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Weekly Update 10/4-10/8

This week we began our tree study. We talked about what we already know about trees and got to explore various tree parts. We also went on a walk around Kloefkorn to go on a tree hunt. We found a lot of trees!

During small groups, students experimented with mixing paint to make new colors, practiced one-to-one counting, and practiced determining which is more when looking at groups of cubes.

Our social emotional curriculum focused on how to ask for what you need kindly. We practiced how to tap on a friends shoulder, say their name, and then ask. We also learned about our fire safety rule: Never play with fire.

 

Reminders

October 15-19 — No School (Fall Break)

Weekly Update 9/27-10/1

This week we talked all about sounds that we hear at school. We went on a sound walk outside and played sound bingo. The gingerbread man came to visit us again but he ran away! We had to find clues in the nurses office and the library in order to find him.

During small groups this week students read Crazy Pizza Day and made their own crazy pizzas, played with shaving cream, and used letter stamps.

Our social emotional curriculum focused on following directions. We also practiced an evacuation drill and a shelter drill.

Reminders

October 15-October19 — No School (Fall Break)

October 26 — No School (PLC)

Weekly Update 9/20-9/24

This week we talked about how to be a good friend at school. We looked at pictures of students in the classroom and talked about what they were playing. Students were able to decide if they liked playing inside or outside better.

During small groups this week we practiced taking turns, predicting how many times a ball would bounce, and made our own Preschooler, Preschooler What Do You See? book! We also spent some time introducing some new centers and play ideas.

Our second step curriculum focused on our ways to stay safe. We learned about two rules: never touch guns and always ask first. Ask your child if they can tell you what our safety rules are!

Reminders

September 28 — No School (PLC)

Weekly Update 9/13-9/17

This week we learned about who works at Kloefkorn. We saw the cafeteria where Ms Carol cooks our food and we went to see the office. Ms Val and Ms Carin showed us their computers and we talked about how they helped us at school. We also met the Gingerbread Man, who ran away from us! We had to go on a gingerbread hunt to find him. Ask your child where the Gingerbread Man went!

During small groups this week we practiced writing our names and letters, learned how to use geoboards, and matched lids with the right size/shape containers.

Our second step lesson this week was all about fair ways to play. We talked about how we could play together, trade, take turns, and use a timer to solve problems at school.

Reminders

September 28 — No School (PLC)

Weekly Update 9/7-9/10

This week we talked about our rules at preschool and Kloefkorn. We talked about safe ways to move our bodies in the classroom, safe ways to use our hands, and we practiced using rhythm sticks.

During small groups this week the students cut and glued pictures, practiced balancing, and practiced throwing bean bags into different shaped containers.

Our social emotional curriculum focused on how to listen at school and how to focus your attention. We learned about our atten-to-scopes and how to use them. Ask your child if they can show you their atten-to-scopes!

Reminders

Sept 13-23 — 1st quarter home visits

September 28 — No school (PLC)

Weekly Update 8/30-9/3

This week we continued talking about rules at preschool. We practiced how to walk in line and how to use our walking feet in the classroom. We also talked about what things might make us feel scared, sad, and happy.

During small groups this week the students used playdoh and playdoh tools, searched for treasure in the sand table, and played a matching game with their name tags and pictures.

Our social emotional curriculum focused on how to appropriately welcome new people into the classroom. We practiced introducing ourselves and what it might look like to show a new friend the classroom.

First Quarter Home Visits 

Our first quarter home visits are scheduled for September 13-Sept 23. You will receive a reminder email at least 24 hours in advance. Please let me know if you need to reschedule our visit.

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer in the classroom this year, please visit https://wapp.lps.org/gold/volunteer/overview.cfm 

More information about signing up to volunteer this year will be coming by the end of the month!

Reminders

September 7 — No School (Labor Day)

 

Weekly Update 8/23-8/27

We made it through the first week of preschool! This week we talked about rules at preschool and learned about our daily schedule. We got to take a walk around the building and were able to go the gym a few times. Ms Cook even came to visit and read a book during large group!

During small groups this week, we learned about different areas of the classroom. We practiced how to share, solve problems, and use materials appropriately.

Our Second Step lessons included safety rules. We learned rules about car seats, walking across the street, and fire.

Reminders

August 31 — No School (PLC)