We have finally marched out of winter, hopefully, and seem to be heading to warmer, spring days! March was a very busy month in Pre K! We continued our study of the alphabet with letters D R. and B! Dramatic play was turned into a Hardware store and we started our unit on weather. We started the month by learning about Dr. Seuss and we enjoyed many of his stories. This was also a wonderful opportunity to practice rhyming. In science we learned about the colors of a rainbow and met a new friend ROY G BIV who helped us remember the order of a rainbow. This month we also learned about clouds and rain. We also read many nonfiction stories about weather and bugs .Together In March, we completed our project for the science fair! We made predictions about what solutions would make the best bubbles. On St. Patrick’s Day, a very sneaky leprechaun came and left green footprints and glitter all over the classroom! The leprechaun was too fast for our trap! But he did leave us gold coins and pencils. In religion, we started talking about the true meaning of Easter and we started to read stories from the Bible.
What is going on in April?
Here is a look at some of the activities that we will be doing in April.
With two full months left of school there’s still plenty of learning happening in Pre-K!
In language arts this month we will learn to write and recognize the letters Z for zoo, I is for insects, E is for Easter. We spent a lot of time practicing rhymes and beginning sounds last month and will add syllables to our skills during the month of April.
In math, we are continuing to write and recognize the ‘teen’ numbers and should reach number 20 by the end of the month. We will also continue with graphing, patterns 1:1 correspondence, and tally marks. By the end of the month we will start to add 2 numbers together!!!!
In Science, we will start out unit on bugs.
In religion, we will start to learn the Hail Mary so that it may be recited every day in May in honor of Mary. We will continue to learn about how each of us is special and we will continue reading select stories from the Bible.
Brown Bear has had a chance to spend a weekend with everyone. Brown Bear will be making a final overnight trip to visit his friends. This is a chance for your child to have one last visit with Brown Bear and reread about his adventures with all our Pre-K friends. Kindly return him to school the next day so he can have a final good bye with everyone before summer!
Week of the Young Child
During the week of April 17th through the 21st our class will be celebrating the Week of the Young Child. The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration that celebrates our youngest learners and promotes the importance of quality Early Childhood programs. During the week, we will be participating in many fun activities. Below you will find the schedule of events for the week and ways that you can be involved! If you would like to help out at all during this week please let me know by 4/10. Thanks!
Monday: 4/17 NO School
Tuesday: 4/18 Tasty Tuesday! -This fun, food-themed day is about more than just cheese and crackers. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more. With the rise in childhood obesity, we will encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits by spending the day talking about making healthy choices and enjoying a yummy healthy snack.
Wednesday 4/19 Work Together Wednesday- When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. We will spend the day doing many team building activities to encourage sharing and teamwork.
Thursday 4/20 Artsy Thursday -Think, problem solve, create
Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands. On Artsy Thursday we will celebrate the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art making.
Friday 4/21 Fun Friday! We will spend the morning doing a special activity with our 3rd grade buddies. A note will be going home about this in a few weeks. Stay tuned!
Finally, attached is the latest Scholastic book forms, orders are due Friday, April, 14th. You can always order books online by going tohttp://www.scholastic.com/ and using the code NCFD9. Every child should be read to for at least 20 minutes each night, if it is not in your bedtime routine now is a good time to start. Reading to your child helps promote word recognition, reading comprehension and provides some great quality time.
April 1 Family Dance at St. Patrick’s Gym – 6:00 PM
April 13 Holy Thursday Paraliturgy – 9:15 AM – 1st Grade Preparing
April 14 NO SCHOOL – Good Friday
April 17 NO SCHOOL – Easter Monday
April 21 Earth Day Free Dress
April 21 Poetry Slam – 1:45 PM – Church Hall
April 24-28 NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK
Mrs. Rankins & Mrs. McCabe