1/20/2019

Dear Parents,

We had a busy week in Pre-K 2 this week. We continued our theme: Transportation! The children had lots of fun learning about the different types of transportation. They went around and talked about ones they already knew of and then they learned new ones. They told their classmates what form of transportation they use to come to school every day and discussed what they were making for their transportation project. In Math, they built cube stairs. The children worked individually on building stairs up to at least 10 with connecting cubes. As they worked, they discussed the plus 1 pattern; that is, when we count, the next number is one more than the one before. We reviewed how counting the number of steps and the number of cubes in a step equal the same number. This activity integrates many skills; Children put numbers in order, count from one number to the next, and recognize the step-like visual pattern. Another game they played was How Many Now? They were given the numeral cards, which they had to put in order. Then, I placed a certain number of counters on a plate and they had to recognize how many there were and point to that number card. Then, I covered the plate with a cloth and added or took away counters and they had to point to the number card they thought showed how many there were now. Here is what is happening coming up:

  • Please take note that we will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Students are getting in the habit of taking off their jackets and placing them in the big clear bags along with their backpacks. Please make sure they know how to put on, take off and can zipper their own jackets. If they have lunch boxes, they can place them in the top part of their cubby. Please have them sign their name and move their name stick before going to wash their hands. Please allow them to do this as we are building independence.
  • The children are having so much fun presenting their Transportation Projects! They are also being critical thinkers when coming up with questions to ask their classmates about their projects.

Have a great rest of the weekend, see you Tuesday!

Ms. Francesca