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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)

Weekly Update 1/28-1/29

During these two day, we spent time exploring tubes and water! We also used ramps and tubes to make different pathways for balls and marbles.

Home Visits

Our 3rd quarter home visits are scheduled for Feb 8-26. During this visit, I will update you about your child’s progress in the classroom, answer any questions you might have, and complete a short activity if your child is present. Your child will pick a teacher they’d like to write and deliver a letter to using a tube! Please have at least one tube that your child can fit a rolled piece of paper in (toilet paper tube, paper towel tube, wrapping paper tube, etc.).

Valentine’s Day

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are not allowed to bring Valentine’s cards, candy, or other items to share with classmates.

Reminders

February 9 — No PM preschool (Extra PLC)

February 15 — No School (Plan Day)

February 23 — No School (PLC)

Weekly Update 1/19-1/22

This week we continued our discussion about tubes and tunnels. We explored types of tubes that we could find at the hardware store and went on a tube scavenger hunt in the classroom. We learned that we use tubes everyday!

In small groups this week we worked on identifying and writing numbers, identifying words that start with the same sound, and used teamwork to put together floor puzzles.

Our social emotional curriculum introduced the word disappointed. We talked about what it meant to feel disappointed and we can do to calm our bodies down. We practiced putting our hands on our tummy and taking deep belly breaths.

Home Visits

Our 3rd quarter home visits are scheduled for the weeks of February 8-26. During this visit, I’ll update you on your child’s progress, answer any questions you might have, and your child will be choosing a teacher to write a letter to. Please save at least one tube that your child can put their letter in to deliver it! Let me know if you need a reminder about your day/time or if you need to reschedule.

Reminders

January 26 — No School (PLC Day)

 

Weekly Update 1/5-1/8

We had a great first week back in preschool! This week we reviewed our rules and expectations in preschool. We practiced how to follow rules in the classroom and how to follow rules in the hallway.

During small groups, we practiced making letters and numbers with playdoh, making shapes on geoboards, and using positional words to describe the location of things.

Our social emotional curriculum focused on reviewing how to solve problems at preschool. We talked about asking friends nicely and using a timer. We also introduced the word frustrated and talked about what it means to feel that way.

Reminders

January 12 — No PM preschool (Extra PLC day)

January 18 — No School (MLK Jr. day)

January 26 — No School (PLC)

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)