Thursday, April 19, 2018

What's Happening in Room 207? Week of May 14th-16th

3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
Circle Time Spotlight: 
  • Story: Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Fingerplay: Five Little Ducks
  • Song: "The Fairy Tale Song" 
  • Concept Game: Fairy Tale Yoga Poses & Gross Motor Movements
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:  Time & Measurement
  • I am learning to show an awareness of time.
  • I am learning to explore, compare, & describe length, weight, or volume using standard units.
Gross Motor: Movement
  • I am learning to move with balance.
Social Studies: Supply & Demand
  • I am learning to recognize supply & demand.
Science: Recording Information
  • I am learning to record information through a variety of means (graphing, tallying, writing, drawing, photographing).
Arts and Humanities: Drama
  • I am learning to attend or respond to drama performed by others.
Health: Problem Solving Skills
  • I am learning to ask for help to solve problems.
Dates to Remember....
  • May 16th- Preschool's Last Day!!

      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!!

      What's Happening in Room 207? Week of May 7th-10th

      3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


      A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
      Circle Time Spotlight: 
      • Story: Little Red Riding Hood
      • Fingerplay: Five Green & Speckled Frogs
      • Song: "The Fairy Tale Song" 
      • Concept Game: Fairy Tale Yoga Poses & Gross Motor Movements
      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:  Time & Measurement
      • I am learning to show an awareness of time.
      • I am learning to explore, compare, & describe length, weight, or volume using standard units.
      Gross Motor: Movement
      • I am learning to move with balance.
      Social Studies: Supply & Demand
      • I am learning to recognize supply & demand.
      Science: Recording Information
      • I am learning to record information through a variety of means (graphing, tallying, writing, drawing, photographing).
      Arts and Humanities: Drama
      • I am learning to attend or respond to drama performed by others.
      Health: Problem Solving Skills
      • I am learning to ask for help to solve problems.
      Dates to Remember....
      • May 9th- Preschool Field Day!!
      • May 16th- Preschool's Last Day!!

          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!!

          What's Happening in Room 207? Week of April 30th-May 3rd

          3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


          A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
          Circle Time Spotlight: 
          • Story: The Little Red Hen
          • Fingerplay: Five Little Butterflies
          • Song: "The Fairy Tale Song" 
          • Concept Game: Fairy Tale Yoga Poses & Gross Motor Movements
          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:  Time & Measurement
          • I am learning to show an awareness of time.
          • I am learning to explore, compare, & describe length, weight, or volume using standard units.
          Gross Motor: Movement
          • I am learning to move with balance.
          Social Studies: Supply & Demand
          • I am learning to recognize supply & demand.
          Science: Recording Information
          • I am learning to record information through a variety of means (graphing, tallying, writing, drawing, photographing).
          Arts and Humanities: Drama
          • I am learning to attend or respond to drama performed by others.
          Health: Problem Solving Skills
          • I am learning to ask for help to solve problems.
          Dates to Remember....
          • May 3rd- Preschool Derby Day!!
          • May 9th- Preschool Field Day!!
          • May 16th- Preschool's Last Day!!

              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, April 15, 2018

              What's Happening in Room 207? Week of April 23rd-26th

              3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


              A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
              Circle Time Spotlight: 
              • Story: Goldilocks And The Three Bears
              • Fingerplay: Five Little Bears
              • Song: "The Fairy Tale Song" 
              • Concept Game: Fairy Tale Yoga Poses & Gross Motor Movements
              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:  Time & Measurement
              • I am learning to show an awareness of time.
              • I am learning to explore, compare, & describe length, weight, or volume using standard units.
              Gross Motor: Movement
              • I am learning to move with balance.
              Social Studies: Supply & Demand
              • I am learning to recognize supply & demand.
              Science: Recording Information
              • I am learning to record information through a variety of means (graphing, tallying, writing, drawing, photographing).
              Arts and Humanities: Drama
              • I am learning to attend or respond to drama performed by others.
              Health: Problem Solving Skills
              • I am learning to ask for help to solve problems.
              Dates to Remember....
              • May 3rd- Preschool Derby Day!!
              • May 9th- Preschool Field Day!!
              • May 16th- Preschool's Last Day!!

                  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!!

