Thursday, September 6, 2012

First Week of School - September 10-14

First Week of School- September 10-14

Our first month of school is upon us. We will begin our school year getting to know each other and establishing classroom routines. During the month of September, we will be focusing on developing classroom expectations, routines, and getting to know each learner. Our books for the first several weeks will pertain to transitioning to school and feelings about coming to school. We will also use these books to have the students become familiar with our curriculum approach which is to use books to build on our classroom activities.
Books This Week:
Starting School by Franzesha Ewart
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Small Groups:
-First Day of School Picture for Portfolios
-Self Portraits and Name writing samples (We will add these to your child's portfolio to monitor the wonderful progress they will make in preschool this year)
-All About Me Book-Each child will begin to create a book to share with their new friends at school and then bring it home to share with you.  Each day they will create a new page in their book. Some of the activities include:
          -Name Puzzle- cutting the letters of their name and assembling them in order in book
          - How old are you?- each child will cut the correct number of candles to add to a birthday cake
          -Where do you live? -each child will draw a picture of their house using a variety of shapes
Art Table- Bingo Dobbers
Block Area- blocks
Sand Table- sand and sand toys
Book Area- Exploring Books about school
Easel-Markers and paper
Writing Table- crayons and paper
Dramatic Play- dishes, cookware, and food
Math, Puzzles, and Manipulatives- Pattern Blocks
Science - What I did over the summer. Exploring seashells
Rug- Legos for building

Songs, Word Plays, and Language
-Action Bingo Song:
         There was a class that had a boy/girl, and _____was his/her name-o
         (Each child chooses an action for others to follow)
         Jump, Jump, (name),      Jump, Jump, (name),     Jump, Jump, (name) ,
         We're glad you're in school today.
-If your happy and you know it.
-Here we are together at school
-Our Good Morning Chant
-The Cub of Day, Who will it be?
-ABC Rock by Steve and Greg
-Number Rock by Steve and Greg

Preschool Life Skill
-When I call your name, stop what you are doing, look at me, and say ,"Yes".

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