Dear Pre-K Families,
This week we officially welcomed Fall into our classroom. We “adopted” a tree in our playground. When we went back in our classroom we created the tree we observed for our “Seasons Tree” project. Our class tree is proudly hanging on our classroom door painted in beautiful fall colors with leaves and apples the children made, hanging on the tree. Wait and see how we change our tree to replicate the changes we observe as the seasons change our “adopted tree” outside.
The upper and lower case “Bb” was introduced this week. We discussed the sound the letter makes and thought of all kinds of words that begin with the letter “Bb”. Each child made a “Bingo Bear” puppet and wrote the upper and lower case Bb. We read books that begin with the letter of the week as well. Two of our class favorites were Bugs That Go Bump In The Night by David Carter and We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury. We baked brownies, which our class devoured! Black scary bats are hanging from our classroom ceiling in preparation for Halloween.
We discussed Christopher Columbus. I read a story about him to the class and we talked about why he is so important. The children know he discovered that the world is round. They learned that he sailed on three ships- the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Our class made their own Christopher Columbus to take home.
We incorporated the smart board into our class lesson, which the children loved. We did a lesson on the letter of the week and we learned more about Christopher Columbus. Each child had a turn interacting with the smart board.
We wrote in our journals again this week. This is an ongoing writing activity, which you will see in June. Another ongoing book your children are working on is their All About Me book.
****Just a reminder that school will be closed on Monday, October 9th in honor of Christopher Columbus.
****Picture Days –October 11th and 12th
Have a beautiful, fall weekend!