Monday, January 22, 2018

What's Happening in Room 207? Week of January 29th-February 1st

3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
Circle Time Spotlight: 
  • Story: Substitute Groundhog
  • Fingerplay: The Five Little Groundhogs
  • Song: "I'm a Little Groundhog"
  • Concept Game: Winter Yoga Poses
Literacy:  Responding to Stories & Alphabet Knowledge
  • I am learning that pictures & illustrations tell & retell a story.
  • I am learning to sequence the events in the story.
  • I am learning to identify letters in my name.
  • I am learning to match each letter with its sound.
  • I am learning to write my name.
Math:  Counting & Writing Numbers
  • I am learning to count using one-on-one correspondence.
  • I am learning to write numbers 0-10.
Gross Motor: Movement
  • I am learning to climb, jump, & hop with increased coordination.
Social Studies: Economics
  • I am learning that money is a way to purchase things.
Science: Scientific Tools
  • I am learning to use Scientific tools to explore.
Arts and Humanities: Music
  • I am learning to recite fingerplays & respond to music.
Health: Socialization
  • I am learning to play & interact with my friends.
Dates to Remember.... 
  • February 2nd- Groundhog Day!!
  • February 8th- Preschool Valentine's Day Parties!!
  • February 16th-19th- Winter Break: NO SCHOOL!!
  • February 20th- Chinese Acrobats!!
  • February 22nd- Born Learning Academy!!
  • February 26th-March 1st- Celebrate Reading Week/Dr. Seuss' Birthday!!
  • March 8th- Third Grading Period Ends!!
  • March 13th- 100th Day of Preschool!!
  • March 22nd- Preschool & Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year!!
  • March 29th- Preschool Egg Hunt!!
  • March 29th- Born Learning Academy!!
  • April 1st- Easter!!
  • April 2nd-6th- Spring Break: NO SCHOOL!!
  • April 16th-19th- Week of the Young Child Celebration!!
  • April 19th- Preschool Picture Day!!
  • May 3rd- Preschool Derby Day!!
  • May- Preschool Field Day!!
  • May- Preschool End of the Year Picnic!!
  • May- Preschool Moving Up Celebration!!

    News You Can Use:  
    • Thursday folders come home each week along with nap time stuff. 
    • I drafted a list of skills that are helpful for your child to be prepared for Kindergarten.  These skills are taught in Kindergarten so this is not a requirement but having some knowledge will help make their transition much smoother.....tying shoes, scissor skills, using a glue stick, identifying first name, attempting to write first name, alphabet knowledge, rhyming, shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, & hexagon), identifying numbers, counting (rote & one-to-one correspondence), book orientation & directionality (concepts of print), identifying characters in a story, retelling a story, & answering simple questions about a story.  These are things we work on daily in preschool but I think it is helpful for you to know this too!!

