Welcome to Preschool!
Theme this week: Dinosaurs Updated: 2-17-20
In math we will be learning how numbers show us how many, matching numbers with objects, identifying numbers, simple addition and subtraction using objects, identifying shapes, colors, making and identifying patterns and more. The weekly e-mail will explain which concepts we are working on throughout the week
Each week we have a theme and focus question to guide our learning. We learn concept words to go with the theme and amazing words which are vocabulary words that may be tricky in our weekly story.
Every day we practice writing our names at arrival time. Our MN Reading Corps tutor works with us one on one to make sure that we are using proper hand grip, using only an uppercase letter for our first letter, and using the correct writing form. We also try to write our own names on all station projects that we complete. This week we introduced students to the sound of the letter Pp. We use Jolly Phonics which provides us with a short song and motion to help us with the letter sound.
One class is spent making the letter with play dough, another class is spent writing the letter in sand, gel, shaving cream or the like and the third day (if you child is here, is spent practicing writing the letter.
Letters that we have learned so far this year (we use the Jolly Phonics program with Reading Corps):
A, I, P, S, T. N, E, R, C, K, M, G, D, H, R, M, D, G, O, U, L, F, B, J, Z
For religion we use a curriculum for preschoolers that covers topics by letter of the alphabet (p=prayer, t= trinity, etc). We also discuss any topic that may be specific to the liturgical season or month. Example- October is the month of the rosary, November we celebrate All Souls Day, etc.
Wed. 5th Carnival ticket turn in day
Thurs. 6th August Birthday Lunch
Sun. 9th PTO Book Bingo 1-3
Wed. 12th Book Inspired Dress Up Day
Toddler Class 6-7:30
Mon. 17th NO SCHOOL
Wed. 19th Stack Your Hat Dress Up Day and Carnival Ticket Turn in Day
Thurs. 20th CONFERENCES 3-6:15
Sun. 23rd Pancake breakfast to support 6th graders going to Camp Foley in Buckman 8:30-12:00
Mon. 24th State of the School meeting 6:30
Wed. 26th Mass for Ash Wednesday 8:30
Toddler Class 6-7:30
Thurs. 27th Team Dress up as book characters
Friday 28th Carnival Set Up 3:00
Sun. 1st Carnival!
HOW TO DRESS FOR RECESS:
These are the guidelines that will be followed:
Every day, we talk about the weather and current season. Other topics go with our theme for the week and will be mentioned specifically in our weekly email. Science in preschool also involves discovering though our senses, and our sensory table is great for this! The sensory table changes throughout the year with things like, sand, water, corn, beans, rice, moon dough, snow and more inside of it!
MN Reading Corps
MN Reading Corps is an amazing program and we are lucky to have it and to have Miss Grace as our Reading Corps Tutor! She works with children individually and in small groups as well as doing various learning songs and rhymes throughout the day to reinforce skills and to help teach new ones!