn for a toy, or while you’re sitting in the car. We practiced counting items that were blue, counting friends in the classroom, and rote counting while waiting.

 

Reminders

February 14 — Spring Party @ 1:15pm

February 17 — No School (Plan day)

February 25 — No School (PLC)