    Thursday, January 11, 2018

    What's Happening in Room 207? Week of January 16th-18th

    3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


    A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
    Circle Time Spotlight: 
    • Story: The Jacket I Wear in the Snow
    • Fingerplay: The Five Little Snowmen
    • Song: "I'm a Little Snowman"
    • Concept Game: Winter Yoga Poses
    Literacy:  Responding to Stories & Alphabet Knowledge
    • I am learning that pictures & illustrations tell & retell a story.
    • I am learning to sequence the events in the story.
    • I am learning to identify letters in my name.
    • I am learning to match each letter with its sound.
    • I am learning to write my name.
    Math:  Counting & Writing Numbers
    • I am learning to count using one-on-one correspondence.
    • I am learning to write numbers 0-10.
    Gross Motor: Movement
    • I am learning to climb, jump, & hop with increased coordination.
    Social Studies: Economics
    • I am learning that money is a way to purchase things.
    Science: Scientific Tools
    • I am learning to use Scientific tools to explore.
    Arts and Humanities: Music
    • I am learning to recite fingerplays & respond to music.
    Health: Socialization
    • I am learning to play & interact with my friends.
    Dates to Remember.... 
    • January 15th- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: NO SCHOOL!!
    • January 25th- Born Learning Academy!!
    • February 2nd- Groundhog Day!!
    • February 8th- Preschool Valentine's Day Parties!!
    • February 16th-19th- Winter Break: NO SCHOOL!!
    • February 20th- Chinese Acrobats!!
    • February 22nd- Born Learning Academy!!
    • February 26th-March 1st- Celebrate Reading Week/Dr. Seuss' Birthday!!
    • March 8th- 100th Day of Preschool!!
    • March 8th- Third Grading Period Ends!!
    • March 22nd- Preschool & Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year!!
    • March 29th- Preschool Egg Hunt!!
    • March 29th- Born Learning Academy!!
    • April 1st- Easter!!
    • April 2nd-6th- Spring Break: NO SCHOOL!!
    • April 16th-19th- Week of the Young Child Celebration!!
    • April 19th- Preschool Picture Day!!
    • May 3rd- Preschool Derby Day!!
    • May- Preschool Field Day!!
    • May- Preschool End of the Year Picnic!!
    • May- Preschool Moving Up Celebration!!

      News You Can Use:  
      • Thursday folders come home each week along with nap time stuff. 
      • I drafted a list of skills that are helpful for your child to be prepared for Kindergarten.  These skills are taught in Kindergarten so this is not a requirement but having some knowledge will help make their transition much smoother.....tying shoes, scissor skills, using a glue stick, identifying first name, attempting to write first name, alphabet knowledge, rhyming, shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, & hexagon), identifying numbers, counting (rote & one-to-one correspondence), book orientation & directionality (concepts of print), identifying characters in a story, retelling a story, & answering simple questions about a story.  These are things we work on daily in preschool but I think it is helpful for you to know this too!!

      Friday, December 29, 2017

      What's Happening in Room 207? Week of January 8th-11th

      3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


      A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
      Circle Time Spotlight: 
      • Story: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
      • Fingerplay: The Five Little Polar Bears
      • Song: "Did You Ever See a Polar Bear?"
      • Concept Game: Winter Yoga Poses
      Literacy:  Responding to Stories
      • I am learning that pictures & illustrations tell & retell a story.
      • I am learning to sequence the events in the story.
      • I am learning to identify letters in my name.
      • I am learning to match each letter with its sound.
      Math:  Counting
      • I am learning to count using one-on-one correspondence.
      • I am learning to measure objects by length, weight, & volume.
      Gross Motor: Movement
      • I am learning to gallop & skip.
      • I am learning to stop & change direction when I move.
      Social Studies: Rules & Procedures
      • I am learning to follow the rules & procedures of our classroom & school.
      Science: Categorization
      • I am learning to describe objects by their properties.
      Arts and Humanities: Music
      • I am learning to recite fingerplays.
      Health: Socialization
      • I am learning to play & interact with my friends.
      Dates to Remember.... 
      • January 15th- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: NO SCHOOL!!
      • February 2nd- Groundhog Day!!
      • February 8th- Preschool Valentine's Day Parties!!
      • February 16th-19th- Winter Break: NO SCHOOL!!
      • February 26th-March 1st- Celebrate Reading Week/Dr. Seuss' Birthday!!
      • March 8th- 100th Day of Preschool!!
      • March 8th- Third Grading Period Ends!!
      • March 29th- Preschool Egg Hunt!!
      • April 1st- Easter!!
      • April 2nd-6th- Spring Break: NO SCHOOL!!
      • April 16th-19th- Week of the Young Child Celebration!!
      • May 3rd- Preschool Derby Day!!
      • May- Preschool Field Day!!
      • May- Preschool End of the Year Picnic!!
      • May- Preschool Moving Up Celebration!!