                  Tuesday, April 10, 2018

                  What's Happening in Room 207? Week of April 16th-19th

                  3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


                  A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
                  Circle Time Spotlight: 
                  • Story: The Three Little Pigs
                  • Fingerplay: Five Little Pigs
                  • Song: "The Fairy Tale Song" 
                  • Concept Game: Fairy Tale Yoga Poses & Gross Motor Movements
                  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:  Time & Measurement
                  • I am learning to show an awareness of time.
                  • I am learning to explore, compare, & describe length, weight, or volume using standard units.
                  Gross Motor: Movement
                  • I am learning to move with balance.
                  Social Studies: Supply & Demand
                  • I am learning to recognize supply & demand.
                  Science: Recording Information
                  • I am learning to record information through a variety of means (graphing, tallying, writing, drawing, photographing).
                  Arts and Humanities: Drama
                  • I am learning to perform simple elements of drama (audience, actors, stage).
                  Health: Problem Solving Skills
                  • I am learning to ask for help to solve problems.
                  Dates to Remember....
                  • April 16th-19th- Week of the Young Child Celebration!!
                  • April 16th-19th- Book Fair!!
                  • April 19th- Preschool Picture Day!!
                  • May 3rd- Preschool Derby Day!!
                  • May 10th- Preschool Field Day!!
                  • May 16th- Preschool's Last Day!!

                      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!!
                      Week of the Young Child- April 16th-19th, 2018:  
                      • The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.  We're so exicted for a week long celebration of our youngest learners!
                      • Music Monday- Each class will make musical instruments in their classroom.  Additionally, the Russell High School band will be coming over to the JFL field to show us how they play and perform the fight song.
                      • Tasty Tuesday- Each class will have an "unbirthday" party and decorate cupcakes, to celebrate early childhood.
                      • Work Together Wednesday- Each preschool class will be paired up with another class to create bird feeders for the back field of our school.
                      • Artsy Thursday- Each child will paint a rock to create a rock garden for the outdoor learning environment at Russell Primary School.
                      • Family Night- We are having a Family Night on Thursday evening!!  We will be singing a few songs, having an art show, and there will be a few family engagement activities too!! 


                      Tuesday, March 20, 2018

                      What's Happening in Room 207? Week of April 9th-12th

                      3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


                      A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
                      Circle Time Spotlight: 
                      • Story: The Three Billy Goats Gruff
                      • Fingerplay: Five Little Sheep
                      • Song: "The Fairy Tale Song" & "Baa Baa Black Sheep"
                      • Concept Game: Fairy Tale 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:  Time & Measurement
                      • I am learning to show an awareness of time.
                      • I am learning to explore, compare, & describe length, weight, or volume using standard units.
                      Gross Motor: Movement
                      • I am learning to move with balance.
                      Social Studies: Supply & Demand
                      • I am learning to recognize supply & demand.
                      Science: Recording Information
                      • I am learning to record information through a variety of means (graphing, tallying, writing, drawing, photographing).
                      Arts and Humanities: Drama
                      • I am learning to perform simple elements of drama (audience, actors, stage).
                      Health: Problem Solving Skills
                      • I am learning to ask for help to solve problems.
                      Dates to Remember....
                      • April 11th- Debbie Dadey Author Visit!!
                      • April 16th-19th- Week of the Young Child Celebration!!
                      • April 16th-19th- Book Fair!!
                      • April 19th- Preschool Picture Day!!
                      • May 3rd- Preschool Derby Day!!
                      • May 10th- Preschool Field Day!!
                      • May 16th- Preschool's Last Day!!

                          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, March 11, 2018

                          What's Happening in Room 207? Week of March 26th-29th

                          3 Hoots for Preschool in Room 207!


                          A Peek at Our Week and This Week's Learning Targets.....
                          Circle Time Spotlight: 
                          • Story: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Chick!
                          • Fingerplay: Five Little Chicks
                          • Song: "I'm A Little Chick"
                          • Concept Game: Easter 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:  Time & Measurement
                          • I am learning to show an awareness of time.
                          • I am learning to explore, compare, & describe length, weight, or volume using standard units.
                          Gross Motor: Movement
                          • I am learning to move with balance.
                          Social Studies: Supply & Demand
                          • I am learning to recognize supply & demand.
                          Science: Record Information
                          • I am learning to record information through a variety of means (graphing, tallying, writing, drawing, photographing).
                          Arts and Humanities: Drama
                          • I am learning to perform simple elements of drama (audience, actors, stage).
                          Health: Problem Solving Skills
                          • I am learning to ask for help to solve problems.
                          Dates to Remember.... 
                          • March 29th- COSI On Wheels!!
                          • 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 16th-19th- Book Fair!!
                          • April 19th- Preschool Picture Day!!
                          • May 3rd- Preschool Derby Day!!
                          • May 10th- Preschool Field Day!!
                          • May 16th- Preschool's Last Day!!

                              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!!