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Weekly Update 4/12-4/16

We celebrated the Week of the Young Child this week!

Music Monday

Tasty Tuesday

Work Together Wednesday

Artsy Thursday

Family Friday

Pictures from Friday will be in next weeks blog post!

Reminders

April 27 — No School (PLC)

 

Weekly Update 4/5-4/9

This week we focused on how to reuse recycled materials. We used materials to make instruments and decorated grocery bags for vests! We even had a fashion walk around the school to show off our new looks 🙂

We had a special visitor this week. Ms Shari zoomed with us and read a story! We are all missing Ms Shari, who had shoulder surgery in March, and at this point are not sure when she will return. She is anxious to get back and misses everyone! Some other preschool news, Ms Peggy welcomed a new baby girl, Eliana Margaret, to their family on April 1!

In small groups this week we practiced retelling a familiar story (The Gingerbread Man), making letters in new ways, and experimented with how to make new shapes using magnatiles.

Our social emotional curriculum focused on ways to solve problems. This group of kiddos is great at coming up with solutions to all sorts of problems that might occur. Try to challenge your child at home and see what kind of solutions they can come up with!

Reminders

April 13 — Alternate PLC Schedule (8:00-11:30)

April 27 — No School (PLC)

Weekly Update 3/29-4/1

This week we talked about how we can recycle materials to make new things. We recycled paper towel tubes to make binoculars and old grocery sacks to make kites!

During small group this week we played a memory game, recycled paper to make books, and sorted through various recycled materials to find the recycling symbol. Do you recycle at your house? Talk to your child about things that you can and cannot recycle. Let them help you sort your recycling into different bins.

Our 2nd step lessons went over how to stay safe at school. We practiced our shelter drill and our evacuation drill and talked about the other drills (lockdown, hold, secure) and what they mean.

Reminders

April 2 & 5 — No School

April 13 — Alternate PLC Schedule (8:00-11:30am)

April 12-23 — 4th Quarter Home Visits

Weekly Update 3/22-3/26

This week we began talking about where our trash goes. We drew a map of where it went and went to see where our trash goes at school. We also talked about things that can be recycled and things that cannot be recycled.

In small groups this week we practiced making letters, making patterns, and got to go bowling!

Our social emotional lessons focused on identifying and solving a problem. When you’re reading a story to your child, see if they can identify the problem or the solution!

Reminders

March 30 — No School

April 2 – 5 — No School

April 13 — Alternate PLC schedule 8:00-11:30am

Weekly Update 3/15-3/19

For our first week back from break, we talked about rules at preschool and how to be a good friend. We practiced problem solving skills and reminded our brains about the rules in the classroom and the building. The students also got to go on a gingerbread man hunt, ask them where he was hiding!

In small groups this week we made playdoh, played a matching game, and played a movement game. We focused on following rules, routines, and taking turns.

Our social emotional lessons this week were about how to make friends at school. We talked about how to invite friends to play, kind ways to talk to friends, and how to use our solution kit to solve problems.

Reminders

March 30 — No School (PLC)

Weekly Update 3/1-3/5

This week we talked about trash! We talked about where we might find it, what types of trash we might see, things we could do with trash, and how we could reuse it. The students came up with some very creative ways to reuse junk.

During small group, we made junk art, practiced answering questions, and took a walk around the school to graph the different kinds of trash/recycling receptacles.

Our second step curriculum reviewed safe and unsafe touches and the touching rule. The students practiced how to say “No” in a strong voice and we talked about what to do if someone breaks the touching rule.

Reminders

March 8-12 — No School (Spring break)

March 16 — Adjusted PLC schedule — PM students in session 8:00-11:30am

Weekly Update 2/22-2/26

This week we finished our tubes and tunnels study. We had a special guest who talked to use about the trumpet, an instrument that is a tube. To celebrate, we made instruments from tubes and talked about our favorite parts of our tube study. Today, we started our new study: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Our small groups this week allowed students an opportunity to practice taking turns and following directions by playing board games, use shaving cream and blocks to build structures, and decorate a mitten after listening to a story.

Our second step lesson focused on fair ways to play. Students practiced how to play together with friends, how to trade toys, and we thought of other ways to solve problems that might arise in the classroom.

Reminders

March 8-12 — No School (Spring Break)

March 16 — PM Preschool from 8:00-11:30am (Extra PLC day)

March 30 — No School (PLC Day)

Weekly Update 2/17-2/19

This week we began talking about how you can make music with tubes. We experimented with different types of tubes and tried various ways to make sounds. We also got to explore new instruments and learn how to play them.

In small groups this week, students practiced rhyming,  recall skills using a memory game, and sorting. You can practice sorting at home with things around your house! You could decide on different categories such as: items that belong in the kitchen/bathroom, items that are theirs/siblings/shared, items of certain colors, etc.

Our social emotional curriculum focused on how to invite others to play. We talked about kind ways to invite friends to play and how friends might feel if you invite them to play with you.

Reminders

February 23 — No School (PLC)

March 8-12 — No School (Spring Break)

March 16 — Extra PLC Day — PM session runs from 8:00-11:30am

Weekly Update 2/8-2/12

This week we talked about who works with tubes and tunnels. The students drew a picture of what they would do if they worked with tubes and tunnels. The students also worked together with a small group to tape tubes and make marble tracks.

During small group we practiced patterns and weaving, identifying letters, and revealed surprise messages with water color.

Our social emotional lesson focused on fair ways to play at school. We talked about how students can share ideas and take turns appropriately.

Reminders

February 15 — No School (Plan day)

February 23 — No School (PLC day)

Weekly Update 2/1-2/5

This we talked about tubes that we have in our bodies (veins, arteries, esophagus, etc). Mr Bassett visited us via zoom to talk about the different things that go through tubes and how the tubes in our bodies help us stay strong and grow.

During small groups, we used tubes to make bird feeders, practiced making patterns with beads, and went on a color hunt in the classroom.

Our social emotional focus was how to manage waiting. We learned about different strategies such as taking a deep breath or counting different things around you. We practiced counting friends and looking around the room for numbers.

Home Visits

Our 3rd quarter home visits are scheduled for Feb 8-26. Please let me know if you need a reminder for the day/time you signed up for or if you need to reschedule.

Reminders

February 9 — No School (Extra PLC)

February 15 — No School (Plan day)

February 23 — No School (PLC)