This Week In PreK3B (November 5th-9th)

posted Sep 15, 2018, 1:48 PM by Joanne Sambucini   [ updated Nov 11, 2018, 3:16 PM ]
Please reminded that Wednesday, November 14th is Picture Day!! Please make sure you return your child's picture envelope with payment! Children may wear their own clothes-No uniform!!

Friday, November 16th is Spirit Day. Donate $1.00 and wear blue for Diabetes Research!

We finished learning about the letter F and its sound. We then began learning about our next letter, the letter E. We discussed that it is a vowel and has two sounds. We traced E on our dry erase boards and played "E Detective" and found E on our classroom rug.  We also played "Brown Detective" and found objects in the classroom that are brown. We glued a paper turkey, cornucopia, and a leaf onto paper for things that are brown.  We continued learning about triangle as well. We played the shape bean bag game and the Oreo Matching Middles game and glued 2 triangle onto paper. We used apple and leaf counters to count our numbers 0-4. The children had a lot of fun with it!! In our Weekly Reader this week, we talked about turkeys and learned some facts about them. The male turkey is called a tom and the female is called a hen. The baby turkey is called a poult.  We have been "gobbling" all around our class when we sing our "Mr. Turkey" song!! 
In Religion, we talked about how God made the world and everything in it and everything He made is good. We then used dot markers to dot some pictures of things God made.

As the colder weather approaches, I am suggesting that you spend some time having your child practice putting on his/her jacket, as well as his/her backpack,  independently. There are many children who can't do these activities by themselves, so dismissal time is getting a bit more difficult. It would be extremely helpful if each child can do this without assistance and then I can zip them up. 

I would also suggest that you practice spelling your child's name with them. We have been doing it together at times during class as well. Right now, they don't need to write it. We will begin tracing our first names in January, but they should be starting to spell it orally because it will then be easier for them to trace/write later.

 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.