PreKindergarten Newsletter: November 18-22, 2019

Dear PreKindergarten Families: This week we talked about American children and how children are different but also the same. We also talked about Grandparents: they are our parents’ parents and how they love their grandchildren.

Homework:  Does your child know his/her middle name, birthday and parents’ first names?

These are the skills we have been practicing this week:

Arts & Crafts Dramatic Play Story/Lesson Blocks & Building
Teacher Led Skills practice:

Host of Angels project

Thanksgiving coloring

 

Child Exploration:

Watercolor at the easel

Boats

Asian Bistro

Cars/ramps/parking lot

Gas Station/cars

Dollhouse

 

Games:

Elephant’s Trunk

Walk in the Woods

Monkeys on the Bed

Tired Turkey

 

Push/Pull recognition

Ramp challenge

Children at Play

Grandparents

Wooden Blocks/Animals

Train Station

Foam puzzle blocks

House building blocks

Bristle blocks

Tree blocks

Arrazzles building

STEM building

Town blocks

 

Language & Literacy Library/Listening Center Math & Manipulatives Music & Movement
Listening to a variety of stories

Alpha puzzles

Thankful words

Spelling and name recognition

Writing letter J,j, sound it makes, sign language

Texture Dominoes

Opposites

Bears/clothes

Letter magnetic building

Magnadoodle

Journals

Library with Mrs. Smith

Transportation books

Children around the world books

Five senses books

Thanksgiving books

 

“The Great Turkey Race”

Pattern Play

Cubes/grid

Fraction blocks

Shapes pictures

Turkey patterns

Pie fractions

More or less game

 

 

 

Friendship songs

Music/dance around the world

Counting songs

Cultural dances

Gross Motor/Outdoor Play Science & Sensory Fine Motor Activities Religious Focus
Outdoor play

Jumping and catching

 

 

Five Senses

Ramps and wheels

Playdoh/vehicles

Roll or not? chart

Puzzles

Writing

Magnadoodles/Alpha

Sorting gems/pom poms

Texture Dominoes

Bears/clothes

Cutting

gluing

 

Sign of the Cross

Circle time and meal time prayers

Bible stories/songs

Seeds: Jesus is our Leader

And We wait for Jesus

Golden Rule

 

Coming Up: Monday is the prayer service for our “Giving Thanks” donations to the Hope House and afterwards the human food chain. The Prek class will be helping deliver their donations. .

Preschool Newsletter: November 18-22, 2019

Dear Preschool Families: This week we learned about our five senses using some hands-on activities and identifying “which sense do we use…?”

Homework: You can enhance your child’s five senses knowledge by asking “which sense do you use for…” and, as always, count, spell their name and see if they can recite their birthday.

These are the skills we have been practicing this week:

Arts & Crafts Dramatic Play Story/Lesson Blocks & Building
Teacher Led skills practice:

Baby Jesus was born in a stable project: following directions, counting, drawing, gluing

Coloring Thanksgiving pictures: staying inside the lines

 

Child exploration:

Boats

Asian Bistro

Cars/ramps/parking lot

Gas Station/cars

Dollhouse

 

Games:

Elephant’s Trunk

Walk in the Woods

Monkeys on the Bed

Tired Turkey

 

5 senses: identify what we see and hear; tasting and smelling items

 

Wooden Blocks/Animals

Train Station

Foam puzzle blocks

House building blocks

Bristle blocks

Tree blocks

Arrazzles building

STEM building

Town blocks

 

Language & Literacy Library/Listening Center Math & Manipulatives Music & Movement
Listening to a variety of stories

Alpha puzzles

Recognizing and writing first names

Show and Tell

Texture Dominoes

Opposites

Bears/clothes

Letter magnetic building

Magnadoodle

 

Transportation books

Children around the world books

Five senses books

Thanksgiving books

 

“The Great Turkey Race”

Pattern Play

Cubes/grid

Fraction blocks

Shapes pictures

Turkey patterns

Pie fractions

Counting popsicle sticks

Friendship songs

Music/dance around the world

Counting songs

Praise songs and Orchestral music at rest time

Chapel songs

Gross Motor/Outdoor Play Science & Sensory Fine Motor Activities Religious Focus
Outside play

CD dancing/following cd directions

 

Five Senses

Ramps and wheels

Playdoh/vehicles

 

Puzzles

Writing

Magnadoodles/Alpha

Sorting gems/pom poms

Texture Dominoes

Bears/clothes

Cutting

gluing

 

Sign of the Cross

Circle time and meal time prayers

Bible stories/songs

Chapel

 

 

Coming Up: Next week we have only one day of school, Tuesday, which will be our Thanksgiving Feast day.