      News You Can Use:  
      • Thursday folders come home each week along with nap time stuff. 
      • I drafted a list of skills that are helpful for your child to be prepared for Kindergarten.  These skills are taught in Kindergarten so this is not a requirement but having some knowledge will help make their transition much smoother.....tying shoes, scissor skills, using a glue stick, identifying first name, attempting to write first name, alphabet knowledge, rhyming, shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, & hexagon), identifying numbers, counting (rote & one-to-one correspondence), book orientation & directionality (concepts of print), identifying characters in a story, retelling a story, & answering simple questions about a story.  These are things we work on daily in preschool but I think it is helpful for you to know this too!!

      Sunday, December 3, 2017

      What's Happening in Room 207? Week of December 11th-14th

      3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


      A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
      Circle Time Spotlight: 
      • Story: How to Catch an Elf & The Littlest Elf
      • Fingerplay: The Five Little Elves
      • Song: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" & "Jingle Bells"
      • Concept Game: Christmas Yoga Poses
      Literacy:  Responding to Stories
      • I am learning that pictures & illustrations tell & retell a story.
      • I am learning to sequence the events in the story.
      • I am learning to identify letters in my name.
      • I am learning to match each letter with its sound.
      Math:  Counting
      • I am learning to count using one-on-one correspondence.
      • I am learning to measure objects by length, weight, & volume.
      Gross Motor: Strength & Control
      • I am learning to push, pull, twist, turn, curl, balance, & stretch with increased coordination & control.
      Social Studies: Cultural Traditions
      • I am learning about cultural traditions.
      Science: Categorization
      • I am learning to observe objects & events to answer simple scientific questions.
      Arts and Humanities: Music
      • I am learning to respond to dramatical performances by others.
      Health: Healthy Food Choices
      • I am learning to identify healthy food choices.
      Dates to Remember.....
      • December 11th-15th- Penguin Patch!!
      • December 14th- PTA Festival of Trees- Preschool is Singing!!
      • December 18th- Preschool Grinch Day!!
      • December 19th- Preschool Pajama Day (again)!!
      • December 20th-January 2nd- Christmas Break: NO SCHOOL!!

      News You Can Use:  
      • Thursday folders come home each week along with nap time stuff. 
      RPS Holiday Theme Days- December 11th-19th:  
      • Monday, December 11th- Candy Cane Day (Dress in Red & White)!!
      • Tuesday, December 12th- Reindeer Day!! 
      • Wednesday, December 13th- Grinch/Green Day!!
      • Thursday, December 14th- Elf/Red & Green Day!!
      • Monday, December 18th- Holiday Hat Day/Grinch Day!!
      • Tuesday, December 19th- Pajama Day (again)!!

      Monday, November 27, 2017

      What's Happening in Room 207? Week of December 4th-7th

      3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


      A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
      Circle Time Spotlight: 
      • Story: Olive the Other Reindeer & The Littlest Reindeer
      • Fingerplay: The Five Little Reindeer
      • Song: "Reindeer Pokey" & "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"
      • Concept Game: Reindeer Games
      Literacy:  Responding to Stories
      • I am learning that pictures & illustrations tell & retell a story.
      • I am learning to sequence the events in the story.
      • I am learning to identify letters in my name.
      • I am learning to match each letter with its sound.
      Math:  Counting
      • I am learning to count using one-on-one correspondence.
      • I am learning to measure objects by length, weight, & volume.
      Gross Motor: Strength & Control
      • I am learning to push, pull, twist, turn, curl, balance, & stretch with increased coordination & control.
      Social Studies: Cultural Traditions
      • I am learning about cultural traditions.
      Science: Categorization
      • I am learning to observe objects & events to answer simple scientific questions.
      Arts and Humanities: Music
      • I am learning to respond to dramatical performances by others.
      Health: Healthy Food Choices
      • I am learning to identify healthy food choices.
      Dates to Remember.....
      • December 4th-8th- RPS Book Fair!!
      • December 7th- Preschool Reindeer Day!!
      • December 7th- RPS Book Fair Family Night from 6:00-8:00 p.m.!!
      • December 11th-15th- Penguin Patch!!
      • December 14th- PTA Festival of Trees- Preschool is Singing!!
      • December 18th- Preschool Grinch Day!!
      • December 19th- Preschool Pajama Day (again)!!
      • December 20th-January 2nd- Christmas Break: NO SCHOOL!!

