Friday, January 26, 2018

Snow unit (week 5) January 29-February 2)

Week 5
Books This Week:
Stella: Queen of the Snow
The Snowy Day

Concepts for the Week:
-How does snow melt?
-How can we keep snow from melting? (insulation & refrigeration)

Small Groups For This Week:
-Snowglobe letter game.  We will look pull a letter out of a bag.  Then we will identify and label the letter.  We will search in a snowglobe for the letter.  When we find it, we will use a Qtip to apply white paint with glue on it. Then we will sprinkle glitter on the letter. This is to strengthen our alligator fingers.  
-January Self Portraits
-Exploring Different Size Mittens- We will cut and place mittens in size order
-”Subtracting” Snowman- We will take turns rolling a number cube.  We will label the number we land on then count that many objects.  Then we will take one object away.  Then count the set again to show how we “subtract” and then we will record our numbers on our papers.
-Stella in the Snow- We will be creating snowy scenes with a story character.  Then we will paint on Epsom salt.
-Snowman bowling- We will build a snowman using white blocks.  Then we will roll a “snowman” to knock it down.  We will take turns building the snowman for our friend to have the next turn.  
Journaling- We will write in our journals about snow

We will be continuing a program called Handwriting Without Tears. Its focus is on letter formation and letter awareness. This program reinforces proper grasp and trying to strengthen fine motor muscles. We will continue to work on diagonal lines.  We will be sorting and coloring our papers to find the letters A and V.

Art Table: Snowy Scenes /Patriot headbands
Block Area: Igloos with blocks
Sensory Table:  Arctic Animals (water and land animals)
Book Area: books about weather
Writing Table: Survey Questions
Dramatic Play: Hot Cocoa Shop

Puzzles and Manipulatives: puzzles

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Snow Unit January 22-26

Books This Week:
Tracks in the Snow
Katy and the Big Snow

The Mitten

Let's Talk About It
-Stuffing a mitten (We will add blocks to a mitten and try to predict how many blocks it will hold.  This will be related to our unit book The Mitten)
-Absorb and Repel Concepts
-Animals that migrate and hibernate
We will continue a program called Handwriting Without Tears. It focuses is on letter formation and letter awareness. This program reinforces proper grasp and trying to strengthen fine motor muscles.
-We will be working on letters R and K

Small groups
-More and less books with Katy and the Big Snow
-Beginning sounds- We will trace and then listen to the beginning sound we hear in words on a snowman. We will give each snowman the correct hat based on the sound we hear in each word.
-Snowman "Adding"- We will roll a number cube and use 1;1 correspondence to count the correct number of snowballs(cotton balls). Then we will add "one more' and say how many. We will record our answers on our papers.
-Sorting migration and hibernation animals
-Sorting animals in the mitten and not in the mitten
-Map of our school- In our unit book, a map showed us where Katy the snow plow went to help the community in a blizzard. We will use a map of our preschool and find each location in a large group special activity. We will record on our maps everytime we find a new location.

Art Table: Shaving Cream and driving cars like a snow storm
Block Area: Using "snowplows" in a snow storm
Sensory Table: ping pong balls with letters that spell snowball. We will try to find all the letters.
Book Area: books about weather
Easel: Snow pictures (white paint on blue paper)
Writing Table: Read the room and find the hidden letters
Dramatic Play: LL Bean shop
Puzzles and Manipulatives: matching different mittens

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Kindergarten Information Night

Burlington Public Schools Kindergarten Information Night

The Burlington Public Schools will be holding an information night for parents of incoming kindergarten students. At this informational evening, you will learn about what a typical day in kindergarten looks like. We will review registration procedures, kindergarten screening, and overall kindergarten readiness. There will also be time allotted for Q & A. Please join us for this important evening.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
(snow date - January 18, 2018)
Burlington High School Auditorium 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Please note: this evening is for ​parents/guardians only​