PreKindergarten Weekly Newletter: November 11-15, 2019

Dear Preschool Families:  We continued with our transportation unit this week, talking about airplanes and buses. The children designed paper airplanes which they learned how to fly in the gym. They loved that! We also talked about our service project which helps people who may not have as much as we do and we came up with ways to be kind on “Kindness” day.  Homework: Continue to read to them and spell their names.  Thank you.

These are the skills we have been practicing this week:

Arts & Crafts Dramatic Play Story/Lesson Blocks & Building
Teacher Led:skills

Designing paper airplanes

Mosaic art

Child initiated:

Popsicle stick airplanes

Asian Bistro

Cars with ramps/parking lot

Gas Station/cars

Dollhouse

Elephant’s Trunk game

Walk in the Woods game

Service Project

“Duck on a Bike”

Planes and buses

 

Wooden Blocks/animals

Train Station

 

Language & Literacy Library/Listening Center Math & Manipulatives Music & Movement
Listening to a variety of books

Magnet Letters

Alpha puzzles

Opposites puzzle

Words of Thanksgiving

Spelling and name recognition

 

Five Senses

Thanksgiving books

“The Great Turkey Race”

Simple machines science books

Calendar/counting

Turkey patterning

1-10 counting/recognition

 

Counting songs

Interactive songs with movement

Praise songs and Orchestral music at rest time

Chapel songs

Gross Motor/Outdoor Play Science & Sensory Fine Motor Activities Religious Focus
Outside play

Large Motor focus: jumping and catching

Throwing paper airplanes in gym

5 senses

Ramps and wheels

Playdoh with construction vechicles and keys

Roll or not chart

Floor puzzles

Individual puzzles

Pie fractions

Magnadoodles

Mr. Potato Head

Cutting strips

Mosaic gluing

Sign of the cross

Circle and Meal time prayers

Bible stories and songs

Chapel Time: giving thanks to God

 

 

Coming Up: Next week we will be talking about our 5 senses using books and hands on exploration.

We will also continue to talk about being thankful for the things we have in our lives.

We will be posting a sign-up for our Thanksgiving Day Feast which takes place on Tuesday, November 26. Remember:  You won’t have to pack a lunch for those who stay the whole day. We will have our feast and also serve a little snack in the afternoon.

Preschool Weekly Newsletter: November 11-14, 2019

Dear PreKindergarten Families: This week we talked about children who live in Europe and Africa. We point out that no matter where in the world children live, we are all different, but all the same. The children learned a dance which originated in Switzerland: The Bird Dance. We also talked about our service project, which we do to help others who may not have much.

Homework:  Please continue reading to your child, counting items and 1-31 and spelling their name.

These are the skills we have been practicing this week:

Arts & Crafts Dramatic Play Story/Lesson Blocks & Building
Teacher led skills:

Coloring paper airplanes

Drawing faces in windows of buses

Gluing mosaic pieces to make a poster

Child initiated:

Watercolors on easel

 

Asian Bistro

Cars with ramps/parking lot

Gas Station/cars

Dollhouse

Elephant’s Trunk game

Walk in the Woods game

Veteran’s Day

Service Project

“Duck on a Bike”

 

Wooden Blocks/animals

Train Station

Animals around the World puzzle

Language & Literacy Library/Listening Center Math & Manipulatives Music & Movement
Listening to a variety of books

Magnet Letters

Alpha puzzles

Opposites puzzle

Words of Thanksgiving

Spelling and name recognition

Journals

 

Library with Mrs. Smith

Children of the World

Five Senses

Thanksgiving books

“The Great Turkey Race”

Simple machines science books

Calendar/counting

Turkey patterning

1-10 counting/recognition

Counting 1-31

Dances from around the world

Counting songs

Interactive songs with movement

Praise songs and Orchestral music at rest time

Chapel songs

Gross Motor/Outdoor Play Science & Sensory Fine Motor Activities Religious Focus
Outside play

Cultural dances

Large Motor focus: jumping and catching

5 senses

Ramps and wheels

Playdoh with construction vechicles and keys

Roll or not chart

Floor puzzles

Individual puzzles

Pie fractions

Magnadoodles

Mr. Potato Head

Cutting strips

Mosaic gluing

Sign of the cross

Circle and Meal time prayers

Bible stories and songs

Seeds: God cares for all Creation

Coming Up

Next week we will finish up our Children of the World unit with American children and children at play.

Next Friday is Grandparents’ Day. The children’s grandparents are invited to join in the reception at 9:00 in the gym followed by Mass at 10:45. The whole PreK will be attending the first 20 minutes of mass. Grandparents are welcome to have their grandchild attend with them.

There is also a Book Fair in the school Library which we encourage all families to view. We will be posting the sign-up for the PreK Thanksgiving Feast which will be held on Monday, November 25. Remember:  You won’t have to pack a lunch for those who stay. The feast is lunch and we will be serving a snack in the afternoon.