In math this week, we used our tens frames. A tens frame allows to use our brains to correlate the actual number to a visual of amount of spaces. We are also able to see how many more (how many to add) to get to 10. We also used tangrams to create snowmen. Tangrams are shape pieces that we use like a puzzle to create another object.
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 Ll. We use Jolly Phonics to create a short jingle to include what sound the letter Ll 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.
We have started a new Bible concept: Jesus is my Friend and Helper. We read Matthew 19:13-15 and Mark 10:13-16. This is the story parents' bringing their children to see Jesus. Jesus was among others, and his friends stopped the children because Jesus was too busy. Jesus then told his friends that he loves children and always has time for them. He hugged the children, played with the children and then prayed with them. This story always reminds me to stop, and give more time to not only the children in the classroom but my children at home. We must remember that we need to make time to play and pray with them :)
Fri. 18: NO SCHOOL
Wed. 23 : "It's a Snowy Day" Parent Reading
Thurs. 24: "It's a Snowy Day" Parent Reading
Sun. 27: PTO Sledding in Lastrup
Sat 26- Fri. Feb. 1: CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Thurs. Jan. 30: No PreK- Roller Skating at the Skatin' Place
REMINDER: Please send winter gear everyday! If you haven't already, please write your child's name in their snowpants. If you are wanting your child to leave their snowpants at school (because you have a pair for at home) please send me an email so that I can make a note to keep them here.
There have been a lot of toys from home in the classroom. Please remind your child and possibly even check their backpacks for toys. I do not want any of your child's toys to get broken at school.
JANUARY 23 & 24
We are inviting parents and/or friends to come into the classroom and read "It's a Snowy Day" to their child. We will have hot chocolate and donuts/muffins available for children and adults! Reading will take place in the AM from 8:20-8:45AM.
January 31- Skatin' Place
On Thursday, January 31 we will NOT have Preschool. You and your child are inviting to join the rest of the school at the Skatin' Place in St. Cloud to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Kids Place will be available if you need a place for care for that day. For more questions about the day, please see the permission form or contact me :)
Carnival in March
Every year, Holy Trinity School throws a Carnival as one of our fundraising events. As part of the event, each classroom is asked to create a silent auction basket. We create a theme for our basket and ask our class to donate to the classroom basket. This year, or theme is BOOKS. Any age level books! I am hoping to get enough to have two bags! (each bag of books will have students' handprints on the bag, the more books the more bags we can have). We will have one more opportunity to order books through scholastic in February. Your are also able to give money as well if you choose instead of ordering books. Just sent the money in an envelope label "Carnival Basket". Please contact me with any questions!
In science this week we are exploring ice. What makes ice, how can we melt it, and how long it stays in its form. We have arctic animals frozen in ice and we are using water to help melt the ice to free the animals.
MN Reading Corps
Mrs. Waytashek has begun her assessment on all students! It is amazing the growth that we are seeing!! I am also busy doing the end of the second quarter assessments! We sure do have some smart kiddos in PreK.