This Week In PreK3B (January 7th-11th)

posted Sep 15, 2018, 1:48 PM by Joanne Sambucini   [ updated Jan 12, 2019, 2:30 PM ]
We learned about the letter W by tracing W on dry erase boards, playing "W Detective" and finding and swatting W on our rug and glued craft sticks in the shape of W. We also glued a die cut W and a foam web onto paper for "W is for Web". We also decorated and used white paint to make a winter picture for "W is for Winter". We also began learning about the color black by playing "Black Detective" and finding something black in the classroom. We then glued a die cut teddy bear, rabbit, and crayon for "Things that are black".  We started learning about our new number for the month, the number 4. We put a new gumball into our flannel board gumball machine so now we have 4! We glued die cut star shapes onto paper for our new shape for January, the star! 
In our Weekly Reader, we learned about snow and ice and discussed how ice is frozen water. We then did an "experiment" and made our very own "snow"!! The kids really had a ball!!  Check out the Corpus Christi Facebook page to see some pictures! 
In Religion, we discussed how God made people and the first people God made were Adam and Eve. We talked about how God made each of us different and special and how God loves us all very much! We then colored a picture of ourselves!

You may have noticed that on some of our work papers, the children have begun tracing their names over highlighter.  For just the beginning, they are doing a great job!  It would be beneficial if you practice having your child trace their names at home for reinforcement. You can use highlighter to write their name and then have them trace over it. Or you can make dots for their name and then they can trace over the dots. As we have been saying in class, "Practice makes perfect".  Some children are still having a rough time holding the pencil tight enough which is then affecting their tracing/writing skills. Also, there are a few children who are still unsure of how to orally spell their names. Please continue to practice that as well.

 I recommend you spend a few minutes each night reviewing the material we are learning in class. This reinforcement at home will only help strengthen their knowledge. Please continue to practice the correct pencil grip with your child and have them hold it tightly and have them press firmly. I am noticing that some children aren't pressing hard enough when they are tracing/writing. We are using pencil grips on all our pencils to get them accustomed to writing and holding the pencil correctly.