Friday, April 8, 2016

Next Week and Reminder

I am so excited to kick off the Week of the Young Child next week by using our brand new curriculum.  I need to become more familiar with it, and the only way to do so is use it.  I am hoping everyone can bare with me as I work out kinks along the way.  Please expect math homework.  I will send home a packet on Monday to be returned by Friday.  Friday I will also utilize our quiet time to complete assessments. Again I AM SO EXCITED!  At the end of the week I encourage any positive or negative feedback...things you liked seeing or things you didn't like.

WEDNESDAY ALL FIELD TRIP FORMS ARE DUE.  If I do not have forms AND cash, you will need to find alternate care the day of our trip, April 22nd, per management.


ALSO below is a list of dates to mark on your calendar:


I panic every time I go through my plan book and see how few weeks we have left.  It will be here in the blink of an eye.  I hope to see them all at these last events, as they create great memories.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Animals at the Zoo

This week we will take a pretend trip to the zoo.  We will read books all about zoo animals.   These will be our books:

We will discuss what all living things need, and living vs. non-living things.  We will have a fun art project disguising ourselves to look like a zoo animal.  We also will be focused on the letter T.  We will work on addition concepts as well with money. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dr. Seuss

Oh The Places WE Will Go as we explore the wacky, rhymical, world of Dr. Seuss.  We will continue our letter of the week with P.  We also will explore the concept of measurement and graphing.   Instead of sight words this week, we will go over the word family -at, and -am which both work great in the world of Dr. Seuss.

Each day is a different theme this week.  Please check the door, or our menu for the theme.  We are sure to explore the concept of rhyming.  Oobleck will be explored, fun snacks made, and Green Eggs and Ham may or my not be enjoyed.

Our books we will enjoy this week will include:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Everyone Needs a Home

This week we will explore all the different types of homes all over the world for people and animals.  We also will continue working on the letter O.  It is really important to focus on the vowel sounds, since every word needs one vowel.  We also will be exploring simple money concepts.  It would be helpful to review coins and values at home as well.  Our sight words this week are LITTLE and THE.  Out literature selections are as follows:

Thursday, January 28, 2016

We Are All Different

This week the focus has been what makes us different...from obvious differences with our looks to not so obvious differences such as pets at home or special talents.  We will be reading a wide range of books that focus on diversity, or the fact that it IS OK to be different. Our books were as follows:

M is our letter of the week, which will have us doing a lot of exploring with marbles and magnets.  We even will use magnets to make art.  We will explore finger prints, make diversity monsters, and notice how we see differences.

Monday, January 18, 2016

We All Have Feelings

This week while we focus on the letter L, we also will be exploring different emotions.  We will be using the following resource book to help us with that, and the book has short stories featuring Clara and her dog Bumper.  Today we learned that Clara recently moved from Chicago to a small town where she lives in a big house with a big yard and no friends.  Her parents get her Bumper to help make her feel better.

We also will have different literature that feature various emotions.  The books will be as follows:

 Math will have us reviewing on the concepts of more or less and patterns.  Sight words this week are MY and ARE.