      News You Can Use:  
      • Thursday folders come home each week along with nap time stuff. 

      Monday, November 20, 2017

      What's Happening in Room 207? Week of November 27th-30th

      3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


      A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
      Circle Time Spotlight: 
      • Story: The Gingerbread Book Series
      • Fingerplay: The Five Little Gingerbread Men
      • Song: "Gingerbread Man"
      • Concept Game: Christmas Yoga Poses
      Literacy:  Responding to Stories
      • I am learning that pictures & illustrations tell & retell a story.
      • I am learning to sequence the events in the story.
      • I am learning to identify letters in my name.
      • I am learning to match each letter with its sound.
      Math:  Counting
      • I am learning to count using one-on-one correspondence.
      • I am learning to measure objects by length, weight, & volume.
      Gross Motor: Strength & Control
      • I am learning to push, pull, twist, turn, curl, balance, & stretch with increased coordination & control.
      Social Studies: Cultural Traditions
      • I am learning about cultural traditions.
      Science: Categorization
      • I am learning to observe objects & events to answer simple scientific questions.
      Arts and Humanities: Music
      • I am learning to respond to dramatical performances by others.
      Health: Healthy Food Choices
      • I am learning to identify healthy food choices.
      Dates to Remember.....
      • December 4th-8th- RPS Book Fair!!
      • December 7th- RPS Book Fair Family Night from 6:00-8:00 p.m.!!
      • December 11th-15th- Penguin Patch!!
      • December 14th- PTA Festival of Trees- Preschool is Singing!!
      • December 19th- Preschool Pajama Day (again)!!
      • December 20th-January 2nd- Christmas Break: NO SCHOOL!!

      News You Can Use:  
      • Thursday folders come home each week along with nap time stuff. 

      Wednesday, November 15, 2017

      What's Happening in Room 207? Week of November 20th & 21st

      3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


      A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
      Circle Time Spotlight: 
      • Story: The Night Before Thanksgiving & The Thanksgiving Story (with retelling bracelet)
      • Fingerplay: The Five Little Indians
      • Song: "Turkey & Dressing"
      • Concept Game: Thanksgiving Yoga Poses
      Literacy:  Responding to Stories
      • I am learning that pictures & illustrations tell & retell a story.
      • I am learning to sequence the events in the story.
      • I am learning to identify letters in my name.
      • I am learning to match each letter with its sound.
      Math:  Counting
      • I am learning to count using one-on-one correspondence.
      Gross Motor: Strength & Control
      • I am learning to push, pull, twist, turn, curl, balance, & stretch with increased coordination & control.
      Social Studies: Cultural Traditions
      • I am learning about cultural traditions.
      Science: Categorization
      • I am learning to describe objects by similarities & differences.
      Arts and Humanities: Music
      • I am learning to respond to musical performances by others.
      Health: Healthy Food Choices
      • I am learning to identify healthy food choices.
      Dates to Remember.....
      • November 20th- Unity Day!!
      • November 21st- Preschool Pajama Day!!
      • November 22nd-24th- Thanksgiving Break: NO SCHOOL!!
      • December 4th-8th- RPS Book Fair!!
      • December 7th- RPS Book Fair Family Night from 6:00-8:00 p.m.!!
      • December 14th- PTA Festival of Trees- Preschool is Singing!!
      • December 19th- Preschool Pajama Day (again)!!
      • December 20th-January 2nd- Christmas Break: NO SCHOOL!!

      News You Can Use:  
      • Thursday folders come home each week along with nap time stuff.