Welcome to Preschool!
Theme this week: Reflections Updated: 5/3/18
In math this week, we began focusing on shapes again. This week, we talked about how many sides a shape has. How the shapes are different and how they are similar. We played a fun game, where we placed shapes in the bag, and I describe them (four sides, no sides) and the children had to guess what shape I was describing.
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 Qq. We use Jolly Phonics to create a short jingle to include what sound the letter Qq makes.
On Mondays, we use play-doh to create the letters. On Wednesdays, we use our fingers in sand to draw the letter, and on Fridays we get to practice writing the letter with markers.
Letters that we have learned so far this year:
A, C, D, E, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, U, L, F, B, J, Z, W, X, Y, V, Q.
Fri. 4: No School
Wed. 9: Birthday Lunch
Wed. 16: Safari North Field Trip
Wed. 23: Last day for M/W
Fri. 25: Last day for M/W/F
REMINDER: There is an end of the year glow dance for students PreK-6th grade. This is a free event for students and parents. Concessions and glow items will be available for purchase. The dance will be held on Thursday, May 3 from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 4.
SAFARI NORTH FIELD TRIP: The end of the year field trip has been set! We will be going to Safari North Zoo in Brainerd on Wednesday, May 16.
We are continuing our Bible concept: God made me so that I can do good things. We read Genesis 7:17-8:14 This story, titled "Safe in the Big Boat" informs us on how Noah and his family took care of the animals and each during the flood. They all had important jobs to do to keep the boat clean, the animals and the people fed, and continue to wait for the flood to come to an end. At the end of the story, we found out that Noah had sent out a dove and waited until the dove never came back, ensuring that it had found a dry place to make it's new home.
In science this week we have been learning about the how reflections occur. We were able to discover multiple sources where we can see a reflection; water, mirrors, glass windows, and shiny cars. As part of art, we used mirrors to create our own reflection and illustrated what our reflection looked like. These are on display in the hallway.
MN Reading Corps
Mrs. Waytashek has begun her final Reading Corps benchmarking for all students! I will be beginning our last round of assessments starting on Monday! I am anxious to see how well the children are doing!