Monthly Archives: December 2020

Weekly Update 12/14-12/18

This week we started talking about what happens inside of buildings and who works in buildings. Mr Mark, our custodian, came to visit our classroom to tell us what he does at Kloefkorn. We talked about how we can work together to keep our classroom clean and safe.

During small groups this week we practiced making patterns with shapes and colors, looked through magazines to practice cutting and gluing, and worked on counting and putting the correct amount of items with the number.

Our 2nd Step lesson this week was about our touching rule. The touching rule says that, “A person should never touch your private body parts except to keep you healthy”. We talked about what to do if someone breaks the touching rule and who might need to touch your private body parts to keep you healthy.

Reminders

December 23-January 4 — No School (Winter Break)

Weekly Update 12/7-12/11

This week we started building with different materials! The preschoolers got to experiment with boxes this week. They built forts, rooms, ramps, and castles. Then, we repurposed the boxes as canvases for them to decorate.

Our small groups this week practiced letter-sound correspondence, identifying and making letters, and matching. You can practice letter sounds at home by emphasizing the beginning sound of words and talking about what letter makes that sound. You can challenge your child by asking them to come up with words that start the same way.

During our 2nd Step lesson we talked about feeling worried. We talked about who can help you if you are feeling worried and that your body might feel uncomfortable if you’re feeling worried.

Reminders

December 11 — No School (Plan Day)

December 15 — No School (PLC)

December 23 – January 4 — No School (Winter Break)

Weekly Update 12/1-12/4

This week we talked about what buildings are made of and what keeps people safe while they are building structures. The students were able to see and touch drywall, shingles, bricks, plywood, and 2×4’s to gain a better understanding of various types of building materials.

Our small groups this week allowed students to practice recognizing and making different shapes, practice identifying the beginning sounds of words, and they got to experiment making structures with blocks and shaving cream.

Our 2nd Step lesson focused on accidents. We learned that accidents happen all the time! We also learned what steps to take if we accidentally do something to a friend. We can tell the friend that it was an accident and check to see if they are okay or if we can help them.

 

Reminders

December 11 — No School (Plan Day)

December 15 — No School (PLC)

December 23 – January 4 — No School (Winter Break)