Monday, December 12, 2011

December 12-16

Please remember our Family Holiday Party on Friday. Families can come at 10:30

Books This Week:
The Gingerbread Man
The Gingerbread Girl

Small Groups For This Week:
***Last week, weather did not allow us to go outside to decorate the trees with our birdfeeders. This week we will be watching the weather and going outside to decorate a tree. Then we will put out a blanket, sing songs, and have hot cocoa. This is just like the family in Night Tree.
1.We will be making a secret project. I am sorry but I can't give any details. It is top secret.
2. Tally Gingerbread Game- We will be playing a game that will foster turn taking, tallying concepts, comparing data, and counting skills.
3. Measuring with gingerbread- We will be using non standard units (gingerbread ruler) to measure objects in our school. We will reinforce concepts such as counting, comparing, and qualitative vocabulary(longer, shorter, same in length).

Art Table: hanging snow flakes for our party
Block Area:blocks
Sensory Table: shaving cream
Book Area: books about families
Easel:gingerbread houses to paint
Writing Table: crayons for writing
Dramatic Play: bakery shop
Puzzles and Manipulatives: Ipads (cookie doodle app- to make cookies)
Science: tree branches without leaves and pine branches with needles

We will be starting a program called Handwriting Without Tears. It's focus is on letter formation and letter awareness. We will be working on a color and shape book for the next weeks. We will be reinforcing proper grasp and trying to strenghten fine motor muscles.

Preschool Manners
We are moving onto our new skill.
-When you want soemething form a teacher or friend and they are doing something say, "Excuse me" to get them to look at you.

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